ROURKELA,06/11/18:Prior to world Cup Hockey championship, which Odisha is organizing is for the first time the hockey fever is everywhere. Odisha Govt. under the leadership of Naveen Patnaik has taken enough steps to promote this world cip championship everywhere in the globe. In the process a hockey series of two games have planned between Odisha- and South Wales tem of Australia and the first mach was played in Bhubaneswar where Odisha team had defeated New South Wales team in the second match which was scheduled to play in Rourkela for the first time that any international match was being scheduled to play, played on Sunday at Biju Patnaik, Hockey Stadium which is managed and run by Rourkela Steel Plant. There were huge excitement among sports and specially hockey lovers in Rourkela. This match was played which was inaugurated by Honb’le Naveen Patnaik, CM of Odisha in front of huge crowd gathered to witness this event. As everybody know Sundergarh district is the mother district of producing Hockey stars who have represented International match for our country and proudly Dilip Tirkey is the best product this district has ever produced. This match was all exciting throughout the game and crowd present here had enjoyed the match to the fullest. In the first half Odisha-11 was managed with one goals scored by Prasanna Tirkey in the 28 minutes and then South Wales team had scored their successive two goals by Thomas Miuto. The foreign team managed to keep the lead and the crowd was all excited and cheers up for the home team. Odisha team then scored a goal and brings the goal tally to level but before the last few minutes of the game, South Wales team has scored another goal to end the score tally 3-2 and won the match. But since this was series of two games and each team has won one each, a penalty shootout was conducted which was ended 4-4. Finding no other option, sudden death penalty option was taken where Odisha team has scored one goal and won the series. The game which was played in Rourkela was all full of tension and excitement. Many viewers of the match thanked the initiative taken by Dilip Tirkey to conduct an international match in Rourkela. The prize distribution ceremony was held and the Chief Guest of the event was Chandra Sarathi Behera, Sports & Youth Services minster of Odisha. He gave away the prizes to the winner and runner-up team. Captain of South Wales team was declared Man of the Match where as Roshan Minz was adjourned as Man of the Match for the series. In this mega event other guests who present there were Subrat Tarai, MLA, Raghunathpalli and Chairman Planning Commission, Sundergarh, Sarda Nayak, Chairman, RDA, Dilip Tirkey, Chairman OTDC, Emma Ekka, President Zilla Parishad, Sushma Belung, Dy.Commissoner, RMC and Nirod Kumar Ray, Town Administrator, RSP.