28' Not been Florian Fuchs' evening so far and he will need to be the person who finds the goal for his team. Mumbai attack again on the counter and Affan's run leads into a pass to Manpreet, who takes a poor shot on goal.
24' For all their defensive frailties in the tournament, Lancers have kept their shape really well today and are defending in Supreme mode. Six minutes remain in the quarter and the men from Bhubaneshwar lead 2-0
1' Kalinga Lancers get us underway and they are attacking from left to right. They have fielded an attacking line-up and straight away try to move forward with Lalit Upadhyay but his pass cannot find Turner
HELLO and Welcome to the Live coverage of the 2017 Hockey India League final. After more than a month of stick work, penalty corners, referrals and scoops, we are down to the final two teams of this competition and only one will take home the big prize. Dabang Mumbai take on Kalinga Lancers in the final of the 5th season of 2017 Hockey India League and in a lot of ways, this can be said as a match up between the two best teams in the competition..
Dabang Mumbai ended first on the points table in the league and defeated a pretty solid Delhi Waveriders side in the semi-final. Florian Fuchs, Affan Yousuf, Harmanpreet Singh and Robbert Kemperman have been stellar for the Boys in Blue and they will hoping to put in a big performance in the final to round off proceedings.
Kalinga Lancers have certainly been the most spirited side in the league this season and certainly the most attacking. They have adopted a tactic of being positive and forward-going, something which has been high risk but has paid off.