The subsequent period of play saw the teams trade punches at each other. There were a few chances but the scoreline continued to read 1-1. The match picked up pace in the 21st minute of the second half when the home team took the lead via a penalty-corner conversion by Hassan Basha.
In the other match of the day, Karnataka scripted a 2-1 win over Punjab & Sind Bank.
Results: TN drew with Air India 2-2; Karnataka bt Punjab & Sind Bank 2-1