HOCKEY TEAM JOLT JAPAN WITH 9-0 WIN

The Indian men’s hockey team put up a clinical performance against Japan, demolishing the Asiad gold-medallists 9-0 for its third win in as many matches at the Hero Asian Champions Trophy here. As many as six Indian players made entries on the score- sheet on Sunday night in a dominating show that reaffirmed their supremacy in Asia and showed that the below-par Asian Games performance was an aberration.

With their third successive win, India leads the six-team event’s league standings with a maximum nine points, followed by Malaysia on six points from two games.
Strikers Lalit Upadhyay and Mandeep Singh scored two goals each, while drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh converted a penalty stroke and a penalty corner to lead the goal-fest.
Upadhyay opened the Indian scoring in the fourth minute with a diving deflection and again got into the action in the 45th minute for his double, while Harmanpreet converted a penalty stroke in the 17th minute and then sounded the board with a low penalty corner shot in the Indian raids, Mandeep Singh capitalized on two openings.

 

 

Kajal

From Online Sources