(MENAFN- AsiaNet News) Indian men's hockey team displayed attacking efficiency to defeat Singapore 16-1 in a Pool A match in Hangzhou.
Harmanpreet Singh delivered an impressive four-goal performance, while Mandeep Singh achieved a hat-trick as India dominated Singapore, winning the Asian Games 2023 Pool A match with a score of 16-1. After a lackluster first quarter, India shifted into a higher gear, taking a commanding 6-0 lead over Singapore by halftime. Mandeep scored twice, while Lalit, Gurjant, Sumit, and Vivek each contributed a goal to the tally. India maintained their relentless attack, adding five more goals in the third quarter to assert their dominance. A total of nine players found the back of the net, with Varun Kumar and Abhishek making significant contributions in the second half.
This victory adds to India's impressive performance at the ongoing Asian Games. Filled with confidence, they commenced their Asiad campaign with a resounding 16-0 victory against Uzbekistan in the opening match before securing another one-sided win against Singapore. Looking ahead, the Indian team is determined to sustain their momentum and confidence as they prepare for two challenging pool matches. They will square off against the defending champions, Japan, on September 28, followed by a fierce rivalry clash against Pakistan on September 30. Their campaign will culminate with a match against Bangladesh on October 2.
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