The Indian males’s hockey staff decimated lowly Ghana 11-0 in its opening Pool B match of the Commonwealth Video games right here on Sunday. As anticipated, the Indians had been relentless of their assaults and utterly managed the proceedings from begin to end. The Indians performed to their energy and scored 5 within the first half earlier than pumping in 4 and two objectives within the final two quarters. India transformed six out of 13 penalty corners they earned within the match.
Vice-captain Harmanpreet Singh (eleventh, thirty fifth, 53rd) scored a hat-trick, whereas Abhishek (2nd minute), Shamsher Singh (14th), Akashdeep Singh (twentieth), Jugraj Singh (twenty second, forty third), Nilakanta Sharma (thirty eighth), Varun Kumar (thirty ninth) and Mandeep Singh (forty eighth) had been the opposite purpose getters for India.
It was a totally dominating efficiency from the Indians as they hardly allowed Ghana into their D.
Ghana had their occasional possibilities within the type of 5 penalty corners however the Indian defence was as much as its finest to disclaim its opponents.
The Indians had been straightaway on the cash, securing their first penalty nook within the very first minute of the match and Abhishek was on the proper time on the proper place to search out the goal on rebound.
The Indians stored up the strain and secured one other penalty nook within the eleventh minute which was duly transformed by Harmanpreet.
Shamsher prolonged India’s lead by pushing dwelling an excellent transfer from Lalit Upadhayay and Abhishek.
Akshdeep made the scoreline 4-0 within the twentieth minute with a effective reverse hit after receiving an correct cross from Abhishek.
India had been awarded a penalty nook two minutes later and Jugraj was as much as the duty.
5 minutes after the change of ends, Harmanpreet scored his second purpose from a penalty nook.
Three minutes later, Nilakanta joined the celebration as he put the rebound behind the web after Ghana goalkeeper Offei saved a shot from Jarmanpreet.
Within the very subsequent minute, Varun Kumar transformed a penalty nook to get his first purpose within the match.
Jugraj Singh scored his second purpose, this time from a penalty nook.
Within the fourth and last quarter, Mandeep and Harmanpreet scored a purpose every to spherical off the tally.
India will subsequent play Canada on August 3.
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