India Thrash Pakistan 7-1 For Third Straight Win

Paterniano Del Favero
Giugno 20, 2017

India's final group stage match of the Hockey World League semi-finals is against Netherlands.

Overall, Pakistan, ranked No 13 in the world, enjoyed more possession and entries to the D in their final pool game and they took the game to Scotland early on in searing heat which reached 35C at pitch side. India are now all set to take on Netherlands in their next game.

There was plenty of entertainment in the first 15 minutes with Pakistan successfully appealing through a video referral for their first PC in the 11th minute.

Talwinder doubled India's lead soon after combining well with Satbir Singh and SV Sunil.

India restored their six goal advantage, with Akashdeep netting his second goal. Aleem Bilal's flick went very high above the bar. The celebrated midfielder was effortless in nicking the ball into the post leaving no chance for Carter to save. India endured a poor start in reply, losing wickets at regular intervals and slumping to a paltry score of 158 all out in 30.3 overs, with Hardik Pandya the only Indian offering some resistance. We have to start well and finish well. Vikas Dahiya, who substituted Akash Chikte at the goalpost after the half time, made two good saves when Canada came close to having a real good shot on goal.

One minute into the last quarter, Pakistan had their third PC. The quarter ended with no changes to the score-line.

Sardar Singh and Captain Manpreet Singh have become India's most formidable midfielders, both attacking and defending when needed. They face Canada on Monday.

Skipper Scott Tupper's penalty stroke put Canada ahead in the fourth minute before three goals in the second quarter settled the Pool B contest.

This is not the first time that a hockey team player has expressed displeasure and sadness at the lives lost in the valley. "I am quite pleased with the team's performance so far but our job is not finished yet". "We want to give our best against Pakistan".

India has already beaten Scotland 4-1 in their first game of the tournament with forwarding Ramandeep Singh scoring a brace.

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