Antwerp (Belgium): India constructed a much-improved uncover than their opening compare as they post a rudimentary 3-0 feat over Poland to nick adult their second uninterrupted win in a Hockey World League Semifinals on Jun 23.
Walmiki brothers, Yuvraj (23rd minute) and Devinder (52nd) got their names on a scoresheet with peep goals and captain Sardar Singh (41st) sounded a play with a organisation retreat expostulate to secure India’s win during a KHC Dragons Stadium.
India had launched their debate with a 3-2 feat over France on a opening day.
Breezy conditions and 16 grade Celsius heat seemed to be to Poland’s fondness and they did good to perplex a Indian strikers in a initial session, not permitting them a decent demeanour during a goal.
Crowding their defence, a Polish players were means to perplex a Indian strikers for long, and in spin banked on long-passes from their domain to build adult some sprightly counters. But in a end, a Indians found ways to mangle down a swarming Polish counterclaim to siphon in 3 goals.
It was Poland who warranted a initial chastisement dilemma in a 20th minute, though captain Pawel Bratkowski’s rising drag-flick was palmed divided by goalkeeper P R Sreejesh.
Yuvraj non-stop a scoring for India as he capitalised on a propitious mangle in a 23rd minute, when a prolonged erratic round deflected towards him off a defender’s hang and he done no mistake in flicking it past a untimely goalkeeper.
India tender small with their 3 chastisement corners in a deficiency of Rupinder Singh, who is improving from an damage suffered in a warm-up matches here.
Sardar increasing a lead in a 41st notation with a severe retreat expostulate from a tip of a scoring round into a left dilemma of a goal.
Devindar Walmiki afterwards scored his second idea in unbroken matches in his entrance contest by elegantly deflecting in a erratic round from Chinglensana Singh in a 52nd minutes.
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Hockey World League Roundup: Australia beat France 10-0; Britain separate points with Belgium
Earlier, in a Pool B fixture, Ireland rallied from a two-goal necessity in a initial entertain to secure a 2-2 pull opposite Great Britain.
Ireland, who narrowly missed subordinate for a 2012 Olympic Games, showed a lot of solve in earning a indicate in a initial tour of this World League Semifinals.
Britain were dual goals forward by a eighth notation of play with margin strikes from captain Barry Middleton (5th minute) and Iain Lewers (8th) before a Irish strike back.
Kyle Good’s 19th-minute strike in open play was followed by John Jackson banishment a equaliser in 6 mins into a second session.
Britain have now drawn both their matches, carrying progressing hold Belgium 2-2 on a opening day.