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Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey: India maul Poland 10-0

Ipoh, PTI | Updated : 29 March 2019, 04:48 PM
Mandeep scored two goals yet again as India mauled Poland to stay unbeaten in the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey tournament. (Image credit: Twitter)
Mandeep scored two goals yet again as India mauled Poland to stay unbeaten in the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey tournament. (Image credit: Twitter)
HIGHLIGHTS
    • Mandeep Singh took his tally of goals to seven in the tournament.
    • India are the five-time Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey tournament.
    • India scored seven goals against Canada and 10 against Poland.

Striker Mandeep Singh continued his prolific form by scoring a brace as India mauled a hapless Poland 10-0 in their final league match of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh on Friday. Already assured of a summit clash against Korea -- to be played on Saturday -- before this match, the Indians scored goals almost at will which left the Polish players in daze. The second quarter was the most productive with the Indians finding the target four times. They were 6-0 up at the half time, before adding four more in the remaining 30 minutes to wallop the Polish team in the inconsequential match. Five-time champions  India thus maintained their unbeaten streak in the tournament, collecting 13 points from five league matches with the help of four wins and a draw.   
     
Mandeep struck back-to-back goals in the 50th and 51st minutes to take his goal tally to seven in the tournament. The 24-year-old striker had scored a hat-trick in India's 7-3 win over Canada on Wednesday.
     
Varun Kumar (18th and 25th) also struck twice while Vivek Prasad (1st), Sumit Kumar (7th), Surender Kumar (19th), Simranjeet Singh (29th), Nilankanta Sharma (36th) and Amit Rohitdas (55th) were the other goal-scorers for India.

First Published: Friday, March 29, 2019 04:47 PM
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