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Hockey World League semi-final: Indian players wore black armbands condemn the attack on Indian soldiers

New Delhi: Indian hockey team won the hearts of their countrymen when they whipped most despised adversaries Pakistan 7-1 in a Pool B conflict to storm into the quarter-finals of the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi Final here on Sunday.

While the Men in Blue overwhelmed Pakistan all through the match, they put forth a solid expression as every one of the players went to the field black armbands with a specific end goal to censure the assault on Indian fighters along the Jammu and Kashmir fringe.

Harmanpreet Singh, who is driving the Indian team without consistent captain PR Sreejesh, said that the players were resolved to pass on a message through game.

"We needed to win on the field today to demonstrate our pleased country as well as all the World that we will fight for what we put stock in through game," he said in a discharge.

Objectives by Harmanpreet Singh (13, 33), Talwinder Singh (21, 24), Akashdeep Singh (47, 59) and Pardeep Mor (49) guaranteed India toppled the Netherlands to lead the focuses table with its third progressive win. Pakistan, then again, is at the base.

Harmanpreet (thirteenth and 33rd minutes), Talwinder (21st and 24th) and Akashdeep Singh (47th and 58th) tore separated Pakistan's guard. Pardeep Mor (49th) too contributed an objective for India as they enlisted their greatest triumph (six-objective edge) against Pakistan.

Coming into the match, four-time title holders Pakistan had yielded four and six objectives in back to back misfortunes to the Netherlands and Canada, separately. India additionally uncovered Pakistan's shortcomings in their group's structure in a match that had chances in abundance for both the groups ideal from the begin. Be that as it may, it were India who benefited from the greater part of them.

Pakistan got the main chance of the match in the third moment when a counter-assault from the correct flank saw Indian goalkeeper Vikash Dahiya helpless before Ajaz Ahmad, however, the last flicked wide of the far post.

Akashdeep then was in with an opportunity to break the stop yet his delicate hit from short proximity was effortlessly hindered by goalkeeper Amjad Ali.

At that point drag-flicks from both Pakistan's Muhammad Aleem Bilal and India's Harmanpreet Singh went wide.

Pardeep Mor earned a punishment corner in the thirteenth moment and Harmanpreet thought of a grounder to beat Ali on the last's entitlement to give the 1-0 essential lead.

India, having scored the opening objective, appeared to facilitate their nerves and they played smooth and familiar hockey from that point. The way they did the development play through the back and midfield unsettled Pakistan and the last came up short on tolerance.

It brought about two brisk field objectives through Talwinder in the 21st and 24th minutes. The first was a splendid group objective, as a Mandeep's decreased from the left byline to S.V. Sunil, positioned before the objective, saw him drive the ball to a holding up and unmarked Talwinder at the far post, who simply needed to tap it in. After three minutes, Talwinder dinked past goalkeeper Ali from the privilege to make it 3-0.

Harmanpreet's second objective, an unchallenged drag-flick three minutes after the half-time break, gave India a good looking 4-0 lead, putting the diversion certain.

Trailing by four objectives, Pakistan demonstrated some strength and tried Indian goalkeeper Akash Chikte yet the Indian didn't enable their fortress to be broken and rather beat two more objectives through Akashdeep and Mor to finish the fruitful trip.

Muhammad Umar Bhutta (57th) scored an encouragement objective for Pakistan.

With this win, India moved to the top spot of the Pool B with nine focuses, while their neighbors are yet to open their record.

Hockey World League semi-final: Indian players wore black armbands condemn the attack on Indian soldiers

Hockey World League semi-final: Indian players wore black armbands condemn the attack on Indian soldiers



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