Rising to the event, Indian males’s hockey crew slammed six objectives within the closing quarter for a crushing 16-0 victory in opposition to Indonesia, a outcome that took the holder into the knockout stage of the Asia Cup however shut the World Cup door on Pakistan, right here on Thursday.
India wanted to win the Pool A contest by at the very least a 15-0 margin to qualify and the younger gamers of the facet delivered underneath stress.
Each India and Pakistan completed on 4 factors every in Pool A behind Japan however the defending champion certified for the Tremendous 4s attributable to higher aim distinction (1).
Pakistan had misplaced 2-3 to Japan earlier within the day.
The outcome not solely pushed Pakistan out of the event but in addition dashed its hopes of World Cup qualification since solely the highest three groups right here will likely be given tickets for the large occasion.
India, being the host, will play the World Cup later within the 12 months and therefore Hockey India determined to ship younger gamers to this event for publicity.
Dipsan Tirkey (5 objectives) and Sudev Belimagga (3 aim) shared eight objectives between them, taking part in a key function in crew’s essential win.
Veteran SV Sunil, Pawan Rajbhar and Karthi Selvam scored a brace every whereas Uttam Singh and Nilam Sanjeep Xess had been the opposite aim getters for India.
With odds stacked in opposition to them, India began on an attacking notice and had the primary shy on the aim within the seventh minute however Uttam Singh, who had solely the goalkeeper to beat, pushed vast Maninder Singh’s feed.
Within the tenth minute, Rajbhar broke the shackles with a strong shot from prime of the circle.
Rajbhar doubled India’s lead a minute later by a rebound from the crew’s first penalty nook.
A minute from the primary quarter, India prolonged its lead by Uttam, who was on the proper place on the proper time to faucet dwelling.
India continued its attacking intuition and secured one other penalty nook within the nineteenth minute from which Sunil scored after they recovered from a miss-stop.
A minute later, the Indians earned back-to-back penalty corners, the second of which was transformed by Nilam Sanjeep Xess to make the scoreline 5-0.
Within the twenty fourth minute, Sunil deflected in Karthi Selvam’s move from close to publish to make it 6-0.
After the change of ends, Uttam missed yet one more likelihood as she shot vast from shut vary with solely the Indonesian goalie to beat.
Minutes later, India secured its seventh penalty nook however Junius Rumaropen made a double save as soon as once more.
Within the fortieth minute, Selvam tapped in after he was set by an excellent Rajbhar, who dodged previous three-four Indonesian defenders together with his stickwork and robust play.
India secured three consecutive penalty corners and Dipsan scored from the final to maintain the crew’s hopes alive. Dipsan scored his second from the penalty stroke within the forty second minute.
The Indians managed two extra penalty corners however on each the event Dipsan faltered.
Belimagga then scored two objectives in a span of two minutes earlier than Dipsan accomplished his hat-trick by changing India’s 14th penalty nook to make the scoreline 12-0.
The Indians earned a handful of penalty corners thereafter however the probabilities went abegging.
Tirkey then transformed a penalty nook within the forty seventh minute earlier than Sudev scored from a rebound from one other set piece, 5 minutes from the hooter.
Determined for objectives, the Indians attacked with numbers and their ploy bore fruit when Karthi Selvam scored from a discipline effort. Tirkey transformed two extra penalty corners within the closing minute of the sport to increase India’s keep within the event.