The Indian males’s crew stormed into the ultimate of the inaugural FIH Hockey 5s match with an unbeaten file after dominating wins over Malaysia and Poland on Sunday.
India first outplayed Malaysia 7-3, pumping in 4 targets within the second half in a surprising present earlier than beating Poland 6-2 within the second match of the day.
The Graham Reid-coached aspect topped the five-team standings after the round-robin league stage with 10 factors from three wins and one draw. India had overwhelmed host Switzerland 4-3 and drawn with arch-rival Pakistan 2-2 on Saturday.
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India will face Poland — which completed second with six factors — once more within the ultimate later within the day. Pakistan would have certified for the ultimate and confronted India had it gained in opposition to Malaysia in its ultimate league match however the match ended 5-5 draw. Pakistan completed third with 5 factors.
The Indian girls’s crew, nevertheless, didn’t make it to the ultimate after drawing 4-4 with South Africa within the second match after beating hosts Switzerland 4-3 earlier within the day. The Indian girls would have entered the ultimate had they overwhelmed South Africa by a margin of two targets. They completed fourth within the five-team standings with 4 factors from one win, one draw and two losses.
Raheel Mohammed continued his goal-scoring spree as he fired in three targets in opposition to Malaysia after which struck twice in opposition to Poland to play a pivotal function in India reserving a summit conflict berth.
He had additionally discovered the goal thrice on Saturday — twice in opposition to Switzerland and as soon as in opposition to Pakistan. He has collected eight targets from 4 matches to steer the match’s goal-scoring chart.
In addition to Raheel’s three strikes within the eighth, 14th and 18th minutes, Gursahibjit Singh (1st and seventeenth) and Sanjay (tenth and twelfth) had been the opposite Indian scorers in opposition to Malaysia who scored by means of Rosdi Firadus (4th and thirteenth) and captain Noor Nabil (ninth).
The Indians led 3-2 on the half time within the 20-minute match.
India fully dominated the match in opposition to Poland, surging to a 5-0 lead at half time by means of targets from Sanjay (2nd), Raheel (4th and ninth), Gursahibjit Singh (seventh) and Mandeep Mor (tenth).
Moirangthem Rabichandra (fifteenth) added one objective for India within the second session whereas Arzynski Gracjan (thirteenth) and captain Kurowski Jacek (sixteenth) decreased the margin for Poland.