Sports News,(London), June 19:- India on Sunday came out with a spectacular performance as they defeated Pakistan 7-1 in a one-sided match at the Hockey World League Semi-Final.
Goals by Harmanpreet Singh (13′, 33′), Talwinder Singh (21′, 24′), Akashdeep Singh (47′, 59′) and Pardeep Mor (49′) ensured India toppled The Netherlands to lead the points table with their third successive win.
With two back-to-back defeats against The Netherlands (0-4) and Canada (0-6), Pakistan were desperate for a win against India to advance in the League.
There was plenty of entertainment in the first 15 minutes with Pakistan successfully appealing through a video referral for their first PC in the 11th minute. But couldn’t make it count with Aleem Bilal Muhammad flicking the ball above the cross bar.
It was his trademark attempt shooting the ball to the top right corner of the post giving no chance for Pakistan goalkeeper Amjad Ali to stop it. Though Pakistan came up with good attack, India’s defence was rock solid with the goalkeepers putting up a strong performance.
India will play The Netherlands in their fourth Pool B match on June 20.