The Indian males’s group started its marketing campaign within the inaugural FIH Hockey 5s with a 4-3 win over hosts Switzerland earlier than taking part in out a pulsating 2-2 draw towards arch-rivals Pakistan right here on Saturday.
The Indian ladies’s group, nevertheless, had a foul day in workplace, dropping each its matches towards Uruguay (3-4) and Poland (1-3).
The lads’s group, led by Gurinder Singh, dished out a formidable present of health, talent and velocity within the opening match with Raheel Mohammed scoring two discipline objectives within the second and tenth minutes.
Moirangthem Rabichandra rating a ‘problem objective’ within the first minute whereas captain Gurinder struck within the nineteenth minute for India on the Place de la Navigation Stadium.
For Switzerland, Winkler Jonas (sixth minute), Reinhard Fabio (eleventh) and Kruesi Patrick (sixteenth) have been the objective scorers. India led 3-1 on the half time.
A Hockey 5s match is of 20 minutes divide into two halves of 10 minutes every.
In its second match of the day, the Indian males’s group led twice however conceded a final minute objective to play out a 2-2 draw towards the arch-rivals..
Raheel Mohammed gave India the lead within the very first minute by means of a discipline objective earlier than Laiqat Arshad restored parity six minutes later.
India took the lead as soon as once more within the 18th minute with Gursahibjit Singh discovering the goal however couldn’t cease Abdul Rehman from discovering the equaliser for Pakistan with seconds left within the match.
The Graham Reid-coached aspect will tackle Malaysia and Poland on Sunday.
Disappointment for Girls’s group
Kujur Ajmina (1st and seventh minutes) scored a brace whereas Phalke Vaishnavi Vithal (18th) was the opposite goal-getter for India towards Uruguay of their first match of the day. Uruguay captain Viana Teresa (2nd, tenth and nineteenth) struck thrice whereas Vilar Manuela (sixth) was the opposite objective scorer.
Later, the Indian group, led by Etimarpu Rajani, was outplayed by Poland 1-3. Rashmita Minz (sixth) was India’s lone goal-getter.
The Indian ladies India face Switzerland and South Africa on Sunday.