Indian males’s workforce enters closing in FIH Hockey 5s, faces Poland in summit conflict

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The Indian males’s workforce stormed into the ultimate of the inaugural FIH Hockey 5s event with an unbeaten report after dominating wins over Malaysia and Poland on Sunday.

India first outplayed Malaysia 7-3, pumping in 4 objectives 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 crushed 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 closing later within the day. Pakistan would have certified for the ultimate and confronted India had it gained towards Malaysia in its closing league match however the match ended 5-5 draw. Pakistan completed third with 5 factors.

The Indian ladies’s workforce, 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 ladies would have entered the ultimate had they crushed South Africa by a margin of two objectives. 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 objectives towards Malaysia after which struck twice towards Poland to play a pivotal position in India reserving a summit conflict berth.

He had additionally discovered the goal thrice on Saturday — twice towards Switzerland and as soon as towards Pakistan. He has amassed eight objectives from 4 matches to steer the event’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 towards Malaysia who scored by 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 utterly dominated the match towards Poland, surging to a 5-0 lead at half time by objectives 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.

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