Asian Games: India Blank Sri Lanka 8-0 in Men's Hockey

Updated: 21 September 2014 16:40 IST

Rupinder Pal Singh scored a hat-trick, while Ramandeep Singh chipped in with two goals.

Asian Games: India Blank Sri Lanka 8-0 in Men's Hockey
File photo of Rupinder Singh. © AP

Incheon:

The Indian men's hockey team got off to a flying start in the Asian Games defeating neighbours Sri Lanka 8-0 at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium here on Sunday. (Day 2 Blog | Medal Tally)

In their first ever 60-minute match in the new four-quarter format, World No.9 India drubbed the minnows with drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh scoring a hat-trick. (Read: India Assured of Historic Squash Medal)

Ramandeep Singh chipped in with two goals while Nikkin Thimmaiah, Chinglensana Singh and V.R. Raghunath scored a goal each. (Shooting: Indian Men's Team Wins Bronze)

India next take on Oman on Tuesday.



Topics : Hockey Asian Games 2014
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