Defending champions India thrash Hong Kong at Busan

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:28 IST

Defending champions India began their Asian Games campaign on a bright note drubbing minnows Hong Kong 5-1 in the men's hockey opener.

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Defending champions India began their Asian Games campaign on a bright note drubbing minnows Hong Kong 5-1 in the men's hockey opener. Gagan Ajit Singh and Jugraj Singh scored twice and Daljit Singh added another as India earned full points in the Group A match. Hong Kong's consolation goal was scored by skipper Farooq Saeed. India drew first blood in the sixth minute when Gagan Ajit Singh scored from a penalty corner. Despite striving hard, Hong Kong could not match the Indians' stick-work and conceeded another goal in the 10th minute as Daljit Singh gave India a 2-0 lead. The Asian powerhouse then messed up a golden opportunity soon after when Kamalpreet Singh failed to score off a penalty stroke. Hong Kong tried to make a spirited comeback and forced five penalty corners in quick succession. Saeed then scored off the fourth to make the score 1-2. (PTI)

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