Indian hockey team scores a huge win

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:07 IST

The Indian hockey team thrashed the united states 7-0 in the second and final friendly match at Moorpark college in California.

Indian hockey team scores a huge win

New Delhi:

The Indian hockey team thrashed the united states 7-0 in the second and final friendly match at Moorpark college in California. The match played yesterday, looked like a rerun of the first game on Saturday when India won by the same margin. Veteran striker Baljit Singh Dhillon followed his two strikes in the first match with two more yesterday. India pumped in five field goals and converted two penalty corners in the one-sided contest. Forward Gagan Ajit Singh also scored a brace that included one from a penalty corner while Deepak Thakur, Arjun Halappa and Sandeep Singh sounded the board once each. Gagan Ajit started the spree early on before double strikes by Dhillon and one by Thakur that helped the side reach a 4-0 lead by half-time. Gagan Ajit added to his tally soon after the breather and the lead swelled further when Halappa scored his first goal of the match. The win capped India's training in the United States where the 26 probables underwent training at the Athletes' Performance Centre in Arizona. The probables will now leave for Amsterdam tomorrow and will play a practice match against hosts Holland before the start of the four-nation tournament on June 27. (PTI)

Topics : Hockey
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