Commonwealth Games 2022: Indian men’s hockey team started their campaign for with a thrashing win over Ghana 11-0 at the UOB Hockey and Squash Centre on Sunday.
Drag flicker Harmanpreet Singh struck three goals (10′, 25′ and 53′), Jugraj Singh struck a brace (22′ and 43′) while Abhishek (2′), Shamsher Singh (14′), Akashdeep Singh (20′), Nilakanta Sharma (38′), Varun Kumar (39′) and Mandeep Singh (48′) scored a goal apiece as India romped to a big win in their Pool B encounter.
India scored three goals in the first quarter and two in the second as they raced to a 5-0 lead at half-time. They added four goals in a productive third quarter before sealing the win with two more goals in the fourth and final quarter.
The Indians also created many chances but were thwarted by the goalkeeper and defenders as Vivek Sagar Prasad, Abhishek, Shamsher Singh, Amit Rohidas and Jugraj Singh missed chances to add more goals to the Indian tally.