India wanted to win the Pool A contest by at the very least a 15-0 margin to qualify and the younger gamers of the facet delivered beneath strain.
Each India and Pakistan completed on 4 factors every in Pool A behind Japan however the defending champions certified for the Tremendous 4s as a result of higher aim distinction (1).
Pakistan had misplaced 2-3 to Japan earlier within the day.
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The end result not solely pushed Pakistan out of the match but additionally dashed their hopes of World Cup qualification since solely the highest three groups right here can be given tickets for the large occasion.
India, being the hosts, will play the World Cup later within the 12 months and therefore Hockey India determined to ship younger gamers to this match for publicity.
Dipsan Tirkey (5 objectives) and Sudev Belimagga (3 aim) shared eight objectives between them, enjoying a key position in staff’s essential win.
As it happened
Veteran SV Sunil, Pawan Rajbhar and Karthi Selvam scored a brace every whereas Uttam Singh and Nilam Sanjeep Xess had been the opposite aim getters for India.
With odds stacked towards them, India began on an attacking word and had the primary shy on the aim within the seventh minute however Uttam Singh, who had solely the goalkeeper to beat, pushed large Maninder Singh’s feed .
Within the tenth minute, Rajbhar broke the shackles with a robust shot from prime of the circle.
Rajbhar doubled India’s lead a minute later by way of a rebound from the staff’s first penalty nook.
A minute from the primary quarter, India prolonged their lead by way of Uttam, who was on the proper place on the proper time to faucet dwelling.
India continued their attacking intuition and secured one other penalty nook within the nineteenth minute from which Sunil scored after they recovered from a miss-stop.
A minute later, the Indians earned back-to-back penalty corners, the second of which was transformed by Nilam Sanjeep Xess to make the scoreline 5-0.
Within the twenty fourth minute, Sunil deflected in Karthi Selvam’s go from close to publish to make it 6-0.
After the change of ends, Uttam missed one more likelihood as she shot large from shut vary with solely the Indonesian goalie to beat.
Minutes later, India secured their seventh penalty nook however Junius Rumaropen made a double save as soon as once more.
Within the fortieth minute, Selvam tapped in after he was set by a superb Rajbhar, who dodged previous three-four Indonesian defenders together with his stickwork and powerful play.
India secured three consecutive penalty corners and Dipsan scored from the final to maintain the staff’s hopes alive.
Dipsan scored his second from the penalty stroke within the forty second minute.
The Indians managed two extra penalty corners however on each the event Dipsan faltered.
Belimagga then scored two objectives in a span of two minutes earlier than Dipsan accomplished his hat-trick by changing India’s 14th penalty nook to make the scoreline 12-0.
The Indians earned a handful of penalty corners thereafter however the possibilities went abegging.
Tirkey then transformed a penalty nook within the forty seventh minute earlier than Sudev scored from a rebound from one other set piece, 5 minutes from the hooter.
Determined for objectives, the Indians attacked with numbers and their ploy bore fruit when Karthi Selvam scored from a discipline effort. Tirkey transformed two extra penalty corners within the ultimate minute of the sport to increase India’s keep within the match.