The Indian women’s team has already won both the matches of their group, one against Ghana and they also won by a huge margin of 5-0.
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Commonwealth Games In the campaign to win her first gold medal in the history of Indian men’s hockey team Has made a great start at the Birmingham Games. The Indian team, captained by Manpreet Singh, thrashed very low-ranked Ghana by a huge 11-0 margin in their very first Pool B match. Star defender from India Harmanpreet Singh Showed great drag flick and scored a hat-trick. India’s next match will now be against England on Monday.
The Indian men’s team, which missed out on winning gold in the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games in the finals at the hands of Australia, is confident of winning gold this time. The team took the very first step towards establishing this trust in a powerful manner. Although Ghana is a very weak team in comparison to other medal contenders, but still it was necessary for the Indian team to establish their dominance by showing their strength at the beginning of the tournament and the team did the same.
Harmanpreet blasted hat-trick
As expected, the Indian team dominated from the first quarter and remained attacking till the end. India got a total of 13 penalty corners in the entire match. Indian drag-flickers scored on 6 of these. Star defender and vice-captain Harmanpreet Singh scored a brilliant hat-trick. He played a key role in the victory by scoring his goals in the 11th, 35th and 53rd minutes. Apart from them, Abhishek started with a goal in the second minute.
Then Shamsher Singh (14th), Akashdeep Singh (20th), Neelkant Sharma (38th), drag-flicker Jugraj Singh (22nd, 43rd), Varun Kumar (39th) and Mandeep Singh (48th) also scored. .
next clash with england
India started well with 3 goals in the first quarter. Then in the second quarter, Ghana showed some resistance, but 2 goals still came in Bharg’s account. The third quarter proved to be the best for Team India, in which a total of 4 goals came. In the last quarter, the Indian team could not raise the scoreline much, but Harmanpreet did complete her hat-trick and two goals came in the team’s account. India’s next match is now on Monday 1 August against hosts England, who have defeated Wales and Ghana in their first two matches.