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Indian Hockey team defeat Hong Kong 26-0 in Asian Games

Indian Hockey team defeat Hong Kong 26-0 in Asian Games

| @indiablooms | 22 Aug 2018, 11:38 am

Jakarta, Aug 22 (IBNS): Indian men's hockey team completely dominated over Hong Kong in an Asian Games match as they defeated the minnows 26-0 in a Pool A encounter on Wednesday.

This is the highest ever victory margin by India.

Indian players shattered their 86-year-old record when they had defeated the USA  24-1  at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics.

India commenced the match on a dominant note with Akashdeep Singh (2nd minute) Manpreet Singh (3rd), Rupinder Pal Singh (4th, 5th) and S.V. Sunil, who scored twice in the seventh minute scoring in quick succession to take 6-0 lead in the match within seven minutes.

Vivek Sagar added one more goal in the 13th minute to extend the lead to 7-0 margin.

Lalit Upadhay (17th, 18th, 35th, 55th) Mandeep (20th, 22nd), Amit Rohidoss (27th), Manpreet (28th), Varun Kumar (28th), Akashdeep (32nd, 39th), Sunil (45th), Dilpreet Singh (47th), Chenglensana Singh (51st), Harmanpreet Singh (52nd, 53rd, 55th), Simranjeet Singh (53rd) and Rupinder (59th) continued the dominance for India as they thrashed the Asian country 26-0.

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