Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Clinical India maul Pakistan 7-1 HWL Semi-Final

Pakistan lost to Canada 0-6, its heaviest defeat against the North American competitors and appeared a no-match to the Canadians who dictated a true lesson of hockey to once the giants of hockey. Even with four penalty corners, the Indian team took control of the opponents soon in the game.

Pakistan Team: Goalkeepers: Amjad Ali, Mazhar Abbas; Defenders: Nawaz Ashfaq, Aleem Bilal, Abubakr Mahmood, Mohammad Rizwan Jr, Atif Mushtaq, Tasawwar Abbas, Ammad Shakeel Butt; Forwards: Umar Bhutta, M.Irfan Jr, Arslan Qadir, Ali Shan, Mohammad Dilber, Ejaz Ahmed, Abdul Haseem Khan, Azfar Yaqoob and Umair Sarfraz. The team went on to double the lead in the second quarter with Talwinder finding the net. The first one was a brilliant team goal, as a Mandeep's cut-back from the left byline to S.V. Sunil, stationed in front of the goal, saw him drive the ball to a waiting and unmarked Talwinder at the far post, who just had to tap it in.

Pakistan have also had a fantastic run in the tournament after the loss to India in the group stage, and Sunday's final will be a mouth-watering clash for fans.

India meant business from the onset and secured their first penalty corner as early as in the opening minute of the game, but Harmanpreet Singh's effort sailed over the goal.

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This is not the first time that the Indian Hockey team has paid homage to the martyred soldiers of the Indian army.

India have a fair record against Canada, having won their league stage matches in the 2015 and 2016 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup with a score of 5-3 and 3-1 respectively. However, England moved through the gears in the third and fourth quarters, with Sam Ward (2), Mark Gleghorne (2) and Middleton again contributing before Faizal Saari claimed his second of the game with a late consolation.

The sixth ranked Indians will play arch-rivals Pakistan in their next pool match tomorrow. India's goal fest continued with Akashdeep taking India's score to 7-1 in the 59th minute to walk away with the winning points.

The victor of tomorrow's match will play the fourth placed team in the quarterfinals. Pakistan, who made repeated incursions into the Indian half, failed to find a goal while India pounced on most of their opportunities. Akashdeep Singh scored India's fifth goal in the 47th minute.

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