Indian junior hockey team loses to Japan Published on Wednesday, 16 October Hits: Indian junior men's hockey team suffered its first loss in the Sultan of Johor Cup as it lost in a fiercely-contested match against Japan on Tuesday Indian hockey junior team captain Mandeep Mor in action at the Sultan of Johor Cup. Kosei Kawabe 22', 37' scored a brace for Japan while Wataru Matsumoto 1' and Keita Watanabe 33' added two more either side of the half-time to register its first win of the tournament.
Asian Games hockey, as it happened: India thrash Sri Lanka in last group stage game India, with five win in five games, top Pool A with 15 points.
Once again, a match just for some practice and records. India score their second biggest win of this tournament. Sri Lanka started well, even counter-attacking on a couple of occasions in the first quarter. Their goalkeeper Heneniya Mudiyanselage was solid in the first two quarters.
And India were leading But in the next two quarters, India were on a rampage. And, with this resounding win, they finish off the group engagments. And, of course: India score their 20th goal.
The second time they are scoring as many or more in this tournament. Lalit Upadhyay scores another one within two minutes.
Rupinder Pal Singh makes a a good free hit and all Lalit had to do was to guide the ball into the net. Lalit Upadhyay wins a battle against the goalkeeper and three Sri Lankan defenders to slot in the 18th goal for India. Indians are probably wanting to try to finish the match off with 20 goals.
Five more minutes remain. India have taken off their goalie with seven minutes to go to extend their lead. Dilpreet Singh scores the 17th one for India.
Penalty corner again for India.
Rupinder Pal Singh scores again. His third goal of the match. Rupinder Pal Singh scores his second goal today on his th match.
The drag-flick is lightning quick and unstoppable. The first of this quarter. Gets saved. But India get another one as the ball hits the defender. Fourth quarter 13 minutes to go India Sri Lanka: India scored a goal every two minutes in the last quarter. Things have been quiet so far in this one.
All the Sri Lankan players have retreated to prevent more goals from India.
End of third quarter! What a quarter it was. Seven goals.
But the Sri Lankan defence looked jagged, flustered than they did in the first two quarters. Flurry of passes inside the Sri Lankan circle. And the ball, as it often has in this match, finds Akashdeep, who unleashes a drive to score his sixth goal of the match.
Fifth one in this quarter. Comes again off a Penalty Corner. Rupinder Pal Singh took the PC.
But the sub-continental domination has ceased to exist since the advent of fast-past and somehow physical hockey. Now, the world is witnessing teams from Australia, and European countries ruling the charts.
Superb Penalty Corner goal. Harmanpreet hits the ball well wide of the net to the right side. Mandeep rushes in, dives and deflects the ball into the net.
India lead Third quarter 9 minutes to go India Sri Lanka: India have scored 10 goals in 29 attempts so far. Sri Lanka, meanwhile, has zero attempts on goal.
Oh wait, another PC for India. They have converted almost all their opportunities that came their way in this quarter.
Another one within two minutes. Akashdeep taps the ball between his legs and into the Sri Lankan net. India score early in the third quarter.
They are happy hitting the ball as hard as possible, clearing it away. They are under pressure.
The Indians are dominating this one. He traps and strikes the ball but the Sri Lankan keeper is up to the task. He saves it without much fuss.
Second quarter 6 minutes to go India Sri Lanka: Penalty corner again. This is getting too relentless for Sri Lanka. Amit Rohidas takes the PC.