Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
»
2-min read

FIH Series Finals: Captain Manpreet Singh's Brace Hand India 3-1 Win over Poland

Manpreet Singh scored two goals as Harmanpreet Singh converted a penalty corner to help India beat Poland 3-1 in their second match of the FIH Series Finals.

PTI

Updated:June 7, 2019, 10:33 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
FIH Series Finals: Captain Manpreet Singh's Brace Hand India 3-1 Win over Poland
Manpreet Singh led from the front with two goals (Photo Credit: Hockey India)
Loading...

Bhubaneswar: Skipper Manpreet Singh led from the front with a brace to guide India to a hard-fought 3-1 win over Poland in the ongoing FIH Series Finals hockey tournament, here Friday.

After a barren first quarter, Manpreet scored in the 21st and 26th minutes while drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh converted a penalty corner in the 36th minute as India registered its second consecutive win of the tournament.

Poland's lone goal was scored by Mateusz Hulboj in the 25th minute.

Even though world no. 5 India managed to secure its second win on the trot, it was far from impressive, especially after thrashing world no. 21 Poland 10-0 in the Azlan Shah Cup less than three months ago.

The Indians, as usual, were slow to get off the blocks as Poland got the first scoring opportunity in the form of a penalty corner in the very first minute but the opportunity went in vain.

The Indians then slowly and steadily got into the groove but the Polish defended in numbers to deny the hosts.

India's first shy at the goal came in the sixth minute when Mandeep Singh teamed up with Akashdeep Singh to create a chance but the latter's attempt was cleared off the line by Polish goalkeeper Maciej Pacanowski.

It took India 20 minutes to earn first penalty corner but Harmanpreet Singh's try was saved by the Polish custodian.

A minute later, India secured another penalty corner and this time Manpreet scored from a rebound after Amit Rohidas' initial flick was blocked by Pacanowski.

Another short corner came in India's way two minutes later but they wasted the chance while going for variation.

Poland stunned India in the 25th minute to draw level, courtesy a defensive lapse from Hardik Singh, who failed to stop Joseph Hillyer's pass from outside the D and got a deflection which fell in front of Hulboj and he made no mistake in slotting the ball home.

But Poland's joy was shortlived as India restored their lead within a minute when Manpreet scored his second goal of the day after a fine one-touch play with Simranjeet Singh on the right flank to go into the breather leading by a slender margin.

Six minutes into the third quarter, India extended the scoreline when Harmanpreet neatly converted a penalty corner.

The Indian earned another penalty corner minutes later but wasted the opportunity.

The third quarter was all about India's misfiring forwardline as despite creating numerous scoring opportunities the strikers lacked in finishing.

India will take on Uzbekistan in its last pool match on June 10, while Poland, who defeated the Uzbeks 4-0 in their opener, will face Russia on Sunday.

Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results