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Home > Sports > Hockey > PTI > Report

Indian jrs post third straight win

August 22, 2003 17:13 IST

Continuing their good form, India blanked Malaysia 3-0 to record their third straight victory in the Junior Challenger men's hockey tournament in Gniezno, Poland, on Thursday.

The Indians dominated the match from the word go andled 2-0 at half-time.

They earned five penalty-corners and converted two, with Sandeep Singh and Vivek Gupta finding the net.

Tushar Khandekar scored the third goalin the second-half.

The Indians played a defensive game in the second half as two of thier players -- Nitin Kumar and Birendra Lakra -- were shown yellow cards.

The three victorieson the trot in this six-nation under-21 round-robin tournamentbrightened India's chances of winning the presitigious event. India had earlier scored a thumping 10-0 win over France and trounced Germany 3-0.

Indiatake on hosts Poland on Friday andlock horns with arch-rivals Pakistan on Sunday.

In other matches on Thursday,Poland beat France 4-1, and Pakistan beat Germany 4-2.

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