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India blitz Russia with perfect 10

June 02, 2006 13:52 IST
Last Updated: June 03, 2006 03:09 IST

India etched out a commanding 10-2 victory over Russia in the six-nation under-21 invitation hockey tournament in Gniezno, Poland.

In their third outing of the tournament on Thursday, the Indian strikers continued their good form to score almost at will andscript another huge victory.

Forward Gurwinder Singh Chandi slammed three goals (16th, 61st and 65th minutes), while drag-flicker Raghunath (15th and 25th) and skipper V Raja (17th, 27th) scoredtwice each. Yoga Singh (32nd), Roshan Minz (42nd) and Ajitesh Rai (68th) also found the target for India.

However, the match started in an unexpected manner, as minnows Russiastolethe lead in the sixth minute. But the Indians quickly took control and dictated terms thereafter.

Russia scored their second goal in 44th minute.

India are now on top of the table after winning all their threematchesand arestrong contenders for the title.

They had beaten Pakistan 4-0 and the Czech Republic 12-0 inpreviousencounters.

They are also sitting pretty on the front of goal difference, havingscored 26 goalsandconceding only two.

India next take on another title contender Germany before facing the hosts in their final league match.

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Number of User Comments: 3

Sub: funny results ???

always the junior hockey team dazzles. then these same guys come unstuck in the senior team........ whose fault ??? Gill or Jothi or coach ????? ...

Posted by anto varghese

Sub: Keep it up

Hope the officials give more exposure to the juniors before getting them to play for India seniors. More sponsorship should see the Indian hockey back ...

Posted by Ajit

Sub: India blitz Russia with perfect 10

Team India is doing well.

Posted by Dr. Cajetan Coelho



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