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India edge past China in opener
August 31, 2007 21:16 IST
India made a successful start to their campaign as they got the better of China in their opening match in the BSNL Asia Cup hockey tournament in Chennai on Thursday.
India 1 China 0
Dilip Tirkey converted the team's seventh penalty corner to give India a 1-0 win over the Asian Games silver medallists to pocket the full three points.
The Pool B encounter was the only game that did not produce a goal feast on the opening day of the tournament.
India and China were locked at 0-0 at half-time.
Three-time champions Pakistan defeated Hong Kong 6-1 in their opening Pool A match.
Pakistan led 3-0 at half time.
Shakeel Abbasi and Muhammad Imran scored a brace each while Imran Khan and Ishanullah were the other scorers for the winners.
Arif Ali scored the lone goal for Hong Kong.