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HIL: Brilliant Waveriders spank UP Wizards

February 08, 2017 21:10 IST

Mandeep Singh

IMAGE:  Delhi Waveriders’ Mandeep Singh, left, celebrates with team-mates. Photograph: Facebook

Striker Mandeep Singh scored two beautiful field goals as Delhi Waveriders produced their best performance of the tournament so far to spank Uttar Pradesh Wizards 8-1 and register their first win in the fifth edition of the Hockey India League, in New Delhi, on Wednesday.

Mandeep found the net in the fourth and 30th minutes while Parvinder Singh (56th) and Austin Smith (58th) also scored from field efforts late into the game to hand Waveriders the handsome victory at the Shivaji Stadium.

UP Wizards' lone goal came from the sticks of skipper VR Raghunath, who converted one of the five penalty corners they secured in the game.

By virtue of this win, the Waveriders jumped to the fifth position in the six-team tournament while UP Wizards slumped to the bottom of the standings.

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