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India beat Oman for first win in Asian Champions hockey

November 05, 2013 16:39 IST

The Indian men's hockey team beat Oman 3-0 to register their first victory in the third Asian Champions Trophy at Kakamigahara, Japan, on Tuesday.

India opened the scoring against the run of play in the 19th minute through Akashdeep Singh's strike, courtesy a lapse in concentration in the Oman defence.

Talwinder Singh doubled the lead in the 30th minute with another field goal after being nicely set up by Prabhdeep Singh.

After the change of ends, the Indians found it difficult to breach the Oman defence till the 62nd minute, when Amit Rohidas converted a penalty-corner.

India now play Pakistan in their next league match on Thursday.

India had earlier lost 0-2 and 1-2 to China and hosts Japan respectively.