Hockey: India crush Pakistan 4-0 in Champions Trophy opener

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India crush Pakistan 4-0 in Champions Trophy opener

India blanked arch-rivals Pakistan 4-0 to open its campaign on a rousing note in the final edition of the Champions Trophy hockey tournament, in Breda, Netherlands, on Saturday.

India scored four field goals with comeback man Ramandeep Singh opening the scoring in the 26th minute. Young Dilpreet Singh (54th), Mandeep Singh (57th) and Lalit Upadhyay (60th) were the other scorers.

While the Indian strikers were on target, the defenders also produced a superlative show to keeping Pakistan forward line at bay.

India, eyeing its maiden Champions Trophy title, will play reigning Olympic champions Argentina in their next round-robin league match, on Sunday.

 

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