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Hangzhou Asian Games: Men in Blue maul Singapore in hockey; India beat Pakistan in women's squash

The Indian men's hockey team continued its winning momentum after registering a one-sided win over Singapore in its second match of the ongoing Hangzhou Asian Games.

Kumar Rupesh Written By: Kumar Rupesh @afiestysoul New Delhi Updated on: September 26, 2023 11:05 IST
Indian men's hockey team
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India's skipper Harmanpreet Singh and his teammate Mandeep Singh were on a roll as a hat-trick each from both players helped the side win its second consecutive match in the ongoing Hangzhou Asian Games against Singapore 16-0 on Tuesday, September 26.

The world No. 49 Singapore turned out to be no match for India as the Indian players demolished their hapless defence on numerous occasions. Harmanpreet (24th, 39th, 40th, 42nd minutes) and Mandeep (12th, 30th, 51st) led the charge for India and were ably supported by Lalit Kumar Upadhyay (16th), Gurjant Singh (22nd), Vivek Sagar Prasad (23rd), Manpreet Singh (37th), Shamsher Singh (38th), and Varun Kumar (55th, 55th).

India just picked it up from where they had left off against Uzbekistan in their previous fixture and displayed yet another act of attacking hockey against Singapore. For the major part of the game it seemed like 

Surprisingly, India started the first quarter on a quiet note and could only manage to score a solitary goal. However, they soon picked up momentum and penetrated Singapore's defence on as many as 15 occasions. India will now face Japan in their next fixture on Thursday.

India stun Pakistan in women's squash 

India's young squash sensation Anahat Singh provided the women's squash team with the ideal start as she beat Gul Sadia by 11-6, 11-6, 11-3 in the first round. The second round also ended on a winning note for India as Joshna Chinappa won her fixture against Noor Sadiq 11-2, 11-5, 11-7 to help the team beat Pakistan.

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