India rout Japan in men hockey at Asian games
Reigning Champions India continued their winning streak at the 18th Asian Games as the mens team notched up a spirited 80 victory against Japan in their third Pool A match here on Friday
Jakarta: Reigning Champions India continued their winning streak at the 18th Asian Games as the men's team notched up a spirited 8-0 victory against Japan in their third Pool A match here on Friday.
With yet another high-scoring victory margin, India have taken their total goals scored in the tournament to a record 51 goals after winning 17-0 against Indonesia followed by 26-0 against Hong-Kong China in their first-two matches.
SV. Sunil (7th minute), Dilpreet Singh (12th), Rupinder Pal Singh (17th, 38th), Mandeep Singh (32th, 57th), Akashdeep Singh (46th) and Vivek Sagar Prasad (47th) scored in India's fine win.
India converted eight of the 23 shots on goal. Six of them were field goals including one PC and one penalty stroke.
Though Japan put up a fighting front with their defence, Indian attack was top class right from the word go.