Source: News Bharati English26 Oct 2016 16:32:38
Kuantan, October 26: Clearing every team from the top of points table, Indian hockey champs on Tuesday defeated China at the Asian Champions Trophy by 9-0 to get the peak among the team. India was completely dominant in the first quarter, pressing high and hard at the Chinese defence constantly. They held most of the possession and were constantly making forays into the Chinese circle, albeit with little success.
Halfway through the first quarter however, a free back pass from Meng Dihao was gotten by Akashdeep Singh and the midfielder kept his cool, cutting past China's last defender and after that switch hitting his shot consummately to give India the lead. It was a lead they clutched as they went into the first break.
Akashdeep was back in the focal point of everything again for the second goal in the nineteenth minute, gathering a pass from SK Uthappa before playing it through to Affan Yousuf in the circle. Affan committed no error, opening his body to control the ball into the bottom corner and twofold India's lead.
The wet and dangerous conditions made guarding troublesome for both groups and it was China who paid the value; a protective slip by permitting Jasjit Singh to surge through into the hover to drive in India's third. India's first PC came in the 25th minute and Rupinder Pal Singh was creep culminate once more, scoring his eight goal of the competition and expanding India's prompt to four as they went into half time.
On the off chance that India's overwhelming passing and ownership was an element in first half, they chose to showcase their completing aptitudes in the second from last quarter, putting four goals past China in the fifteen minutes after half time. The defeat began early, Nikkin Thimmaiah scoring in the 34th minute, after a perfect swerve and flick wrap up. Lalit Upadhyay (37′), Akashdeep Singh (39′) and Affan Yousuf (40′) scored at interims to take India into the final break with an 8-0 lead.
China had their odds as well, winning two PCs in the quarter however both were expertly parried away by Akash Chikte, to guarantee India kept a spotless sheet in the amusement. In the final quarter India were content with passing the ball around flawlessly in their own territory, exchanging flanks effortlessly. Jasjit Singh added a second to his count in the 51st minute, as India ran out clear victors. India will be in real life against Malaysia on October 26, 2016.