Salalah (Oman). Defending champions India cruised into the semi-finals of the men’s junior Asia Cup hockey tournament after beating Thailand 17-0 in their last Pool A match.
India beat Chinese Taipei, Japan and Thailand in their group while drawing 1-1 with Pakistan. Who India will face in the semi-finals will be known in the matches between Malaysia and Oman in Pool ‘B’ and between Pakistan and Japan in Pool ‘A’. Pakistan beat Japan by 14 goals in their last league match. After defeating, they will be at the top in Pool ‘A’. Against Thailand, the Indian team dominated from the start.
Angad Bir Singh scored four goals (13th, 33rd, 47th and 55th minutes) for his team. Apart from Angad, Yogmar Rawat (17th), captain Uttam Singh (24th, 31st) from India in the match played on Sunday night. , Amandeep Lakra (26th, 29th), Arjit Singh Hundal (36th), Vishnukant Singh (38th), Bobby Singh Dhami (45th), Sharda Nand Tiwari (46th), Amandeep (47th), Rohit (49th), Sunit Lakra (49th) ), 54th) and Rajinder Singh (56th) also scored.
India led 10-0 before the start of the final quarter. By then the Thailand team was badly affected and India continued to rain goals till the hooter, showing no let-up in their aggressive stance.