Commonwealth Games: India beat Pakistan to reach semis (7 - 4)

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/commonwealth_games/delhi_2010/9077991.stm

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India booked a semi-final with England in men's hockey after a 7-4 victory over rivals Pakistan before a capacity 13,000 crowd at the Dyan Chand stadium.
As expected it was fast and furious but India were soon in control and 4-0 ahead with barely 20 minutes played.
A penalty stroke gave Pakistan hope and a close-range deflection added a second to make it 4-2 at half-time.
Pakistan started brightly after the break but two goals in quick succession gave India a decisive advantage.
After the sparse crowds for many of the events during the Games, the meeting of the old adversaries was the complete opposite, with thousands of fans unable to gain tickets.
Pakistan, who beat Scotland and Malaysia before narrowly losing 1-0 to Australia, could have progressed with a draw, but in a cauldron of noise Sandeep Singh put India two up with two penalty corners inside the opening six minutes.
He was also the architect for India's third as a driven pass across goal was smartly touched in by Shivendra Singh.
And when another penalty corner attempt from Sandeep was not properly cleared, Saravanjit Singh was on hand to slide in the fourth from close range.
 

IndiaGuy

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[AM];252527 said:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/commonwealth_games/delhi_2010/9077991.stm

_49444760_indiagoal.jpg


India booked a semi-final with England in men's hockey after a 7-4 victory over rivals Pakistan before a capacity 13,000 crowd at the Dyan Chand stadium.
As expected it was fast and furious but India were soon in control and 4-0 ahead with barely 20 minutes played.
A penalty stroke gave Pakistan hope and a close-range deflection added a second to make it 4-2 at half-time.
Pakistan started brightly after the break but two goals in quick succession gave India a decisive advantage.
After the sparse crowds for many of the events during the Games, the meeting of the old adversaries was the complete opposite, with thousands of fans unable to gain tickets.
Pakistan, who beat Scotland and Malaysia before narrowly losing 1-0 to Australia, could have progressed with a draw, but in a cauldron of noise Sandeep Singh put India two up with two penalty corners inside the opening six minutes.
He was also the architect for India's third as a driven pass across goal was smartly touched in by Shivendra Singh.
And when another penalty corner attempt from Sandeep was not properly cleared, Saravanjit Singh was on hand to slide in the fourth from close range.


Pakistan Lost against India ... One more time...Go India go....
 

Waseem

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I was not expecting such a poor performance from our team after last days play against Australia. Congrats to India, they played well they deserve this victory.