Asian Games hockey: India cruise into semifinals

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Akashdeep Singh scored six goals for India. PC: Hockey India

Jakarta, August 28: India secured their berth in the semfinals of the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang as they registered an emphatic 20-0 victory over Sri Lanka in their fifth and last Pool A encounter here at the Gelora Bung Karno Hockey Field on Tuesday.

India’s striker Akashdeep Singh (10’, 11’, 18’, 23’, 33’, 43’) scored six times for the World No. 5 team while Rupinder Pal Singh (2’, 52’, 53’), Harmanpreet Singh (6’, 22’, 33’), Mandeep Singh (36’, 44’, 59’), Lalit Kumar Upadhyay (58’,59’), Vivek Sagar Prasad (32’), Amit Rohidas (30’) and Dilpreet Singh (2’) also scored for the Indian team.

India will play their last four clash on Thursday, 30th August 2018.

Meanwhile, Indian women’s team will also be in action in their semis encounter against China on Wednesday, 29th August 2018 at 18.30 IST.

Watch the action live: Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD, Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 1 HD, Sony TEN 3 and Sony TEN 3 HD while the live streaming will be available on SonyLIV.com.

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