India swamps News Zealand

Johor Bahru: The Indian junior men’s hockey team thrashed New Zealand 7-1 to register its second consecutive win at the eighth Sultan of Johor Cup here on Sunday.

Prabhjot Singh (6), Shilanand Lakra (15 & 43), Harmanjit Singh (21), Mohd Faraz (23), Abhishek (50) and skipper Mandeep Mor (60) were the scorers for India. New Zealand’s consolation goal came from Sam Hiha in the 53rd minute.

Floodgates open
Last year’s bronze medallist, India got off to an attacking start as Prabhjot’s fine goal in the sixth minute put New Zealand on the back foot. The Indians went on a scoring spree after that.
India will next meet Japan on October 9.

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