Commonwealth Games 2022: Harmanpreet scored three goals as India beat Ghana 11-0

Drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh scored three goals (10′, 25′ and 53′), Jugraj Singh hit a brace (22′ and 43′), while Abhishek (2′), Shamsher Singh (14′), Akashdeep Singh (20 ‘), Neelkanth Sharma (38′), Varun Kumar (39′) and Mandeep Singh (48’) scored a goal each to give India a big win in Pool B.

India scored three goals in the first quarter and two in the second to take a 5-0 lead at half time. He added four goals in a productive third quarter before taking the win with two more goals in the fourth and final quarter.

Manpreet Singh’s team dominated the possession (57-43 per cent) and entered 52 circles in the attack compared to only eight by Ghana in a one-sided encounter.

India is ranked fifth in the world while Ghana, playing in the Commonwealth Games for the first time, is ranked 36th and there is a huge gap in their position in world hockey.

The Indians also created many chances but were foiled by the goalkeepers and defenders as Vivek Sagar Prasad, Abhishek, Shamsher Singh, Amit Rohidas and Jugraj Singh missed the opportunity to add more goals to the Indian team.

It was a good opener for India ahead of Monday’s tough encounter against England. India need to win that match against England to top the group and avoid top-seeded Australia in the semi-finals.

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