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#London: Thursday Commonwealth Indian men’s hockey team put up a great performance in the games. A day earlier, India had won 8-0 against a weak Canada. Before that, the third-placed team at the Tokyo Olympics drew 4-4 against England. Harmanpreet Singh scored a hat trick for India on this day. The current tournament is his second hat-trick.

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Another goal Gurjantar. Forlong helped Wales close the gap. The win took India from the top of Group B to the last four. That means they don’t have to play the best team Australia in the first match. India dominated all three quarters. Wales struggled a bit in the last 15 minutes.

But the Indian defense and midfield did not give much space to the opponent. Germans, Varun Kumar, Amit Rahidas, Shamsher Singh kept the ball in their possession more. After the match, Indian coach Graham Reid said that he was happy with the performance of the boys. But there is still room for improvement.

Having played the final twice in this tournament in the past, they lost both times to Australia. This time again, Australia is giving an excellent hockey gift. There is no other team to challenge them except India. The advantage of the Indian team is Graham Reid himself an Australian. As a result, he is aware of the Australian mentality and style of play. Knowing how to break it. However, in the last two years, India has only beaten Australia a few times.

Published by:Rohan Chowdhury

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