India’s campaign at the Sultan Azlan Shah saw another goal fest, as they clobbered the lowly ranked Poland 10-0 in their last league encounter of the tournament at Ipoh, Malaysia.
The difference between the two sides was evident from the scoreline and the lop-sided encounter justified the parity in their rankings as well, India is at 5th and Poland 21st.
The Indians were out to test their attacking combinations ahead of the big final against Korea on Saturday and were fairly successful at that.
The Indians took charge of the game from the outset and led 2-0 within the first seven minutes, with Vivek Prasad and Sumit finding the back of the net in the first quarter.
The second quarter saw a barrage of circle entries from the Indians which resulted in a brace from Varun Kumar (18th & 29th minute) and a goal each from Surinder Kumar and Simranjeet Singh as the Indians raced to a 6-0 lead at the end of the first half.
India's supremacy continued in the other side of the half time as Sumit coolly slammed to score India's seventh goal whereas striker Mandeep Singh struck 2 consecutive goals in 2 minutes to take it to 9-0 with 9 minutes remaining in the match. It was than Amit Rohindas who took the score to the double digits as he found the back of the net in the 55th minute to complete a massive 10-0 win.
Star forward Mandeep Singh was adjudged the man of the match. India have already sealed the final berth and will play against South Korea in the title clash tomorrow.
In other matches today, South Korea will take on Japan while Malaysia faces Canada.
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