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Irish lessons for India men
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, February 21, 2013
First Published: 23:20 IST(21/2/2013)
Last Updated: 01:56 IST(22/2/2013)

The India men's team earned a hard fought 3-2 win over Ireland in the Hockey World League Round II at the National Stadium.

Thursday's win assured the hosts of a smooth passage to Round III. The architect of India's win was Dharamvir Singh, who made the most of a chance inside the striking circle to score the match-winner in the 56th minute.

But on their way to victory, India learnt a few lessons. They had to dig deep to collect full points, running out of ideas to counter the Irish moves during the 70-minute encounter, which saw the visitors bounce back twice.

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