Captain Sandeep Singh starred with two goals as India beat Belgium 4-3 in the second hockey Test to level the three-match series in the second leg of their ongoing European tour in Braxgata.
Sandeep sounded the board in 32nd and 64th minute while Hari Prasad (8th) and Rajpal Singh (55th) scored one each for India.
Belgium scored through Tom Boon (4th), Cedric Charlier (11th) and Jeff Thys (18th). India had lost the first encounter
The match began on an aggressive note as Chandi’s attempt was padded away by Belgium custodian Vincent.
Belgium earned their first penalty corner two minutes later when Sardar Singh committed a defensive error.
Resultant flick struck V S Vinaya leading to a penalty stroke which was converted by Boon to give Belgium the lead in fourth minute.
Hari Prasad levelled the score in the eighth minute. Belgium were back on their toes and got the lead by Charlier in the 11th minute.
The tally was further increased after seven minute after Jeff Thys. India scored their second goal in the 32nd minute when Sandeep sank a penalty corner to the right of Vincent.