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India rout Belgium to win series 2-0

india Updated: Jul 17, 2010 23:48 IST
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India pumped in four goals in the second half to rout hosts Belgium 6-0 in the third and final hockey Test and clinch the series 2-0 at Wellington, Brussels. India had won the second match 3-2 and drew the opening game 3-3.

On Friday, India scored through Sandeep Singh (18th and 70th), Danish Mujtaba (29th), Dhananjay Mahadik (44th), Tushar Khandker (45th) and Sarvanjit Singh (63rd).

India earned first of their three penalty-corners but Sandeep Singh’s flick hit a defender’s leg and was re-awarded. Sandeep was on target this time to give India the lead in the 18th minute.

India consolidated their lead in the 29th minute with a fast counterattack engineered by Gurbaj Singh and Ravi Pal with Danish Mujtaba putting the finishing touch with a diving effort.

Mahadik scored India’s third goal in the 44th minute from a penalty-corner after Vincent Van Asch was penalised in the striking circle.

Tushar Khandker added another goal in the next minute, followed by an onslaught by the forwards from the right as midfielder Ajitesh Roy played wall passes with Mandip Antil and set up Sarvanjit Singh who beat Belgium goalkeeper Gucassoff.