Indian men notch up second victory
India play Bahrain on Tuesday to conclude their league engagements.india Updated: Dec 05, 2006 14:10 IST
Indian men's handball squad brought up cheers to the contingent when they thrashed Macau 31-14 in a preliminary league group A match to take one step further towards advancing to the next stage of the Asian Games competition on Monday.
Naya Chandra Singh Rungbam was in great shooting form, notching 12 goals out of 14 tries he had at the target in the match in which India took a commanding 17-5 lead at the break.
Not to be left behind were Binu Vasak (4), Rasheed Khan (4), Gaurav Sheghal (4) and Sukhdev Singh, the lead scorer in Sunday's 48-19 rout of Qatar in the team's opening match, as India dominated play from the wing as well from the middle with fast breaks.
The team, which beat Qatar in their tournament opener on Sunday, notched five goals each from wing play and through breakthroughs while eight goals came through fast breaks that brooked no stopping.
Indian custodian Ratan Kumar Pandey was in great form, stopping 14 shots at the goal out of 24 while the other goal tender, Sachin Wagh, too did his bit by stopping three out of seven tries.
India play Bahrain on Tuesday to conclude their league engagements. The top two teams in each pool will advance. Fourteen teams are in the fray.