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The Indian men's hockey group wrapped up the three-coordinate test arrangement against New Zealand on a triumphant note as they whipped the guests 4-0 at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) stadium on Sunday. With this, India likewise won the arrangement 3-0, raising trusts in the up and coming eighteenth Asian Games, planned to be held in Jakarta from August 18. In Sunday's match, Rupinder Pal Singh (eighth moment), Surender Kumar (fifteenth moment), Mandeep Singh (44th moment) and Akashdeep Singh (60th moment) scored for India while the group's resistance guaranteed a spotless sheet denying the guests any scoring openings. In the primary quarter, India took a 1-0 lead after Rupinder scored off the group's second Penalty Corner.
He let go low towards the correct corner of the post, taking his own objective include to four the arrangement against New Zealand. Splendid stick work by Surender Kumar and a sharp help by Rupinder from the highest point of the striking circle earned India their second objective of the match. India's third objective was set up by Sardar Singh as he worked enchantment with his stick clearing a path from the left flank, beating New Zealand safeguards to discover Simranjeet Singh who later flicked it to Mandeep.
A basic yet smart redirection was sufficient to beat New Zealand goalkeeper George Enersen. It was Akashdeep Singh who was enchanting as he scored the house group's fourth objective in the 60th moment, taking India's triumphant scoreline to 4-0.
Boss mentor Harendra Singh said he was content with his group's execution. "Playing high force matches against one of the Top 10 Teams in the World in front of a significant occasion like the Asian Games is useful for us," Harendra said.
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