Indian players celebrate a goal against Scotland during the World League Hockey Semi-Final game in London yesterday
Twelve minutes is all that India, ranked sixth, needed to indicate the gap between them and the 23rd-ranked Scotland at the Hero Hockey World League Semi Final yesterday.
The Indians scored all their four goals in that period, but what was worrisome was that those dozen goal-scoring minutes came in the third quarter, until which point India trailed by an early sixth minute strike by the Scottish captain, Chris Grassick. India's 4-1 gave them a winning start.
Trailing 0-1, India found their rhythm within a minute into the second half. Ramandeep's reverse hit from the top of the circle brought in the equaliser. Then a move from SV Sunil got Ramandeep and India got their second goal three minutes after the first. That put India 2-1 up.
Akashdeep scored in the 40th minute and two minutes later, India won their first and only penalty corner. Young dragflicker Harmanpreet Singh duly converted it with a hit to the top corner of the goal.
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