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India make winning start to defence of Asian Hockey Champions Trophy


In Men’s Hockey, India began their title defence of Asian Champions Trophy with a stunning 11-0 win over hosts Oman in their opening round-robin match at Muscat last night.

Dilpreet Singh netted a hat-trick, with Harmanpreet Singh scoring a brace. Lalit Upadhyay, Nilakanta Sharma, Mandeep Singh, Gurjant Singh, Akashdeep Singh and Varun Kumar were the other goal scorers.

In their second round-robin game, India will clash with arch-rivals Pakistan tomorrow, before playing Japan on Sunday, and Malaysia and South Korea next week