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Asian Champions Trophy 2023: India Unleashes Dominance With 7-2 Victory Over China

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Harmanpreet Singh and Varun Kumar both scored two goals each for India against their opponent China on the opening day of the Asian Champions Trophy 2023, on Tuesday at the Mayor Radhakrishnan Hockey Stadium.

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The campaign began in a jubilant style by the men in blue with a 7-2 victory. Varun scored in the match’s 19th and 30th minutes, while Harmanpreet scored in the 5th and 8th minutes. India’s captain successfully converted two penalty corners for the team, while Sukhjeet Singh, Akashdeep Singh, and Mandeep Singh also found their way onto the scoresheet. Wenhui E and Jiesheng Gao scored goals for their team- China.

Five minutes into the game, the Men in Blue had already earned a penalty corner, which captain, Harmanpreet, converted with ease. This was an excellent start for the Men in Blue.

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India doubled the advantage in a short period of time. Three minutes later, a second penalty corner resulted in the identical outcome thanks to Harmanpreet. Early in the match, China’s players found it difficult to get through the Indian defense because most of the action was occurring in their own half.

China didn’t get their first penalty corner until the 25th minute. While the first one failed, the subsequent corner allowed Gao to successfully shoot it past the goalkeeper Krishan Pathak.

Despite China‘s efforts to increase their intensity, they once again conceded a couple of penalty corners. In the 40th minute, Amit Rohidas attempted a wide flick, which was skillfully angled into the goal by Mandeep Singh, resulting in India’s seventh goal.

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