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Asian Champions Trophy 2023: Local boy Karthi Selvam Guides India to Big Victory

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On a muggy and sweltering evening in Chennai, the Indian men’s hockey squad poured goals to defeat Malaysia 5-0 in the 2023 Asian Champions Trophy. Karthi Selvam led the charge for the Indian hockey squad, which scored five goals against the quick tigers to go to the top of the points table.

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The match began with India dominating from the outset, and Sukhjeet squandered a golden opportunity to open the scoring. Harmanpreet Singh created an opportunity and produced an inch-perfect ball for local youngster Karthi Selvam, who sent the fans into a frenzy with his goal in the last stages of the first quarter.

While Malaysia opened the second quarter brightly, India got two penalty corners only to squander them early in the quarter.

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In the second quarter, India pushed furiously but failed to score any goals. Despite a 3-0 lead, the Indian side maintained to attack in the fourth quarter, producing the fourth goal, which was scored by Gurjant Singh following an assist from Hardik Singh.

While the Malaysian squad appeared befuddled in the final minutes, Jugraj Singh completed the formalities with a penalty corner goal in the 55th minute.

With this victory, India has risen to the top of the standings and will try to secure a semi-final position against reigning champions South Korea in their next match.

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