The Indian hockey team secured an impressive 9-1 victory over South Korea, securing their spot in the final of the 2023 Junior Asia Cup. This thrilling encounter took place on Wednesday at the Salalah Sports Complex.
India’s triumph has propelled them to the title clash, where they will face the winner of the Malaysia vs. Pakistan second semifinal, set to take place on Thursday.
The team’s standout performer, Dhami Boby Singh, delivered an outstanding performance with a hat-trick. Dhami was honored as the Player of the Match for his performance.
The action-packed match saw India take an early lead with Lakra Sunit’s goal in the 13th minute. The team continued to dominate as Hundal Araijeet Singh doubled the lead in the 19th minute. This was followed by Dhami’s impressive goal-scoring spree in the 31st, 39th, and 55th minutes. Angad Bir Singh and Uttam Singh contributed to India’s commanding lead with goals in the 34th and 38th minute, respectively.
South Korea managed to find the net with a goal from Keonyeol Hwang in the 46th minute. However, India’s relentless performance overshadowed it. Vishnukant Singh added another goal in the 51st minute, marking India’s first strike in the final quarter, extending the lead to 7-1.
Dhami sealed the victory with a superb hat-trick, leaving no doubt about India’s superiority. With just three minutes remaining, Sharda Nand Tiwari sealed the deal with a final goal, completing the comprehensive triumph.
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