India enlisted their second sequential triumph in the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final overcoming Poland 3-0 in a pool ‘A’challenge at the Brasschaat Municipal Park. India next face arch rivals Pakistan on 26th. During the India versus Poland match, For India, Yuvraj Walmiki (23rd minute), captain Sardar Singh (42nd) and Devindar Walmiki (52nd) scored to give them the second consecutive win after Saturday’s 3-2 win over France.
India vs Poland Match Details:
World No.9 India began on a forceful note as they made circle infiltration no less than seven times however with no outcomes in the first quarter.
The 2014 Asian Games champions assaulted from both the flanks with Birendra Lakra, Gurbaj Singh, Dharamvir Singh, Nikkin Thimmiah, centre half Sardar and Walmiki on the front line of the procedure. Akashdeep Singh got two great chances to tap in.
World No.17 Poland got their minute and verged on scoring off a penality corner in the 21st minute. Pawel Bratkowski flicked the ball high and Indian overseer PR Sreejesh was up for the test, pushing his right shoulder to avert the threat.
After a few minutes that saw Indian advances lacking completing touches, they scored in the 23rd minute. Lakra drove the ball inside the circle, just to be redirected by a defender. Yuvraj, hiding before goalkeeper Arkadiusz Matuszak, jumped on it, lifting the ball into the net to make it 1-0.
Sardar expanded India’s lead with a stinging opposite commute from the highest point of the scoring circle into the goal. In the withering minutes before the half-time, India was gifted with a penalty corner however Manpreet Singh’s strike was palmed away by Matuszak.
Indian players sorted out their assault all the more deliberately in the second from last quarter however they fouled up a penalty corner variety.
In any case, they recuperated and got their second goal as Sardar surged ahead and practiced a converse hand strike from the highest point of the circle to give India the 2-0 solace in the 42nd minute.
Into the last quarter, Paul van Ass-guided India played with a great deal more flexibility and communicated more.The greatest positive for India was the execution of their defence.
Dissimilar to Saturday’s show, they were more restrained, consolidating great among themselves and they set up a decent show in boosting the assault, as well. Lakra, Manpreet and Jasjit went couple of yards ahead, supplying more balls when contrasted with the initial 75%.
In the 52nd minute, midfielder Chingnelsana Singh impacted the ball at a rankling speed on to the highest point of the circle. Devindar, who scored on his presentation against France on Saturday, redirected the ball in for India’s third goal and a while later Poland scarcely vexed the Asian titans.