Asian Games 2018: Indian men’s hockey team breaks 86-year old record

Jakarta: Indian men hockey team broke their 86-year-old record after defeating World No. 45 Hong Kong China 26-0 in a Pool B match of the Asian Games here on Wednesday.

This is India’s biggest International win. They had defeated USA with a 24-1 margin in Olympics 86 year ago.

The biggest margin win record is in the name of New Zealand. They had defeated Samoa 36-1 in 1994.

Rupinderpal Singh scored the first goal in three minutes and within a minute, the Indian scored the second goal to give India a confident 2-0 lead. He scored three more goals for India.

Akashdeep Singh and Harmanpreet Singh scored a hat trick each.

Manpreet Singh, Lalit Upadhayay, Varun Kumar, SV Sunil, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Mandeep Sinhgh, Amit Rohidas, Dilpreet Singh, Chinglensana Singh, Simranjeet Singh and Surender Kumar were the other players who netted the ball during the historic match for India.

Earlier, they had outplayed Indonesia 17-0.

Similarly, the Indian women team recorded high scoring matches in the Asian Games, winning their last match against Karzakhstan 21-0.

Indian men’s hockey team will next take on Japan on Friday.

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