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Young Jugraj Singh Slams Hat-Trick As India Beat South Africa 10-2 In FIH Pro League Hockey

Young drag-flicker Jugraj Singh, enjoying his next international match, slammed a hat-trick as Olympic bronze medallists India hammered hosts South Africa 10-2 in the FIH Pro Hockey Pro League, in Potchefstroom on Wednesday. Jugraj transformed 3 penalty corners in the fourth, sixth and 23 minutes, although Gursahibjit Singh (24th, 36th) and Dilpreet Singh (25th, 58th) scored a brace each and every for India in the opening match of the two-leg tie. The other intention getters for the people have been Harmanpreet Singh (2nd), Abhishek (12th) and Mandeep Singh (27th).

South Africa’s objectives have been scored by Daniel Bell (44th) from a penalty corner and area strike from Richard Pautz (45th).

India’s dominance in the match can be gauged from the actuality that they attained as several as 12 penalty corners.

India had defeated France 5- listed here on Tuesday.

The Indians began from wherever they left from France and fully dominated the initial two quarters to race to a 8- guide at 50 % time.

The Indians completely dominated the first and next quarters, scoring 4 objectives apiece to take a sizeable direct at fifty percent time.

Immediately after the alter of finishes, India extended their lead but South Africa confirmed some fight in direction of the conclude of the 3rd quarter and scored two goals in a span of just one moment to minimize the margin to 2-9.

The fourth and ultimate quarter witnessed a extra defensive method from the Indians as they chosen to sit back again and guard their target, based extra on counter-assaults to shock South Africa.

Their ploy yielded end result deep into the remaining quarter when Dilpreet scored his second goal of the working day with a intense reverse hit from the major of the South African circle to make it 10-2 in favour of India.

In no time, South Africa secured a penalty corner but the Indians defended well to deny their opponents.

The Indians then secured a penalty corner in the up coming go but Harmanpreet’s flick was well defended by South Africa.


India earned a penalty corner inside the final five seconds of the match but failed to utilise the opportunity.

India will perform France in the second match of the two-leg tie on Saturday.

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