Cape Town: The Indian men's hockey team continued its unbeaten run on the South Africa tour with a sensational 3-0 win against hosts South Africa here on Friday. Captain Harmanpreet Singh (2'), Abhishek (13'), and Sumit (30') were on the scoresheet for India in the match and set up the win for the team.
The match began with India earning an early penalty corner and skipper Harmanpreet struck with a powerful drag flick to find the back of the net to give India an early lead in the second minute.
With just a couple of minutes left in the first quarter, Abhishek (13') managed to make the most of an attacking move and struck one past South Africa goalkeeper to double India's lead.
Despite plenty of attacks from South Africa in the second quarter, India's defence maintained their composure and remained resolute in their determination to earn a clean sheet. Just at the stroke of halftime, Sumit (30') managed to score another field goal as India took a 3-0 lead.
India will play their final game on the South Africa tour against the Netherlands on January 28. IANS