HWL semi-final: India hammer Pakistan 7-1

| Updated: Jun 19, 2017 02:06 IST

London [UK], June 18 (ANI): India on Sunday came out with a flawless performance as they thrashed Pakistan 7-1 in their Pool B encounter of the FIH Hockey World League Semi-Final in London. Akashdeep Singh, Talwinder Singh and Harmanpreet Singh all three contributed with a brace while the other goal was scored by Pardeep Mor in the 49th minute of the game. The team faced Pakistan after two strong wins in their previous matches where they beat Scotland 4-1 and Canada 3-0 in the Pool B encounters. In their match against Pakistan, the Indian team, led by midfielder Manpreet Singh including the Indian Team support staff, were seen wearing black arm bands to condole the deaths of martyrs in the recent attacks on the Indian Army. Captain Manpreet Singh after the victory went on to say: "We wanted to win on the field today to show not only our proud nation but all the World that we will stand up and fight for what we believe in through sport." (ANI)