India has already beaten Scotland 4-1 in their first game of the tournament with forwarding Ramandeep Singh scoring a brace.
India defeated Pakistan 7-1 in their match of Hockey World League Semifinal Round at London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday. For India, Harmanpreet Singh, Akashdeep Singh, and Akashdeep Singh bagged two goals each while Pradeep Mor contributed with one goal. With the win, India maintain their top spot in Group B (nine points from three wins) while Pakistan remain sixth with no points. Pakistan pulled one back late in the match with a 57th minute strike from Muhammad Umar Bhutta. They had another PC in the last minute but good rush thwarted the danger for Pakistan. They almost took the lead in the first five minutes of the match when they earned a penalty corner.
Harmanpreet made it 4-0 early in the third quarter before Akashdeep Singh and Pardeep Mor chipped in. "We scored some outstanding goals today".
Both teams traded PCs in the second quarter with Pakistan winning a PC in the opening minute of the quarter while India earned a PC in the 18th minute but both teams could not convert the chance. "We will treat the match as important as any other match", Manpreet said after the match against Canada. Considering the previous statistics, Pakistan did not look the team that lost 7-1 in the end as they were the attackers in most of the first quarter.
India gave a wonderful demonstration of structured hockey in front of a full house.
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Indian players continued to dominate the game in the second half as well and Harmanpreet scored his second goal in the 33rd minute.
Akashdeep got into goal-scoring action in the 47th minute when he applied the finishing touch to a series of wall-passes with Sardar Singh down the centre.
"We play with no pressure".
Meanwhile, a cricket fan who was among the spectators at the Oval with the shirt bearing the words "winner takes Kashmir" was also trolled over social media after Pakistan defeat India by 180 runs in the final. "Scotland did a really good job and they fought for every ball".