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Sunday, July 22, 2018

India thump China 9-0, retain top of the table position in Asian Champions Trophy

India continued their dominant showing at the Asian Champions Trophy with another resounding performance over China.

Rupinder Pal Singh extended his goal scoring run in the tournament and took his tally to eight goals.

India continued their dominant run in the Asian Champions Trophy (ACT) 2016 when the 2011 champions annihilated China by 9-0 in their fourth game of the round robin stage. The win took India to top of the table with 10 points from four games with Malaysia right behind on 9 points from three games. In the last game, India beat arch-rivals Pakistan 3-2 after scoring two goals in two minutes and it looked like India picked up from there.

China’s miserable run in the tournament thus continued and handed them their third loss from four games with the solitary win coming against Japan by a 2-1 margin.

India had scored big against Japan as well in the opening game of the tournament with a 10-2 margin thanks to multiple strikes by Rupinder Pal Singh from the penalty corner.

On Tuesday, Rupinder continued his prowess from PC’s and scored in the first half to take his tournament tally to eight goals.

Akashdeep Singh, Affan Yousuf, Jasjit Singh Kular all scored two goals apiece for India and the remaining goal came from Nikkin Thimmiah.

At the break India led 4-0 and could have been a bigger margin but for Rupinder’s penalty corner conversion being disallowed on review by China.

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