Tuesday, October 13, 2009

[hockey] India Survives A Scare To Defeat Canada

India scored a goal 4 minutes before the fulltime to win the second test against Canada in the 7-test super series in Victoria. The match ended 4-3 when Sandeep Singh converted a penalty corner at the 66th minute. Before that India took lead three times but but just to lose it within minutes. After an interesting first half when the teams were tied at 3-3, the second half seemed to go barren when Sandeep Singh drag flicked India out of trouble near the end.
The Indians started scoring at the 4th minute when Amir Khan hit the board. Wayne Fernandes put Canada at par at the 20th minute by converting a penalty corner but Shivendra Singh regained the lead for India at the very next minute. Canada got a penalty stroke at the 23rd minute and Rob Short converted to make them at par again. Two more penalty corner conversion by Dhanajoy Mahadhik for India at 32nd minute and Taylor Curren at the 35th minute increased the scoreline for both teams.
Canada did a good comeback after the first match where they were outplayed by the Indians and lost 2-0 at the same venue. The teams will meet again on 14th at Surrey.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

[hockey] India Defeats Canada 2-0 In The First Match Of 7-Test Super Series

India defeated Canada 2-0 by the goals of Tushar Khandekar and Sandeep Singh on both the halves in the first match of the 7-Test Super Series. Indian played with confidence and dominated the game throughout. They were rewarded with the first goal at the 27th minute when Tushar Khandekar scored. India doubled the lead 4 minutes from the full time when Sandeep Singh converted a penalty corner.
The teams will play the next match on 11th October at the same venue of Victoria in British Columbia.