India, who had topped the five-team league standings with three wins and one draw en route final, ended their campaign with an unbeaten record
India players celebrate their win on Sunday. Pic/Hockey India
India, who had topped the five-team league standings with three wins and one draw en route final, ended their campaign with an unbeaten record. This was India’s second win of day over the same opponents. India had beaten Poland, who had finished second with two wins and as many losses.
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Playing their third match of the day, the Indians were stunned for a while after Poland pumped in three goals without reply in the first five minutes of play through Mateusz Nowakowski (1st), Wojciech Rutkowski (5th) and captain Robert Pawlak (5th).
Poland played just one match on Sunday before the final as against India’s two and perhaps that might have some effect on Graham Reid’s men in the fast-paced format played in just 20 minutes.
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