Brisbane: After a convincing 5-1 win against New Zealand in the opening match of the five-match Test Series in Australia, the Indian junior men's hockey team on Sunday downed Japan 7-0 here, giving a boost to its preparation for the 8th Men's Junior Asia Cup in 2015.
From the first minute of the match, the Indian colts did not give any room to the opposition team. India received a early penalty corner and defender Varun Kumar converted it.
Leading 1-0, India received two more back-to-back penalty corners in quick succession, and both the opportunities were converted into goals by penalty corner specialist and defender Harmanpreet Singh.
The star of Sultan of Johor Cup, Harmanpreet, along with captain Harjeet Singh, strategically outfoxed the Japanese and maintained their domination. Leading 3-0, forward Sumit Toppo sneaked into the opponents' defense-line and smashed the ball past the goalkeeper.
Maintaining their supremacy, the Indians managed to earn another penalty corner and this time, Varun found the target to make it 5-0.
The Indian colts continued their attacks and kept the opposition' players busy. Forward Parvinder Singh managed to breach the defense-line and found the target.
In the next few minutes, Toppo outsmarted the opponent's defenders and sent the ball into the net for the team's seventh goal.