A spirited Indian men's hockey team defeated arch-rivals and defending champions Pakistan 4-2 in a nerve-wracking shoot-out to end its 16-year gold medal draught in the Asian Games and earn a direct berth to the 2016 Rio Olympics, here on Thursday.
A clinical first-half performance from India saw them breeze past South Africa by 5-2 margin to qualify for the semi-final of the men`s hockey competition at the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Thursday.
Yuvraj Walmiki scored the all-important winner to guide Delhi Waveriders to the summit clash of the second edition of the Hero Hockey India League in the floodlit Astroturf Hockey Stadium here on Saturday.
Delhi Waveriders continued their impressive run in the second edition of Hero Hockey India League as they beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards 4-3 in a high-scoring match to extend their lead at the top of the points table.
India fought valiantly before losing 3-4 to defending champions South Korea in the final of the ninth Asia Cup hockey tournament on Sunday and the players feel that a bad umpiring decision at the fag end of the match cost them the title.
Penalty corner exponents Rupinderpal Singh and V R Raghunath slammed a hat-trick each as India mauled minnows Bangladesh 9-1 to maintain their unbeaten run ahead of the semifinals in the ninth Asia Cup hockey tournament here on Wednesday.
Rupinderpal Singh scored two goals as India survived a scare before eking out a 4-4 draw against lower-ranked Ireland in a hard-fought Pool B match in the men`s competition of the FIH World League Round 3, here on Thursday.