India vs Wales: India beat Wales 4-2 in the Hockey World Cup. India had put pressure on the Wales team by taking the lead in the first half of the match itself. Shamsher Singh scored the first goal for the team from India. Shamsher Singh scored this goal in the 21st minute of the match. After this, Akashdeep Singh showed a wonderful game in the match and scored two great goals for India in the 32nd and 45th minutes. Shamsher Singh and Akashdeep Singh have made important contributions for India in this match.
After this victory, India has moved to the second position in the points table in the Hockey World Cup. India played its third match in the Hockey World Cup on Thursday. Out of which India has won two matches. India now has to play a cross over match to reach the quarter finals. The match which will be played with New Zealand on 22 January.
In the Hockey World Cup, India are equal on seven points with the first-placed England in the points table. Had India scored one more goal, it would have overtaken England to reach the first position. India could not directly reach the quarter finals. India will play a crossover match against New Zealand on August 22 to make it to the last-8.
In this match, Shamsher Singh scored the first goal in the 21st minute on a penalty corner. After this Akashdeep Singh scored two consecutive goals. Akashdeep Singh scored both the field goals in the 32nd and 45th minutes. After this, in the fourth quarter of the match, captain Harmanpreet Kaur scored on a penalty corner. At the same time, this is Harmanpreet’s first goal in this World Cup. Player of the match Akashdeep Singh was selected in this match.