Singapore, Jun 9: Skipper Diwakar Ram smashed led from the front scoring five goals as former champions India opened their campaign in style by crushing co-
hosts Singapore 10-0 in the Junior World Cup Hockey tournament on Monday.
Diwakar Ram flicked five goals from penalty corners in the 15th, 18th, 29th, 55th and 66th minutes at the Seng Kang Sports Complex.
Indians, who led 6-0 at the break, scored their other goals through Danish Mujtaba 5th and 51st, Dharamvir Singh 26th, Mandip Antil 30th and Vivek 47th minute.
This is also the highest victory margin so far in the event, being co-hosted by Singapore and Malaysia.
India dominated the proceedings from the beginning with constant attacks from their forwards.
They attacked at will with perfect coordination among the midfielders and the forwards.
Indian deep defence did not allow Singapore to advance too much in their territory as goalkeeper Choubey was not tested.
The Indian flankmen Mandip Antil and Mohd. Amir Khan tore open the seams of the Singapore defence and fed strikers Danish Mujtaba, Pramod Kumar and Jay Karan as they successfully won penalty corners in quick succession.
India will play New Zealand in their Pool D match on Tuesday. In an earlier Pool D match, Holland registered their second successive win by beating Poland 7-2.