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India vs Singapore Highlights, Asian Games 2023: Four for Harmanpreet, hat-trick for Mandeep as IND thrash SGP 16-1

India vs Singapore Hockey Highlights: IND buried SGP under an avalanche of goals to pick up their 2nd win of the Asian Games 2023
India vs Singapore Live Score, Asian Games 2023
India vs Singapore Live Score, Asian Games 2023

India vs Singapore Hockey Highlights: Captain Harmanpreet Singh led the charge with an impressive four goals, while Mandeep Singh secured a hat-trick as a dominant India thrashed Singapore 16-1 in their Pool A match of the Asian Games 2023. Following a lackluster first quarter, India shifted into high gear, stretching their lead over Singapore to 6-0 at half-time. Mandeep scored twice, and Lalit, Gurjant, Sumit, and Vivek all added one each to the goal tally. India continued their relentless attack, scoring five more goals in the third quarter, asserting their dominance. A total of nine players contributed to the scoresheet, with Varun Kumar and Abhishek also making their mark in the second half....Read More

This victory adds to India's commanding performance at the ongoing Asian Games. Brimming with confidence, they launched their Asiad campaign with an emphatic 16-0 win against Uzbekistan in their opening match before securing another lopsided victory against Singapore. Looking ahead, the Indian team is determined to maintain their momentum and confidence as they prepare for two challenging pool matches. They are set to face the defending champions, Japan, on September 28, followed by a fierce rivalry encounter against Pakistan on September 30. Their campaign will conclude with a match against Bangladesh on October 2.

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Sep 26, 2023 8:38 AM IST

India vs Singapore Live Score: The final whistle blows and it's another huge victory for India

India vs Singapore Live Score: That's it! The final whistle, surely music to Singapore's ears, signals the end of this match. India triumphed with a score of 16-1, with an impressive nine Indian players contributing goals. Captain Harmanpreet Singh led the charge with four goals, and Mandeep secured a hat-trick. Singapore managed to pull one back in the final quarter, but it was no more than a consolation goal. India marches forward with their sights firmly set on gold. Thank you for being a part of this coverage. Join us again shortly for India's next match. Until then, goodbye, and have a fantastic day.

Sep 26, 2023 8:13 AM IST

India vs Singapore Live Score: GOAL! Number 15, 16 for India

India vs Singapore Live Score: The Singaporean celebration is short-lived as they concede a 16th goal. Varun scores with a flick, followed by converting India's 21st penalty corner. With four minutes remaining on the clock and the current flow of the game, the possibility of reaching 20 goals seems increasingly likely.

Sep 26, 2023 8:09 AM IST

India vs Singapore Live Score: GOAL for SINGAPORE

India vs Singapore Live Score: WAIT, what? Singaporean players are elated as they manage to score against India, pulling one back unexpectedly. It catches everyone by surprise. The Indian team may have eased off, affording Singapore the opportunity to launch a counter-attack and find a way past Sreejesh. This presents the first real challenge for the Indian goalkeeper, and he couldn't react quickly enough. However, it's understandable given that he's been a mere spectator for most of the match.

Sep 26, 2023 8:05 AM IST

India vs Singapore Live Score: GOAL! It's not even funny anymore

India vs Singapore Live Score: Eight different goal scorers now for India as they now extend their lead to 14-0. Abhishek nails a brace and Harmanpreet completes his hat-trick, all in a span of one minute. This game is now about how many can complete their hat-tricks. Harmanpreet and Mandeep already have theirs, while Abhishek comes tantalisingly close to securing his before Gugan spoils his plans. Well, he still has another good 8 minutes to do so.

Sep 26, 2023 8:05 AM IST

India vs Singapore Live Score: On to the final 15 minutes

India vs Singapore Live Score: If there was ever an EA Sports game for hockey, this is probably what it would look like. There's been no shortage of goals, and India came close to adding another one, thanks to yet another penalty conversion opportunity. Gugan reacts swiftly, blocking a powerful flick, and then Mandeep attempts a deflection but narrowly misses the target.

Sep 26, 2023 7:51 AM IST

India vs Singapore Live Score: GOAL! Another PC, another conversion

India vs Singapore Live Score: Slick! No stopping the India captain as he converts his fourth penalty corner for his 4th goal of the match. India up 11-0, equally Pakistan's score against Singapore, and appear all set to overtake their 16-goal tally against Uzbekistan. Singapore have no answer to India's Mandeep-Harmanpreet combo.

Sep 26, 2023 7:45 AM IST

India vs Singapore Live Score: GOAL! Hat-trick for Harmanpreet

India vs Singapore Live Score: The Indian captain kicks off his Asian Games campaign in style, securing a hat-trick by converting consecutive penalty corners. Gugan is left in disbelief as a lightning-quick drag flick rockets past him, propelling India to a 10-0 lead.

Sep 26, 2023 7:36 AM IST

India vs Singapore Live Score: BACK-TO-BACK GOALS! INDIA ahead 8-0 now

India vs Singapore Live Score: The madness continues. Within two minutes into the third quarter, India has tacked on two more goals, expanding their lead to 8-0. Manpreet and Shamsher are the latest scorers. First, it was Harmanpreet with the injection, as the former captain found the back of the net. Soon after, in a rare turn of events, Lalit played the role of provider, and Shamsher executed a brilliant dribble inside the D before smashing the ball into the Singaporean net for the eighth goal.

Sep 26, 2023 7:34 AM IST

India vs Singapore Live Score: Attack straightaway in the third quarter

India vs Singapore Live Score: India not wasting any time here. They want to get as many as possible so that if it comes down to goal difference, there is only one team head. They get an early penalty corner but Mandeep fires it just wide of the goal. Singapore counter but the attack doesn't last long. Two more PC missed. That takes India's count of penalty corners to 13 in the match.

Sep 26, 2023 7:17 AM IST

India vs Singapore Live Score: Brace for Mandeep! India race to 6-0 on stroke of half-time

India vs Singapore Live Score: Goals galore! Hardik injects the perfect drag flick after India earn another penalty corner, and Mandeep thwarts it into the nets. India had the change to make it 7-0 with another PC opportunity in the dying stages of the second quarter but Gugan does wonderfully well to keep it out. Nonetheless, the first half comes to an end and India have pumped in give goals in Q2 to make it 6-0. Half an hour more left in this game, so expect plenty of more carnage from the Indians.

Sep 26, 2023 7:09 AM IST

India vs Singapore Live Score: GOAL! Finally, a PC converted

India vs Singapore Live Score: India finally convert a PC – their 7th of the match into a goal. Phew! Can't catch a break as India are now finding their groove. Three goals scored in three minutes with Lalit, Sumit scoring field goals and Harmanpreet smashing that PC waft into the net. And just like that, India have stormed to a 5-0 lead with four minutes left.

Sep 26, 2023 7:09 AM IST

India vs Singapore Live Score: GOAL! Three now for India

India vs Singapore Live Score: And Gurjant lands the perfect finish this time. Mandeep was surrounded by defenders but finds a way to pass the ball to Gurjant, who gets his stick out to guide the ball into the goal. We're back in the zone! Goals galore. IND 3-0 SGP

Sep 26, 2023 6:58 AM IST

India vs Singapore Live Score: GOAL! Lalit this time

India vs Singapore Live Score: It has taken IND just one minute into the second quarter to expand their lead to 2-0 as Lalit Upadhyay finds the back of the net. A wonderfully crafted goal. Singapore were just getting started but even before they could settle in, find themselves two goals down. Just like that, in the blink of an eye. India knew they were far from clinical in the first Quarter. All efforts being made to ensure it doesn't repeat in the remaining three.

Sep 26, 2023 6:52 AM IST

India vs Singapore Live Score: IND squander three more PCs as first quarter ends

India vs Singapore Live Score: The anticipated goal deluge hasn't materialized as India squander two more penalty corners. That's five out of five missed in the first quarter, which concludes now. You don't see that often. India is in the lead, but they're well aware that the margin could have been significantly more substantial. Full credit to Singapore.

Sep 26, 2023 6:47 AM IST

India vs Singapore Live Score: GOAL! Mandeep up and away

India vs Singapore Live Score: Just as we predicted. We sensed a goal coming and just 20 seconds after, we have it. India open the scoring and the first goal has been registered by Mandeep with three minutes left into the first quarter. Latched on to the pass and slotted it right of the goalkeeper. IND 1-0 SGP

Sep 26, 2023 6:45 AM IST

India vs Singapore Live Score: IND on attack but SGP survive

India vs Singapore Live Score: Another opportunity goes begging as India fail to convert a second penalty corner, but India just finding their rhythm now. Constantly threatening the goalpost and nearly get one inside as the ball ricochets off the crossbar. Can sense a goal coming anytime now.

Sep 26, 2023 6:41 AM IST

India vs Singapore Live Score: Penalty Corner MISSED!

India vs Singapore Live Score: India's first real chance and it comes via a penalty corner. India had the perfect window to get on the scoreboard but they will have to wait as Harmanpreet cannot convert his first PC. The defence continues to get in the line of the ball, and now some crisp passing. WOW! This has been quite impressive so far, who are now keeping possession. A free hit but cannot penetrate inside the circle.

Sep 26, 2023 6:38 AM IST

India vs Singapore Live Score: SAVE!

India vs Singapore Live Score: Five minutes in and we're yet to have a goal from India… all thanks to some brilliant defending from Singapore. Another attack stopped in its track as the goalkeeper makes a timely dash. This has been pretty good so far from Singapore, whose players wore somewhat of a nervous look when the players were shaking hands moments before the opening whistle.

Sep 26, 2023 6:34 AM IST

India vs Singapore Live Score: Here we go!

India vs Singapore Live Score: And we're off! India is asserting its dominance in possession from the outset. Although Singapore briefly regained the ball, India has swiftly reclaimed their position, reminiscent of their performance against Uzbekistan. A brilliant pass from Jarmanpreet finds Captain Harmanpreet, who, unfortunately, couldn't execute the finish accurately. Now, the ball is in Singapore's possession, but their control doesn't last for long. India snatch it right back. Mandeep makes a move inside the circle, but a superb tackle halts his progress.

Sep 26, 2023 6:27 AM IST

India vs Singapore Live Score: All set the opening whistle

India vs Singapore Live Score: Out walk the players. Remember, India are the highest ranked Asian team at this tournament and are primed for a gold medal finish, which will of course, book them a place at the Paris Olympics 2024 next year. Alright then, time for the National Anthems. First up, India's. Not too many people in attendance here at the GSP Stadium though. Don't think it would matter either.

Sep 26, 2023 6:15 AM IST

India vs Singapore Live Score: IND's Starting XI

India vs Singapore Live Score: Here is India's starting XI - PR Sreejesh, Jarmanpreet Singh, Sumit, Varun Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh, Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Abhishek, Gurjant Singh, Mandeep Singh.

Sep 26, 2023 6:10 AM IST

India vs Singapore Live Score: How has Indian hockey fared at the Asian Games

India vs Singapore Live Score: While the Indian hockey team has left behind a rich history at the Olympics – eight gold medals between 1928 and 1980 – the Asian Games paints a different picture though. Making their Asiad debut in 1958, India have secured gold only three times. Silver medals, on the other hand, have been claimed nine times, with the most recent earned in 2002. India's third gold medal victory came in Incheon in 2014, signifying their resurgence on the international stage.

Their prospects appeared promising heading into the 2018 Asiad, especially as they confronted Pakistan, a team they had lost to in the final on six previous occasions. However, in a twist of fate, the medal at stake was bronze, not gold. This was a devastating setback, particularly considering that India's journey to the bronze-medal match was derailed by a semifinal defeat to Malaysia. At the time, India was ranked fifth globally and heavily tipped to defend their gold, while Malaysia was ranked 12th.

Sep 26, 2023 6:00 AM IST

India vs Singapore Live Score: BRONZE then, hopefully GOLD now

India vs Singapore Live Score: What made the bronze medal finish at last Asiad even more astonishing was India's complete dominance in the group stage. They commenced with a resounding 17-0 victory over hosts Indonesia and then proceeded to obliterate Hong Kong with an incredible scoreline of 26-0. This not only secured their spot in the record books but also marked their most significant international hockey win in 86 years. Given their position as the top-ranked team in their group this time, it's entirely possible that we could witness a repeat of these record-breaking feats in Hangzhou, with a 16-0 drubbing highlighting the start of hopefully a stellar show.

Sep 26, 2023 5:50 AM IST

India vs Singapore Live Score: Redemption time for Sreejesh!

India vs Singapore Live Score: PR Sreejesh's wealth of experience in major tournaments for the Indian hockey team is undeniable. With over 300 matches under his belt, Sreejesh has been a cornerstone in the Indian squad for well over a decade. He played a pivotal role in the team's transformation into a formidable force after their disappointment of failing to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Sreejesh led the Indian team as captain in the 2018 Asian Games, where they had to settle for bronze, despite entering the competition as favorites to defend the gold they had claimed in 2014.

However, since then, significant changes have reshaped the men's hockey team. Under the guidance of Australian coach Graham Reid, they ended India's nearly four-decade-long quest for an Olympic medal by securing a sensational bronze at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. This triumph was followed by a less-than-ideal exit from a home World Cup, as India failed to reach the quarter-finals, leading to Reid's departure as head coach. In the same year, India reasserted themselves as strong contenders by winning the Asian Champions Trophy, making them clear favorites to clinch gold once more at the Asian Games.

Reflecting on the disappointment of four years ago, PR Sreejesh confessed to harboring some regrets about the fateful match against Malaysia at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta during the 2018 Asian Games. To delve deeper into his thoughts, you can read our exclusive interview with the man HERE.

Sep 26, 2023 5:40 AM IST

India vs Singapore Live Score: The BIG takeaway for IND!

India vs Singapore Live Score: While the penalty corner conversion rate may have raised some concerns, a major highlight in India's performance against Uzbekistan was their prowess in the forward-line. Out of the 16 goals, an impressive 10 were the result of field play. Lalit Upadhyay particularly stood out, showing his brilliance in the forward-line by netting four excellent goals. Additionally, Mandeep Singh was a dynamic force, securing a hat-trick and providing valuable assists to his teammates.

Sep 26, 2023 5:30 AM IST

India vs Singapore Live Score: Harmanpreet set to return

India vs Singapore Live Score: Harmanpreet Singh, the captain of the Asian Games squad, will likely make his return in today's contest. He was rested for the first game, which provided Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas, and Sanjay an opportunity to create a formidable presence in penalty corners. The skipper's comeback is poised to significantly influence India's approach towards enhancing their penalty corner conversion rate.

Sep 26, 2023 5:20 AM IST

India vs Singapore Live Score: IND's room for improvement

India vs Singapore Live Score: When you thrash your opponents 16-0, nine out of 10 times you tick all boxes. But even by India's standards, they would want to brush up a key area – converting penalty corners. The team understands that it can enhance their penalty corner conversion rate as they are considered firm favorites. With just 5 conversions from 14 chances, and their penalty corners haven't quite lived up to expectations, despite the presence of a talented group of drag-flickers.

Sep 26, 2023 5:10 AM IST

India vs Singapore Live Score: IND vs SIN head-to-head contests

India vs Singapore Live Score: There haven't been too many India vs Singapore contests in the past. In fact, these two teams have squared off against each other just twice before, their first clash dating decades back to 1956. India and Singapore then had to wait for another 56 years before they crossed paths, this time at the Hero FIH Road to London tournament in Delhi. India put on quite the show there, smashing Singapore to win the contest 15-1. Given Singapore's previous performance, it's possible that we could witness a similar outcome this time, with India appearing to be the stronger of the two sides.

Sep 26, 2023 5:00 AM IST

India vs Singapore Hockey Live Score: HOLA!

India vs Uzbekistan Live Score: Greetings! Another day of Indian hockey! Are you ready? Well, you've got reason not to. After an absolute drubbing of Uzbekistan, where the Indian team scored 16 goals, Harmanpreet Singh and his men will be eyeing another exhilarating performance when they take on Singapore.

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