India rout Bangladesh in Asia Cup classification match

May 14th, 2009 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS  

Kuantan (Malaysia), May 14 (IANS) India pummelled minnows Bangladesh 11-1 in a fifth-seventh classification match of the Asia Cup hockey here Thursday.
The defending champions who failed to reach the semifinal of the tournament will now face Japan for the fifth-sixth position Friday.

For India, skipper Sandeep Singh (10th, 13th minute), S.V Sunil (48th, 57th) and Sardara Singh (66th, 69th) scored two goals each while Hari Prasad (34th), Arjun Halappa (39th), V. Raghunath (43rd), Rajpal Singh (65th) and Prabhjot Singh (67th) sounded the board once.

Bangladesh conceded three goals in the first half and eight came after the breather while Iqbal Nader Prince struck a consolation goal for the losers, who conceded 32 goals in four matches after losing to Japan 5-0, Malaysia 7-1 and Korea 9-0, respectively. They finished seventh after the classification loss.

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