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Asia Cup Hockey LIVE: Dipsan, Abharan scores HAT TRICKS as India make Super 4s in a thriller, beat Indonesia 16-0 to pip Pakistan on Goal Difference – Check Highlights

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Asia Cup Hockey LIVE – India vs Indonesia LIVE: Dipsan Tirkey and Abharan Sudev scored hat-tricks as India sealed their place in the Super 4s in the ongoing Asia Cup. India needed to win by a margin of 15-0 to make it past the group stage, and managed to put 16 past an hapless Indonesia side to pip Pakistan to the knockouts. Follow Indian Hockey Team LIVE Updates InsideSport.IN for more updates. 

Indian Hockey Team Performance in Asia Cup 2022 so far:

  • First Match: INDIA draws with Pakistan 1-1
  • Second Match: India lost to Japan 2-5
  • Third Match: India beat Indonesia 16-0

Asia Cup Hockey LIVE: Dipsan, Abharan scores HAT TRICKS as India make Super 4s in a thriller, beat Indonesia 16-0 to pip Pakistan on Goal Difference – Check Highlights

After Japan defeated Pakistan earlier in the day, India needed to beat Indonesia and better Pakistan’s goal difference to make it to the Super 4s. The Men in Blue needed to win by a margin of 15 goals to seal their progress into the knockouts. However, India were staring at an exit despite leading 6-0 at Half-time.

However, Dipsan Tirkey and Abharan Sudev stepped up in the second half to help India bounce back, scoring four in the third quarter to swell India’s lead to 10-0. The Men in Blue then scored twice in quick succession to begin the fourth quarter to put them on the verge of qualification.

Asia Cup Hockey LIVE: Dipsan, Abharan scores HAT TRICKS as India make Super 4s in a thriller, beat Indonesia 16-0 to pip Pakistan on Goal Difference – Check Highlights

Indonesia however were beginning to be a thorn in the flesh and the ejection of Nilan Sanjeep worsened the matters, with India still needing to score two heading into the final five minutes of the game. Fortunately for India, their stars delivered from a series of penalty corners to go 16-0 ahead, and seal the game and a place in the Super 4s. The win will be further special as it knocks out Pakistan as India qualified at their expense.

Asia Cup Men’s Hockey 2022 Format: In the preliminary round, four teams in each pool will play each other once, then the top two teams progress to Super 4s. In Super 4s, four teams will play each other once. The top teams will then play the final. The top three teams will qualify for the Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup 2023 in India.

Dipsan Tirkey was the star with 4 goals, Sudev scored a hat-trick, while Selvam, Pawan and the veteran SV Sunil scored a brace in what was a magnificent a triumph.

India Hockey Full squad

Goalkeepers – Pankaj Kumar Rajak, Suraj Karkera;
Defenders – Yashdeep Siwach, Abhisek Lakra, Birendra Lakra (c), Manjeet, Dipsan Tirkey;
Midfielders – Vishnukant Singh, Raj Kumar Pal, Mareeswaren Sakthivel, Sheshe Gowda BM, Simranjeet Singh;
Forwards – Pawan Rajbhar, Abharan Sudev, SV Sunil (vc), Uttam Singh, S. Karthi;

Replacements – Maninder Singh, Nilam Sanjeep Xess

Asia Cup Hockey LIVE: Dipsan, Abharan scores HAT TRICKS as India make Super 4s in a thriller, beat Indonesia 16-0 to pip Pakistan on Goal Difference – Check Highlights

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