Commonwealth Games 2014: Indian Men's Hockey Team Opens Account, Beats Wales 3-1

Goals from VR Raghunath, Rudrapal Singh and Gurwinder Singh Chandi saw India register a 3-1 win over Wales in their Commnonwealth Games opener.

updated: July 25, 2014 17:26 IST
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Indian hockey team celebrates after scoring a goal against Wales in the Commonwealth Games

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Glasgow: India on Friday began their Commonwealth Games men's hockey campaign with a facile 3-1 win over lowly Wales in a Pool A tie at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre here.

In what was a lazy and lacklustre beginning, India at half-time were held to a 1-1 scoreline by Wales, who are ranked 22 places below in the FIH Rankings. But a much better second half performance that saw two goals being scored put India through.

VR Raghunath opened the scoring for India from a penalty corner in the 20th minute. But his opener was cancelled out just three minutes by a stinging shot from Andrew Cornick.

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