Asian Champions Trophy: India beat Japan 3-1 to register back to back victories

It was not a convincing effort by India but a hard earned win nonetheless.

updated: December 21, 2012 21:03 IST
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India registered back-to-back victories at the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament after beating Japan 3-1 on Friday. The Men in Blue had earlier defeated China 4-0 on Thursday.

VR Raghunath yet again scored a brace as defending champions India fought hard to post a win over a fighting Japan.

On a hot day in Doha, Qatar, India did not start too well as Japan took most of the initial honours. The Japanese got two successive penalty corners in the 17th minute but could not convert.

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