Danish strikes a brace in India's 5-1 Bangladesh rout; team into HWL round 3

India chief coach Michael Nobbs said he was happy with the performance of the youngsters and was also impressed with the consistency of the team since the Champions Trophy. Meanwhile, in earlier matches of the men's competition on Sunday, Oman defeated Fiji 7-3, while Ireland outclassed China 4-0.

updated: February 24, 2013 23:26 IST
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New Delhi: Danish Mujtaba scored a brace as India came from behind to beat a gritty Bangladesh 5-1 in their final round robin match and qualify for the third round of the Hero Hockey World League at the floodlit Major Dhyan Chand Stadium on Sunday.

Danish (15th minute, 64th) starred for India with two field goals while Rupinder Pal Singh (32nd), Akashdeep Singh (50th) and Malak Singh (58th) also sounded the board once each for the hosts in their final match of the Hockey World League Round 2.

But it was Bangladesh who surprised the Indians when Md Mamunur Rahman Chayan scored opening goal of the match in the fifth minute. (File photo: Danish Mujtaba)

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