Asia Cup Hockey: Rupinderpal Singh, VR Raghunath score hat-tricks as India beat Bangladesh 9-1

By virtue of the 9-1 win, the Indians finished on top of Pool B with nine points from three games. Defending champions South Korea are second in this pool with six points. India take on Malaysia in the semis, while Pakistan take on Korea.

updated: August 28, 2013 20:43 IST
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Ipoh, Malaysia: Penalty corner exponents Rupinderpal Singh and VR Raghunath slammed a hat-trick each as India mauled Bangladesh 9-1 to maintain their unbeaten run ahead of the semifinals in the ninth Asia Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh on Wednesday. (Catch all the highlights from India vs Bangladesh match)

The Indians, who were through to the semifinals even before the match, led 5-1 at the half-time and pumped in four more goals in the second session to stamp their authority over their lowly opponents.

Rupinderpal (4th, 19th, 27th, 61st minutes) scored four goals in the match, out of which three came via penalty corners, while Raghunath (29th, 52nd, 59th) converted short corners to emerge as the joint top-scorer of the tournament with Jang Jong Hyun of South Korea on six goals apiece.

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