Hockey World Cup: Akashdeep Singh's Double Strike vs Malaysia Scripts India's Maiden Win

Akashdeep Singh scored twice in the second half to help India to their first victory of the Hockey World Cup as they defeated Malaysia 3-2 at The Hague.

updated: June 08, 2014 13:09 IST
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India celebrate after beating Malaysia in the Hockey World Cup

Hague, Netherlands: Akashdeep Singh scored two goals in the space of three minutes to set up India's 3-2 victory over Malaysia in the men's hockey World Cup here on Saturday.

Jasjit Singh Kular opened the scoring for India in the 13th minute and Malaysia equalised in the 45th with a penalty corner conversion by Mohammad Razie before Akashdeep got into the goal-scoring act, which helped his team post its first win of the tournament. (Highlights)

Akashdeep first applied the finishing touch to Rupinder Pal Singh fine run on a counter-attack by deflecting in a diagonal cross into the boards in the 49th minute. Two minutes later, he picked up a pass from captain Sardar Singh inside the circle and slammed the ball past the desperate goalkeeper.

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