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Pakistan outclass Malaysia 4-1 to storm into semi-finals
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Muhammad AliJAKARTA: Pakistan hockey squad maintained their winning spree in the 2018 Asian Games when they defeated Malaysia 4-1 – their fourth straight victory of the tournament — at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium here on Sunday to storm into semi-finals.

Dalit landless labourer’s son Sumit makes waves in hockey

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Poverty was a companion for Sumit, now a key India midfielder at the World Cup. Going to bed hungry or after having just plain bread — family couldn’t even afford milk — travelling ticketless on trains to save money for fruits or a meal at inter-district hockey competitions were the norm.

Saurabh Duggal

India's Sumit (C) tries to dribble past Belgium's Tom Boon during the field hockey group stage match between India and Belgium at the 2018 Hockey World in Bhubaneswar.

Indian attackers show ability to turn the game around in 5-1 hammering of Canada

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Sundeep Misra

As India lead 2-1, the team found expression, the panicking Canadians gave space, and in a matter of ten minutes, the host nation had closed the match with a 5-1 victory.

By the end of the third quarter, territorial possession, number of consecutive passes, dominance on the flank and that perennial bug-bear – missed chances – were all in India’s favour; except for the scoreline.