Press Esc to close
Sunday 24 July 2016
News updated at 10:00 AM IST
Weather
Max: 26.4°C
Min : 19.6°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

Sandeep hat-trick goes in vain

New Delhi, Jan 26, 2013, PTI:

Ace drag-flicker Sandeep Singh’s hat-trick went in vain as table toppers Delhi Waveriders eked out a 4-3 win over Mumbai Magicians in a thrilling round-robin match to continue their dream run in the Hockey India League (HIL) here on Saturday.

With this victory at the floodlit Major Dhyan Chand Stadium, the Waveriders have consolidated their position at the top of the league standings with 27 points from six games, five points ahead of second-placed Ranchi Rhinos.

On the other hand, the Magicians’ dismal campaign in the inaugural HIL continued as the Mumbai side slumped to their sixth consecutive defeat in the five-team event.

In spite of this loss, the Magicians are theoretically still in the hunt for a semifinal berth but they need something magical in their remaining six games to make it to the knock-out stage.

For the Waveriders, South African Lloyd Norris Jones scored two goals (12th and 22nd), while Imran Khan (6th) and Rupinder Pal Singh (51st) found target once each. Sandeep (28th, 56th, 66th) scored all the three goals for the Magicians from penalty corners.
Mandeep on song Earlier, Mandeep Singh struck twice to help Rhinos beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards 3-1 in Lucknow.

After the first three quarters failed to produce any goals, Mandeep scored twice, before Jeroen Hertzberger pulled one back for the hosts.

However, Tarandeep Singh struck in the final minute to put the game beyond Wizards, and ensure five full points for the Rhinos.

Both teams played very cautiously for most part of the game. By the end of the first quarter, the hosts had only one genuine good opportunity to score, when Raghunath’s drag-flick was well saved by Rhinos’ goalkeeper Francisco Cortes.

Wizards were dominating the play, but were unable to convert their moves into goals.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Actress Aindritha Ray performing during Shatha Sambrama -University of Mysore Centenary...

Actress Aindritha Ray performing during Shatha Sambrama -University of Mysore Centenary...

School students sit in the formation of a plane as they pray for the Indian Air Force plane...

School students sit in the formation of a plane as they pray for the Indian Air Force plane...

Indian Army soldiers rescue flood affected villagers near India-Bhutan border of Chirang...

Indian Army soldiers rescue flood affected villagers near India-Bhutan border of Chirang...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with the children at the launch of the Reliance...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with the children at the launch of the Reliance...

Flamingos fly over Chandlai Lake in Jaipur on Saturday. Flamingos travel thousands of miles...

Flamingos fly over Chandlai Lake in Jaipur on Saturday. Flamingos travel thousands of miles...

Director Porsche India oavan Shetty with new Porsche 911 car during the launch in Bengaluru...

Director Porsche India oavan Shetty with new Porsche 911 car during the launch in Bengaluru...

Women on a boat wade through flooded area after heavy showers in Mayong village in Morigoan...

Women on a boat wade through flooded area after heavy showers in Mayong village in Morigoan...

Kite club India fly's 300 kite during Kite festival 2016 as the part of Income Declaration...

Kite club India fly's 300 kite during Kite festival 2016 as the part of Income Declaration...

Villagers along with their cattle wade through a Banana raft from the flood affected village...

Villagers along with their cattle wade through a Banana raft from the flood affected village...

A fan sports painting Rajinikanth's Kabali on his body at the release of his new film 'Kabali' ...

A fan sports painting Rajinikanth's Kabali on his body at the release of his new film 'Kabali' ...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523