India thrash Netherlands 5-2 in the first match of the FIH Pro League in #Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The Indian men’s hockey team made a dream debut at the FIH Pro League, beating world number three Netherlands 5-2 in the opening match of the two-game encounter on Saturday in Bhubaneswar.

Rupinder Pal Singh (12th, 46th minutes) converted two penalty corners, while Gurjant Singh (1st), Mandeep Singh (34th) and Lalit Upadhyay (36th) scored three fine field goals for India. Jip Janssen (14th) struck from a set piece, while Jeroen Hertzberger (28th) scored from a field effort for the Dutch side.

The last time Indian #hockey team beat Netherlands by a margin of three-goals or more was in the 1984 Olympics

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