Hockey Test series: India go one up against Japan

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 5:

A confident Indian team comfortably won the second match of the four-test series against Japan as they defeated the visitors by 2-0 goals at Kalinga Stadium in the Odisha capital this afternoon.

Pic: Biswaranjan Mishra
Pic: Biswaranjan Mishra

After a barren first quarter, Sannuvanda Uthappa drew first blood in the 29th minute after receiving a reverse flick pass from his team-mate Yuvraj Valmiki.

The hosts scored the second goal in the 48th minute after Dharmvir Singh pushed a rebound shot of Sunil which was deflected by the Japanese goalkeeper.

Both the teams earned a few penalty corners but could not convert them.

The first match played on Sunday had ended in a 1-1 draw.

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