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Hockey WC: PM Modi congratulates India for victory in opening clash

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

on Thursday congratulated the Indian men's team for kicking off their journey on a massive 5-0 victory over in the 14th edition of the Men's World Cup in the second Pool C match at the on Wednesday evening.

"Fantastic start for the Indian team! Congratulations to our team for an impressive win against in their opening match at in Odisha. Best wishes for the upcoming games. @TheHockeyIndia #HWC2018," the tweeted.

forward pounced on the ball to score the first goal for his side. Not letting the opportunity slip out of their hands, another forward scored a beautiful goal from a difficult angle. were leading 2-0 by the end of the first half of the match.

As the match progressed, the hosts missed a couple of chances. Nevertheless, India made a dominating comeback as they completely destroyed the winning hopes of by scoring two back-to-back goals in the 43rd and 45th minute of the match.

It was midfielder and forward who showed quick reflexes in the field to strike the consecutive goals. Simranjeet, who looked unstoppable on the field, scored another goal to make it 5-0 in India's favour.

The home team will play their next group stage match on December 2 against

The Men's 2018, which started on November 28 in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, will end on December 16.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 10:14 IST