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Indian men's hockey 5s team beat Kenya 7-1 in Youth Olympics

Press Trust of India  |  Buenos Aires 

The Indian men's 5s team registered its third consecutive win at the Youth by beating 7-1 in a Pool B match here on Tuesday.

(5th, 10th minute) and (5th,11th) struck twice each while (8th), Sanjay (14th) and (17th) also scored in the convincing victory.

Kenya's only goal came in the 7th minute through Olanda Ouma.

started the match well as they took eight shots at the Kenyan goal inside the first three minutes. But it was only in the 5th minute that the Indian team took the lead through Sudeep Chirmako's goal.

The same minute saw also register his name on the score-sheet as he took India's lead to two goals.

However, also threatened on the counter attack and scored their opening goal in the 7th minute through Olando Ouma as his shot was deflected off Indian Prashant Chauhan's left leg and into the back of the net.

Indian restored his team's two-goal lead as he scored in the 8th minute to make it 3-1. It was who got onto the score-sheet again as he scored in the dying seconds of the first period to extend India's lead to 4-1.

The second period also started on a positive note for the Indian team as scored his second goal of the match in the 11th minute.

Three minutes later, Sanjay found himself in space inside the Kenyan half and scored with a precise finish to make the scoreline 6-1.

kept putting pressure on the Kenyans and scored their seventh goal in the 17th minute through

In the last minute of the match, were awarded a penalty corner but Kenyan made a great save to deny Sanjay.

The Indian team will now face in their fourth match of the 5s competition on Thursday.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 20:20 IST