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India converted six of the 13 penalty corners awarded in the match.
Vice-captain Harmanpreet Singh (11th, 35th, 53rd) scored a hat-trick, while Abhishek (2nd min), Shamsher Singh (14th), Akashdeep Singh (20th), Jograj Singh (22nd, 43rd), Neelakanta Sharma (38th) India Varun Kumar (39th) and Mandeep Singh (48th) were the other scorers for the side.
It was a completely dominant performance from the Indians as they barely allowed Ghana to get into their d.
Ghana had occasional chances in the form of five penalty corners but the Indian defense was doing its best to deny their opponents.
The Indians cashed in with their first penalty corner in the very first minute of the match and Abhishek was at the right time to find the target on the rebound.
The Indians kept up the pressure and earned another penalty corner in the 11th minute which Harmanpreet accurately converted.
Shamsher extended India’s lead by leading to brilliant moves by Lalit Upadhyay and Abhishek.
Akshdeep made the scoreline 4-0 in the 20th minute with a fine reverse hit after receiving a precise pass from Abhishek.
India were awarded a penalty corner two minutes later and Jograj was up to the task.
Five minutes after the change of ends, Harmanpreet scored his second goal from a penalty corner.
Three minutes later, Neelakanta joined the party when he put the rebound into the back of the net after Ghana goalkeeper Ofi saved a shot from the German Phantom.
In the next minute, Varun Kumar scored his first goal of the tournament from a penalty corner.
Jograj Singh scored his second goal this time from a penalty corner.
In the fourth and final quarter, Mandeep and Harmanpreet scored a goal each to round it out.
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