SCOTLAND, JULY 26 : India handed out a 6-2 drubbing in the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow today. India registered their second win. It was only in the final moments of the game that Scotland managed to score but it was too late to make a comeback in a match where India showed its clear intent to win.
Riding high from their win yesterday, India got the scorecard ticking early in the 6th minute of the game, with Gurbaj Singh scoring a brilliant field goal. Not wanting to lose their hold in the match, India continued their attack on the opponents and kept looking for chances to convert. In the 23rd minute, India bagged a penalty corner which was converted through the stick of V R Raghunath helping India to increase the lead further. At the end of first half the scorecard read 2-0 with India leading the match.
Going into the second half India continued their urgency of scoring goals in quick successions. In the 37th minute, Rupinder Pal Singh converted another penalty corner that India earned. This helped India to increase the lead further to 3-0. In the 40th minute, Gurwinder Singh Chandi added one more to the total as he brilliantly struck past the defence of the opponents and scored a field goal.
The lead of 4-0 was already a big setback for Scotland and in a way had already sealed the match for the Indian boys, but the visiting team had more plans for the home team and yet again converted a penalty corner stroke that the team won in the 45th minute. It was V R Raghunath who shot the goal, taking the score to 5-0. India struck again in the 48th minute through another penalty corner and this time it was the turn of Rupinder Pal Singh’s stick that came into play. Trying to break through the defence of the Indian team, Scotland finally managed to score in the 56th minute when K Bain scored through a field goal. In the 69th minute the home team tried to reduce the margin by converting the penalty corner through Nicholas Parkes hence taking the final score to 6-2.