India team beats Poland to win FIH Hockey5s in Switzerland

Indian Men's Hockey Team registered a thrilling 6-4 comeback win against Poland to clinch the inaugural FIH Hockey5s title in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Bobby Singh Dhami (11', 19') and Mohammed Raheel (13', 17'), who finished as the top goal scorer at FIH Hockey 5s, netted twice, while Sanjay (8') and Captain Gurinder Singh (9') also contributed to the team's victory.

The goals corers for Poland were Mateusz Nowakowski (1'), Robert Pawlak (5'), Wojciech Rutkowski (5') and Captain Jacek Kurowski (18'). The first half started with Poland piling pressure on India and were successful in converting their chances as they established a three-goal cushion inside the first five minutes, courtesy of goals from Mateusz Nowakowski (1'), Robert Pawlak (5') and Wojciech Rutkowski (5').

However, India responded quickly as pulled back two back-to-back goals through Sanjay and Captain Gurinder Singh in the eighth and ninth minute respectively to make the scorers 2-3 at the end of the first half.

The second half started on a positive note for the Indian team as Boby Singh Dhami scored the equalizer in the 11th minute, and the leading goal scorer of the tournament Raheel went on to give India a lead in the 13th minute.

However, Bobby Singh Dhami scored a late goal before the final whistle to help India pick up a thrilling 6-4 win to clinch the inaugural FIH Hockey5s Title.

(ANI)

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