India beat Great Britain 4-2 after a penalty shootout in the FIH Pro League in London on Saturday (3rd June 2023).
* The shootout triumph, courtesy of misses from Britain’s Rupert Shipperly and Phil Roper, handed India the bonus point after an exhilarating 4-4 draw.
* Abhishek Upadhyay, Lalit Kumar, Singh Harmanpreet Singh and Manpreet shot a goal each in shootout.
* India sustained early pressure and pulled ahead with Harmanpreet Singh’s drag flick from a short corner.
* Mandeep Singh’s and Sukhjeet Singh's shot in the second quarter led India into into half-time. Both goals were crafted by midfielder Hardik Singh.
* Britain fought back after the interval. The Britain struck to complete his hat-trick in the fourth period after he was left unmarked in the India circle in the fourth quarter.
The bonus point ensured India cut the gap to Great Britain at the top of the FIH Pro League standings. India sits second with 24 points after 11 games while Britain has 26 from 10..
Source : AIR