Dilpreet-inspired India thrashes Oman at U-18 Asia Cup

With three players scoring hat-tricks, the result never looked in doubt, as India looked to boost its goal difference and confidence after the shock loss to hosts Bangladesh.

Dilpreet Singh was named the man of the match for an all-round performance.   -  Hockey India

India registered a thumping 11-0 victory over Oman in the Under-18 Asia Cup tournament, boosting its chances to make the knockout round here on Sunday.

With three players scoring hat-tricks, the result never looked in doubt, as India looked to boost its goal difference and confidence after the shock loss to hosts Bangladesh.

The goals started early with the captain Nilam Sanjeep Xess scoring off a penalty corner in the eighth minute. In the 15th minute, Xess doubled the tally with another penalty corner conversion, before Abhishek’s field goal in the next minute gave India 3-0 lead.

Relentless in attack, and constantly pressurising its opponents, India scored three more goals before half-time via Shivam Anand (26’), Ibungo Singh Konjengbam (30’) and Dilpreet Singh (34’).

Dilpreet was named the man of the match for an all-round performance which also saw him register a hat-trick with two goals in the second half (53’, 68’). Hat-tricks were also scored by Xess, who completed his in the 52nd minute.