India beat South Africa 5-1 in FIH Series Finals


In the FIH Men’s Series Finals, India defeated South Africa by 5 goals to one in a summit clash at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. The goals were scored in the 2nd, 11th, 25th, 36th and 50th minutes.

It was a neat performance from India—they were not expected to be stretched by their opponents here as all of them were ranked quite lower. And apart from a 3-1 struggle against Poland in which they missed a bagful of chances and allowed their opponents a few attempts at their goal, India played in keeping with their ranking and demolished their rivals.

India 5 (Harmanpreet 11, 25-ps; Varun Kumar 2, 49; Vivek Prasad 35) bt South Africa 1 (Richard Pautz 53)

The International Hockey Federation), commonly known by the acronym FIH, is the international governing body of field hockey and indoor field hockey. Its headquarters are in Lausanne, Switzerland and the president is Narinder Batra. FIH is responsible for field hockey’s major international tournaments, notably the World Cup.