Bhubaneswar – A five-star performance from India saw them outclass South Africa 5-0 in their opening Pool C clash of the Hockey World Cup 2018 at the Kalinga stadium in Bhubaneswar. Simrajeet scored a brace while Mandeep, Akashdeep and Lalit Upadhyay scored a goal each.
The hosts looked the better side out of the two from the onset of the match, they continuously imposed threat on the opposition. South Africa, hardly managed to get hold off the possession as they played in their own half for most of the time.
India along with Belgium got off to a winning start in Pool C. Both the teams now have three-points each and will face each other in their second match on December 2.
A five-star performance from hosts India see them register a thumping 5-0 victory over South Africa. So India and Belgium make winning starts in Pool C.