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India draw 4-4 with Argentina

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Goal scorerer Varun Kumar (7′ and 44′), Rajkumar Pal (13′), Rupinder Pal Singh (14′)

2nd Test Match Men India v Argentina
7/4/21,Argentina, Capital Federal
Location: CENARD
Copyrigth: Rodrigo Jaramillo –
correo.jaramillo@gmail.com
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Khel Today Reporter
Buenos Aires (Argentina): After losing 3-4 to India in the first practice match, Olympic Champions Argentina quelled India’s chances of a second consecutive victory as they made a strong comeback to hold the visitors 4-4 in a tense practice match here at Cenard, Buenos Aires on Wednesday. It was Varun Kumar (7′ and 44′), Rajkumar Pal (13′), Rupinder Pal Singh (14′) who scored for India while Leandro Tolini (10′), Lucas Toscani (23′), Ignacio Ortiz (42′), Lucas (57′) scored for the home team.
Earlier in the match, India made a fine start with a well-structured attack that fetched them three goals in the first quarter. The first goal was courtesy forward Mandeep Singh who helped India earn a PC in the 7th minute which was effortlessly converted by dragflicker Varun Kumar. Though an early 1-0 lead put the home side on the backfoot, they bounced back in the 10th minute when they earned a PC. Leandro Tolini, who scored twice in the previous match, came up with a well-executed dragflick to equalise.
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India, however, regained the lead with Rajkumar Pal’s goal in the 13th minute. He was assisted by Nilakanta Sharma who has been in good nick, showing his prowess as an attacking midfielder. In the following minute, a PC earned by India forward Lalit Upadyay saw Rupinder Pal Singh score a splendid goal taking India’s lead to 3-1 in the 14th minute.

2nd Test Match Men India v Argentina
7/4/21,Argentina, Capital Federal
Location: CENARD
Copyrigth: Rodrigo Jaramillo –
correo.jaramillo@gmail.com
WorldSportpics

The second quarter began with both teams trading PCs with eachother but none were successful. However, in the 23rd minute, Argentina’s Lucas Toscani struck a fine goal to narrow India’s lead to 3-2. Though India replied with aggressive attack, they were unable to create successful forays into the striking circle.

Following the 10-minute halftime break, both teams vied to dominant with the ball and played on par with eachother to keep the tempo up. It was eventually Argentina who succeeded in breaking the gridlock

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