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Waveriders are on a roll

New Delhi: Sardar Singh’s Delhi Waveriders continued their unbeaten run in the Hockey India League (HIL) when they thrashed Punjab Warriors 3-0 on Tuesday.

The crowd, who braved the chill to watch the match at the Dhyand Chand Stadium, left a satisfied lot as the local side remained on the top of the table with 32 points.

The Warriors, led by Australian star Jamie Dwyer, stayed at the third place with 20 points. Punjab did not earn any point from this match since they lost by more than a two-goal margin.

Punjab Warriors could have garnered at least one point had they not discarded goalkeeper Bharat Chetri to add one more player in the attacking line in the last quarter of the encounter.

Simon Chind took advantage of the situation and drove home in an open goal to snatch full five points for Delhi a few minutes before the final hooter.

There was little doubt about the supremacy of Delhi Waveriders right from the start. Young Akashdeep Singh, who had a good day in office and was adjudged the Man of the Match, put his team in the lead in the first quarter with a delicate reverse flick from a melee.

The second goal of the match came in the final quarter through Andrew Hawyard, whose drag flick off a penalty corner had custodian Chetri completely beaten.