The Indian men's hockey team have booked their place in the semi-finals on Thursday with a resounding 4-1 win over Wales.

A Harmanpreet Singh hattrick and a goal from Gurjant Singh helped India reach the final four stage in a match where they put forward a commanding performance. Gareth Furlong scored the consolation goal for the Welsh team.

Wales started on the offensive from the get-go and were applying pressure on the Indian defence. However, India started to counter the offense of their opponents and started to create entries into the


The first quarter between the two teams ended in a stalemate as the Welsh defence was resilient and ensured that the Indian forwards didn't enjoy much success.

India started the second quarter differently from the first one as they were more on the offensive and got their first penalty corner of Q2 in the third minute of the second 15 minutes. But the Welsh defence was strong and was able to thwart the attempt.

However, they got a second PC and this time Harmanpreet wouldn't be denied as his low shot found the back of the board to give India the lead in the 18th minute.
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