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India beats Canada in fourth Test

Surrey (Canada): Continuing its stupendous run, India scored a comfortable 2-0 win over Canada in the fourth Test and secured an unassailable 3-0 lead in the seven-match series here on Saturday.

Vikram Pillay scored from a penalty stroke in the 22nd minute while Rajpal Singh shot home in the 38th minute to script India’s victory.

India had won the first two matches and played a 4-4 draw in the third Test.

Canada began aggressively earning a penalty corner in the third minute after goalkeeper Sreejesh made a dangerous save from Ranjeev Deol’s shy at the goal.

The Indian defence stood out as it blocked the indirect attempt from Scott Tupper.

The Canadians won their second of six penalty corners after Philip Wright was stopped by Bharat Chhikara but Sreejesh brought off a splendid save.

India could have broken the ice midway in the first half after Gurwinder Chandi powered his way into the striking circle but Vikram Pillay was a trifle late at the second post.

However, India got a penalty stroke when Chandi was tripped by Canada goalkeeper Matt Peck in the 22nd minute.

Pillay shot into the custodian’s left to give India the lead. — PTI

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