India stunned Olympic champions Argentina with a 2-1 win to move to the top of the leaderboard at the Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy in Breda in The Netherlands.
Harmanpreet Singh and Mandeep Singh both got on the scoresheet as the Indian team recorded their second consecutive victory at the BH & BC Breda.
Harmanpreet Singh opened the scoring in the second quarter after converting a penalty corner before Mandeep doubled their lead with a close-range finish.
Gonzalo Peillat reduced the deficit for Argentina, but India held out to claim an impressive win.
Hosts The Netherlands were also in good form as they thrashed Olympic silver medallists Belgium 6-1.
Reigning champions Australia earned their first success of the tournament following their thrilling draw with Belgium as they beat Pakistan 2-1.
Ajaz Ahmad put Pakistan in front early in the second quarter before Australia launched a comeback.
Jake Whetton fired home to restore parity and Blake Govers’ dramatic late winner handed the Australian team a battling victory.
Australia, ranked at number one in the world, now sit second in the standings behind India.
“All the games in the Champions Trophy are pretty tough battles, I think we expected that against Pakistan,” said Australia co-captain Eddie Ockenden.
“We have seen their recent results and obviously the way they played against India, they are a really good team, and it is great to play against them.
“It was really important to get the three points.”