（原文） BHUBANESWAR: After a disappointing show in the first match, India came back strongly in the second of the four-match hockey series to beat Japan 2-0 at the Kalinga Stadium on Tuesday. SK Uthappa scored the first in the 27th minute while Dharamvir Singh doubled the lead in the 48th minute.
It was a much-improved performance from the Paul van Ass-coached side compared to their insipid showing in the first. Captain Sardar Singh was brilliant in the midfield and orchestrated most of the moves. Towards the end of the match, it was the trio of Sardar, Ramandeep Singh and Yuvraj Walmiki which put the Japanese defence in trouble more than once.
India began the match cautiously but seven minutes into the game, a great chance came their way. Ramandeep dodged two defenders and crossed from the left towards Nikkin Thimmaih, who was waiting at the goalmouth. The young striker, who scored a hat-trick against Australia in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, failed to flick it in and the ball was cleared.
Following that move the Indian strikers found it hard to infiltrate the Japanese defence in the first quarter and it was the Japanese who kept pushing forward. However, unlike the first match, Sardar & Co played as an efficient defensive unit and didn't allow the opponents to infiltrate into the D too often.
The second quarter saw India go on the attack and they were duly rewarded with the first penalty corner of the match seven minutes into the quarter. VR Raghunath, who scored India's lone goal in the first match, failed to find the target this time as his weak shot hit an incoming defender. Few minutes later, Japan also won their first penalty corner but it was easily cleared by the Indian custodian PR Sreejesh.
India then went on the counter-attack and it was Uthappa who scored the first goal with three minutes left for the end of the first-half. Yuvraj made a brilliant run and passed the ball to Uthappa who had no trouble in sounding the board. India carried on the momentum into the third quarter but were unable to find the net.
They didn't have to wait too long though, as Dharamvir doubled the lead at the beginning of the final quarter. It was SV Sunil who initiated the move when he made the run into the D and slapped the ball hard towards the goal. Japanese goalkeeper Katsuya Takase came out early but failed to clear the ball away and Dharamvir slotted it home.
（原文） India defeated Japan 2-0 in their second match of the four-match hockey series in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday. The first game had ended in a draw.
S.K. Uthappa and Dharamvir Singh scored for the hosts. The teams played attacking hockey in the initial quarter, showcasing a fast paced game. While Japan relied on long passes to break through the rival defence, the hosts were solid in defence even as they kept Japan under pressure.
India took the lead in the 27th minute, when a fine cross from Yuvraj Walmiki found S.K. Uthappa.
The latter found the net with a neat deflection as India led 1-0 at half time. India tried to build on the pressure and had the upper hand in the third quarter too.
The Sardar Singh-led team kept up the attack, but were met with a well organised Japanse defence. Japan made some quick moves in the fourth and final quarter, but India’s defenders were up to the task. As the teams continued to tussle, midfielder Dharam-vir Singh showed impressive skills finding his way past the defence, to add to the tally in the 48th minute.
India could have made it 3-0 when Walmiki attempted a reverse shot but the Japanese defence stood tall in the dying minutes. The third match will be played on Thursday.
最後はNDTVです。 India Beat Japan 2-0 in Second Hockey Test
The match had an interesting start where both India and Japan came out all guns blazing and played a fast-paced game.
（原文） A confident India outfit pulled off a 2-0 win over Japan in the second match of the four Test series here on Tuesday.
The Indians surged into the lead through a 27th minute strike from S.K. Uthappa,before Dharamvir Singh doubled the lead in the 48th minute.
The match had an interesting start where both the teams came out all guns blazing and played a fast-paced game.
While Japan relied on planned offensives to enter into the Indian territory with their long passes, the hosts opted to strengthen their defence line.
With both the teams unable to score on the opportunities, the first quarter of the game went goalless.
In the second quarter, the rivals played defensively waiting for the right moment to attack. Despite very positive play from Japan, the Indians created several scoring opportunities as Birendra Lakra perfectly placed himself and passed the ball to Gurmail Singh who tried hitting the right flank but failed as he found the crossbar.
India then took the lead when Yuvraj Walmiki passed to Uthappa who flawlessly struck a beautiful field goal in the 27th minute. India held on to the 1-0 lead at half time.
The confident Indian boys tried to build pressure on the opponent team in the third quarter and displayed some lovely moves and interceptions.
India intensified their game play supported duly by Pradeep Mor who made several attempts to score while the Japanese boys were seen a little restless as they could not find any gaps to put the ball into the net.
Amidst a very well organised defence from both the teams, the third quarter remained goal-less.
The fourth and the last quarter of the game began with the same momentum and the Indian team was seen attacking from the right flank. Japan made quick moves and continued to restrict the opponents from getting into the circle until Dharamvir effortlessly attacked the Japanese citadel in the 48th minute, landing the ball into the net, making it 2-0.
Keeping up the momentum, Yuvraj Walmiki made a reverse stick shot but the Japanese defenders stood tall.
'Rusty' India Draw 1-1 vs Japan in First Hockey Test
India's VR Raghunath's penalty corner conversion in the third quarter cancelled out Japan's lead in the second quarter.
Displaying rusty defence, Indian men's hockey team played out a 1-1 draw against Japan to begin its four-match Test series on a disappointing note, in Bhubaneshwar on Sunday. For India, drag-flicker V R Raghunath converted a penalty corner in the 44th minute to get even with their opponents after Japan drew first blood in the second quarter. After a couple of unsuccessful penalty corner attempts by both the teams, Japan struck in the 19th minute. Japanese midfielder put a hard slap inside the D and striker Kurogawa Daichi quickly tucked it inside the bar as the visitors took lead. Attacks and counter-attacks continued in the second and the third quarter as India finally broke even in the third quarter. Gurbaj earned India penalty corner and Raghunath clinically converted it into a goal. Sardar Singh pushed the ball in hard and Raghunath dragged it on the left of the Japanese goalkeeper and the ball ticked a defender's stick en route to the net. Paul Van Ass-coached side got another corner in the 52nd minute but Raghunath failed to get lucky this time around and the scoreline stayed static in the remaining minutes of play. Meanwhile Indian defender Kothajit Singh marked his 100th international appearance in this game. Indian defender Birendra Lakra also played his 100th international match in the drawn game against Japan. The 25-year old has been the backbone of the team and even been part of all important international tournaments since he made his debut during the test series against South Africa in 2012. His outstanding performance over the last year resulted in he being adjudged the Player of the Year for 2014 at the first edition of Hockey India Annual Awards announced recently. Congratulating him on the feat, Hockey India President Narinder Dhruv Batra said, "We congratulate Birendra on his achieving this landmark.
（原文） New Delhi: Indian hockey team today began the preparation for the upcoming Test series against Japan but coach Paul van Ass has FIH Hockey World League semi-final in mind as the players fine-tuned their skills in a practice session, here. The India-Japan Test Series is scheduled from 03 to 09 May 2015 in Bhubaneswar. Coach Paul van Ass worked with the team, overlooking the session. "For the last few days, we have been working hard with FIH Hockey World League semi-final keeping in mind. We know there will tough teams we are going to face but nothing is impossible for our team. This preparation camp and the upcoming Japan Series will be very important for us. We will play at the highest level against Japan and will bring out the best performance from the team," the coach said. "I believe that best performance come out of high pressure. For me defense line-up is not with four-five people only, it's the whole team-effort. So we are working to strengthen defense-side in the whole team. We are hoping for the best performance in the Japan Series and will take-out some positive results." Captain Sardar Singh said, "As of now, we are focusing on the preparation camp and the upcoming Japan Series. Our only job is to implement strategies on field and bring-out best results out of the matches. These results and inputs will help us in the FIH Hockey World League Semi-Final round." "After the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, the team is in better shape and very confident. We just need to strengthen our mental and physical stability, which help us in our team-work. We are looking forward to the Japan Test Series and expecting a good show."