India defeated Wales 4-2 in their Pool D encounter on Thursday in Bhubaneshwar. Akashdeep scored a brace as India withstood a third-quarter onslaught from Wales. India will now enter the crossover stages to learn their quarterfinal fate. 

   

Hockey World Cup 2023: India defeat Wales 4-2 thanks to Akashdeep brace, await quarterfinal fate

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India defeated Wales 4-2 in their Pool D encounter on Thursday in Bhubaneshwar. 

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Akashdeep scored a brace as India withstood a third-quarter onslaught from Wales.

Shamsher and Harmanpreet Singh were also on the scoresheet for India as they withstood an onslaught from the Welsh side in the third quarter.

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But the win wasn't enough as India will now go into the crossover stage to book a place in the quarterfinals.

India were under pressure as England defeated Spain 4-0 earlier in the day to go top of Pool D. The hosts started the game on the up and Mandeep got a shot away in the first minute after a quick start, but the Wales goalkeeper was up to the task. 

The hosts will now enter the crossover stage to book a place in the quarterfinals.