New Delhi: Riding high on near-hysterical support from the overflowing stands, India routed Pakistan 7-4 to enter the semifinals of the men's hockey competition at the 19th Commonwealth Games here Sunday.
India finished second behind Australia in pool A standings with nine points and take on Pool B toppers England in the semifinal here Tuesday. Australia face New Zealand in the other semifinal.
Earlier, Australia romped to their fourth win by soundly thrashing Malaysia 7-0 while England overcame South Africa 2-1 and Canada came within two minutes of making the semi-final grade, but eventually drew 1-1 with New Zealand.
Image: Indian Sandeep Singh, right, Danish Mujtaba, center, and Harpal Singh, left, celebrate after scoring the first goal against Pakistan during the Commonwealth Games at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi