"It was great to see how we all found our coordination quickly and gelled very well as a team when we played each of our matches this year," said Mandeep who scored a goal in India's 3-0 win over Argentina
They were tested on April 24, post quarantine after their return from their respective hometowns to their training base at SAI Bengaluru.
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Skipper Manpreet Singh, though delighted with the team's exploits against the Olympic Champions, cautioned his teammates about reading too much into the results.
In the men’s final, Gymkhana HC rode on a hat-trick by Rama to defeat Royal Hockey Club 7-1.
Bhavani scored three while Kusuma added one for the winners.
Goals from Harmanpreet Singh (11th minute), Lalit Upadhyay (25th) and Mandeep Singh (58th) on Sunday gave the visitors a deserved triumph over Los Leones.
Argentina got off to a great start, raiding the Indian circle in numbers. Krishan Bahadur Pathak, who was playing his 50th international match, made three brilliant saves in the first quarter to deny the hosts from taking the lead.
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A penalty corner earned by India skipper Manpreet Singh with just 25 seconds left for the final hooter changed the course of a tense battle against the Olympic Champions Argentina who were poised for victory with a 2-1 lead.
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Meanwhile, the men’s quarterfinals will be held from Saturday.
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It was Varun Kumar (7' and 44'), Rajkumar Pal (13') and Rupinder Pal Singh (14') who scored for India, while Leandro Tolini (10'), Lucas Toscani (23'), Ignacio Ortiz (42') and Lucas (57') scored for the home team.