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Bangladesh win HWL Round-1 title

Bangladesh won the Hockey World League Round-1 and qualified for the round-2 with a 3-1 victory over Hong Kong in the last match of the meet at the Moulana Bhasani Stadium on Sunday.

Bangladesh forward Niloy slammed hattrick scoring all the 3 goals.

Bangladesh went up ahead in the 27 minute after a combined attack. Forward Pushkor Khisha Mimo ran down the left and hit reverse, his attacking partner Hasan Jubair Niloy sent the ball into the post with a reverse push.

Hasan Jubair Niloy doubled the lead in the 45th minute after Mamunur Brahman Chayan’s fierce hit off a penalty corner was stopped by Niloy and he sent the ball home with another reverse hit.

Hong Kong won a penalty in the 51st minute after Mamunur Rahman Chayan stopped Chan Ka Chun illegally inside the arc. Chan Ka Ho converted from the spot.

Niloy completed his hattrick in the 53rd minute as he snatched the ball from an opponent defender and beat Hong Kong goalie Andrew Hayward with another reverse hit.

In the first match Bangladesh earlier beat Sri Lanka 3-2. In the other match Sri Lanka beat Hong Kong 6-1.

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