V. Raghunath scored a goal in either half as India began its Asia Champion Trophy hockey campaign with a dominating 4-0 win over China here on Thursday.

S.V. Sunil put India ahead in the 13th minute and Ragunath doubled the lead seven minutes later. Raghunath made it 3-0 in 52nd through a low flick while Bimal Lakra completed the tally in the 53rd minute after he deflected a pass from Rupinder.

The scores: India 4 (S.V. Sunil 13, Raghunath 20 & 52, Bimal Lakra 53) bt China 0.

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