Reuters - Tue, 02 Mar 19:31:00 2010
European champions England hammered South Africa 6-4 for their second victory at the start of the hockey World Cup in Delhi.
Also in the six-team pool B, tournament favourites Australia got their campaign back on track with a 5-2 victory over India while Pakistan beat Olympic silver medallists Spain 2-1.
Richard Mantell scored twice in England's comprehensive victory over South Africa.
Clinical Australia, who suffered a surprise 3-2 defeat by England in the opening match on Sunday, pumped in two goals by the 10th minute to establish early domination over India.
Australia's Liam De Young stunned India with a second-minute goal and Glenn Turner scored off a penalty corner in the 10th for the first of his two goals as a packed crowd at the Dhyan Chand National Hockey Stadium was silenced.
Desmond Abbott scored the third goal for Australia, who won a record 10th Champions Trophy in December, before Vikram Pillay pulled one back for the hosts just before half-time.
Luke Doerner and Turner scored in quick succession when play resumed as India, without striker Shivendra Singh who is serving a three-match ban, crumbled under pressure.
Captain Rajpal Singh cut the deficit for India who were outpaced by a speedy Australian team for whom Jamie Dwyer also missed a penalty stroke.
Abdul Haseem Khan scored both goals for Pakistan, who lost to India in the opening game.