India scores 4-0 with Pakistan in the Hockey World League Semi-finals in London
London,Jun24:India will take on Pakistan on Saturday with hope of finish as good as fifth in the Hockey World League Semi-finals in London. The Harmanpreet Singh captained India lost 2-3 to Malaysia to crash out from the tournament and were not in contention for the semi-final matches. Now, they take on Pakistan for the fifth-sixth place match while the loser drops to play the seventh-eighth place match. Earlier in the tournament, India spanked Pakistan 7-1 and would hope for another positive result. Catch live score and updates from India vs Pakistan in Hockey World League semi-final.
India vs Pakistan Live Hockey Score and Updates: As India ready to face Pakistan in London for a chance at playing for the fifth-sixth place, Canada have thrashed Pakistan 7-3. The winner between India and Pakistan will next face Canada for a fifth-sixth place then.
1644 hrs IST: GOAL!! SV Sunil rides strong challenges and passes the ball across the face of goal and Ramandeep Singh dives to deflect the ball into the goal. 4-0 now. 3 goals in 3 minutes by India. Repeat of the hammering in the pool fixtures
1642 hrs IST: GOAL!! Thumbs up from Roelant Oltmans as Akashdeep Singh makes it 3-0 to India. Smallest of angles as he moves down the left side. Possibly tries to play a fellow blue shirt in but Amjad gets a touch that deflects the ball into the goal
1639 hrs IST: GOAL!! Pardeep Mor with a hammering drive into the goal and it looks like Talwinder with the final touch at the near post. Unmarked in the area and too much space for Mor to get that pass and for Talwinder to get a touch. India are 2-0 up!
1637 hrs IST: CROSSBAR! Off the bar from Ramandeep. Pakistan defender fails to hold the ball properly and Ramandeep almost makes him pay with a sliding and stretched effort that touches the top of the goal and goes over
1636 hrs IST: Things were brought even for a few seconds with Umair getting a yellow card. Now Pakistan reduced to ten men for five minutes
1631 hrs IST: Second quarter underway. Pakistan start brightly with a ball coming across the face of goal but no one to attack and score. Meanwhile Sardar Singh has been handed a green card. India are down to ten for now
1627 hrs IST: Ramandeep Singh has India in the lead after the first quarter. 1-0 after the first 15 minutes
1623 hrs IST: CHANCE!! Big, big chance for India to double their advantage. Ramandeep supplies the ball to Akashdeep who surges into the area and with the goal gaping in front of him and just the keeper to beat, he scoops the effort wide. Very good chance for India that
1619 hrs IST: GOAL!! A packed Pakistan box and Ramandeep Singh gets a wee bit lucky to get a centimetre of space to slam the ball past the Pakistan keeper from close range.
1616 hrs IST: Mandeep gets slightest space and tries to get a shot on but it hits the Pakistan defender’s foot. Penalty corner. India have been 4/15 on PC’s this tournament and that record gets worse. Passing in the area but not good enough to bother the keeper
1615 hrs IST: Five minutes played in the first quarter and India have had a little look at the goal. Akashdeep has space in the Pakistan area but sends an air shot
1609 hrs IST: National anthems underway as players come out. Pakistan first and then India.
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