Akashdeep Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, and Talwinder Singh scored good goals each because India defeated Pakistan 7-1 in their FIH Hockey World League Semi-final round of the encounter.
The India-Pakistan rivalry was not only being witnessed in the ICC Champions Trophy final on Sunday as the two countries also come face-to-face in the FIH Hockey World League in London.
India, who have been lucky to have a direct entry to the both the Hockey World League Final and the World Cup as hosts, experimentation with their team while Pakistan’s chances of reaching the quarterfinals are gone in the void.
Follow highlights of India vs Pakistan, FIH Hockey World League Semi-Final in this article:
20:03 hrs IST: India maintains their top spot in Group B and Pakistan is still sixth with zero points till now.
20:01 hrs IST: That’s it! India has won 7-1 the, against team Pakistan!
19:57 hrs IST: It can be considered as a vengeance for the 1982 Asian Games loss! Akashdeep scores his second goal of the match and he takes a lead on the India with the 7-1 lead.
19:55 hrs IST: Umar Bhutta gets one goal back for Pakistan, but it was too late, as in that time India already lead with 6-1 leading.
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19:51 hrs IST: We are minutes away from a brilliant win for India.
19:46 hrs IST: Pardeep Mor becomes the latest scorer for India and he scored a 6-0 lead!
19:43 hrs IST: its 5-0 for India as Akashdeep Singh becomes the latest score against Pakistan.
19:42 hrs IST: Start of Quarter 4, India completely in control against Pakistan.
19:41 hrs IST: Except Pakistan come up with a miracle, India are winning their third match on the trot in HWL 2017
19:40 hrs IST: End of the third quarter and India still lead 4-0.
19:38 hrs IST: The Indian midfield is really working today, they are playing quite deep. Manpreet and Chinglensana in action
19:36 hrs IST: Both Chikte and Vikas Dahiya have been impressive for India. Definitely good backups for India’s regular keeper PR Sreejesh, who is undoubtedly one of the best in the world
19:35 hrs IST: Penalty corner for Pakistan and super save from Akash Chikte, just dropped to the floor to halt the ball from going through. Total commitment from the India goalie
19:33 hrs IST: Will India score more?
19:31 hrs IST: Two goals apiece from Harmanpreet and Talwinder so far
19:29 hrs IST: That was another conversion from Harmanpreet and India is 4-0 ahead!
19:26 hrs IST: Goal! India is 4-0 ahead!
19:25 hrs IST: And another PC for India
19:22 hrs IST: And the third quarter begins
19:20 hrs IST: It will take some real special effort from Pakistan to make a comeback into the match
19:17 hrs IST: India has already better between the two teams. Better conversion rate, the fluidity of the midfield and some good passing by Manpreet and SV Sunil have ensured that India will go ahead then the half of time.
19:12 hrs IST: At the end of the first half, India leads 3-0 against rivals Pakistan.
19:10 hrs IST: It has been all India till now and it looks like a tough spot for Pakistan. IND led 3-0
19:04 hrs IST: its Talwinder Singh once again received a good chance and he scored 3-0 for India!
19:02 hrs IST: Pakistan has shown good spirit in the match and they finish with some of the good marks.
18:59 hrs IST: Mandeep Singh received the Green card. India leads 2-0 against Pakistan.
18:58 hrs IST: GOAL! Talwinder Singh doubles the lead for India as they have a 2-0 advantage over Pakistan
18:56 hrs IST: A look flick by Harmanpreet Singh, but the goalkeeper produced a great effort to save the goal.
18:55 hrs IST: Another penalty corner for India. Can they double their lead?
18:53 hrs IST: Second quarter begins and Pakistan has a chance early on. However, the wayward shooting coasted them their third penalty corner. India leads 1-0
18:50 hrs IST: End of the first half. India is leading 1-0 against Pakistan.
18:48 hrs IST: India takes the lead against Pakistan thanks to a penalty corner goal from Harmanpreet Singh. India lead 1-0
18:46 hrs IST: Penalty corner for India, their 2nd of the match.
18:43 hrs IST: A solid shot by the Pakistan attacker, but the ball flies over the goal. The score is 0-0.
18:42 hrs IST: The umpire took a long time to decide, but he has awarded another penalty corner for Pakistan.
18:39 hrs IST: India and Pakistan have won three matches each in their last six encounters.
18:36 hrs IST: A thrilling start to the game. Both the teams had good chances to score, but the score still remains 0-0.
18:34 hrs IST: First penalty corner of the game for India. But, nothing came of it.
18:33 hrs IST: A solid start by Pakistan, but the shot missed the target. The score is 0-0.
18:31 hrs IST: The match is underway!
18:27 hrs IST: The teams are out in the middle for the national anthems.
18:21 hrs IST: India, received a direct entry to both the Hockey World League Final and the World Cup as hosts, are primarily here for testing young players, gaining experiencing and bagging ranking points.
18:15 hrs IST: Five teams from this event will qualify for next year’s World Cup and three remaining will be playing in this year’s Hockey World League Final, both of which will be held at Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
18:06 hrs IST: It will be a crucial match for Pakistan as they have lost both their matches in Pool B so far, suffering a 0-4 defeat to Holland and the 0-6 thrashing at the hands of Canada and are languishing at the bottom of the table.
17:57 hrs IST: For India, it is a great chance for young drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh in the absence of seasoned Rupinderpal Singh who is out with an injury.
17:50 hrs IST: India has both their opening matches while Pakistan was at the bottom place of Group B and it also witnessed heavy losses.
17:38 hrs IST: India has won their last three matches between the two teams – beating Pakistan in the 2016 Sultan Azlan Cup and twice in the 2016 Asian Champions Trophy in Kuantan, Malaysia.
17:32 hrs IST: India’s biggest win against Pakistan is a 7-4 verdict achieved twice – in the 2003 Champions Trophy in Amstelveen, Netherlands and 2010 Commonwealth Games, Delhi.
17:28 hrs IST: This is the 168th encounter between the two neighbors – Pakistan has won 82 of these matches and India 55 while 30 matches have ended in a draw.
17:18 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the FIH Hockey World League Semifinal encounter between India and Pakistan.
The Indian hockey team has enjoyed a great run of form in the tournament and it successfully defeated Scotland 4-1 and then followed it up with a dominant 3-0 win over Canada.
On the other hand, it will be a crucial match for Pakistan as the team already lost matches in Pool B so far. They suffered heavy defeats against both Holland and Canada so as of now there pine away at the bottom of the table.
Five teams from this event will qualify for next year’s World Cup and three will perform in this Hockey World League Final, which will be held at Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
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