Today in New Delhi, India
Oct 14, 2019-Monday
New Delhi
  • Humidity
  • Wind
  • gold15
  • silver24
  • bronze30
  • Total69

Asian Games 2018, India vs China, women’s hockey semi-final: As it happened

India beat China in the Women’s Hockey semi-final encounter at Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta on Wednesday.

By HT Correspondent | Aug 29, 2018 20:07 IST

Live Updates: Gurjit Kaur scored the only goal of the match as India defeated China 1-0 to reach the Women’s Hockey final at the Asian Games 2018. The match was quite evenly contested with the solitary goal coming in the fourth quarter. In the group stages, India maintained a hundred percent win record with the strikes pumping in a lot of goals. India will now take on Japan in the summit clash on August 31 after Japan defeated South Korea in the other semifinal.

17:56 hrs IST

India reach final

India reach Women’s Hockey final after defeating China 1-0! This will be India’s first Asian Games final in 20 years!

17:53 hrs IST

No keeper

China are desperate for the equaliser and they are currently playing with a flying goalkeeper. This can be dangerous against a good attack like India.

17:51 hrs IST

India defensive

The Indian women’s hockey team is looking to defend their lead with less than five minutes to go and it is not going to be easy for China to come back into the encounter.

17:46 hrs IST

India take the lead

Gurjit Kaur hands India the lead against China in women’s hockey semifinal! India 1-0 China. A brilliant drag flick from a penalty corner and this is a huge moment in the match!

17:43 hrs IST

8 minutes to go

India, who have been quite dominant in the competition till now, are struggling to find the goal in this match and with 8 minutes to go, this is the perfect time to break the stalemate!

17:39 hrs IST

More chances for India

Back-to-back chances for Rani and Monika but India are just not finding the target. The struggle continues as just 12 minutes remain in regulation time.

17:36 hrs IST

Three quarters down

Third quarters down. India and China are tied at -0 in women’s hockey semi-final. Reena Khokhar had a great chance to hand India the lead but her bullet of a shot just narrowly missed the target.

17:31 hrs IST

Wasteful India

Two penalty corners were awarded but both of them were missed by India! The Chinese goalkeeper has shown brilliant presence in front of the goal and it will be tough to beat her. Score remains 0-0.

17:25 hrs IST

India in the hunt

China had a good chance but the shot was not on target. When it comes to India, the passing in the final half has not been quite impressive and as a result, the attacks have lacked the bite.

17:19 hrs IST

Huge opportunity

A penalty corner for India and it looked like that it will lead to a penalty stroke for them. However, the video referral came against them as play continues.

17:16 hrs IST

Second half

Changes of ends and will that mean change of fortunes for India? Let’s find out as the second half begins.

17:11 hrs IST

India fails to break China’s defense

The Indian midfielders are trying new combinations as they try to break down an organized Chinese defense, but no success till now as the score remains 0-0.

17:07 hrs IST

End of first half

End of first half. India tied at 0-0 against China in women’s hockey semifinal

17:02 hrs IST

Stalemate continues

It has been quite even for both the teams as they have struggled to attack with intent. However, India had the edge with better passing and more chances in front of the goal.

18:57 hrs IST

Another gold for India

Swapna Barman has clinched India’s 11th gold at Asian Games 2018 in Heptathlon!

18:53 hrs IST

Chance for China

China had a penalty corner but the Indian keeper to the rescue as the score stays 0-0. This has been an extremely competitive match till now!

18:48 hrs IST

End of first quarter

End of first quarter. India tied at 0-0 against China in women’s hockey semifinal. The best chance of the quarter came to Navjot Kaur whose powerful shot was saved by the Chinese goalie.

18:45 hrs IST

Freak accident

The pace of the game remains deliberate as the teams test each other with a few passing combinations. A slight freak accident as the Chinese player was hit on the side of her face with a hockey stick. Score stays 0-0.

18:42 hrs IST

No final ball

Back-to-back penalty corners for India but still, no goal for them. The final pass has been missing for Rani & Co till now and with the strikers not getting much service, the score remains 0-0.

18:37 hrs IST

Passing not up to the mark

India’s passing has not been quite impressive till now with the strikers missing out on couple of good positions. However, they have earned the first penalty corner with 8 minutes remaining in the first quarter.

18:33 hrs IST

Good start

A good start by India as they are looking quite solid defensively and the Chinese attackers are struggling to play balls into the opponent’s area.

18:30 hrs IST

Teams are here

The two teams are out in the middle and we are just moments away from the start of the match. India have looked in great form and they will be favourites to win this match.

18:17 hrs IST

Men’s Hockey

In the men’s hockey, title holders India will be eyeing another dominant outing as they take on tricky Malaysia in the semi-final on Thursday.

18:08 hrs IST

Unbeaten Run

India have won all four of their group stage matches with their last win coming against Thailand (5-0).

18:01 hrs IST

Welcome to the semis

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the Women’s Hockey semi-final between India and China!