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.
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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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Changes of ends and will that mean change of fortunes for India? Let’s find out as the second half begins.
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.
End of first half
End of first half. India tied at 0-0 against China in women’s hockey semifinal
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.
Another gold for India
Swapna Barman has clinched India’s 11th gold at Asian Games 2018 in Heptathlon!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
India have won all four of their group stage matches with their last win coming against Thailand (5-0).
Welcome to the semis
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the Women’s Hockey semi-final between India and China!