Asian Games 2018, India vs Pakistan, hockey bronze medal match, Highlights: India win 2-1 against Pakistan, win bronze
As it happened, India vs Pakistan: India will finish with a bronze medal at the Asian Games as they beat Pakistan 2-1 in a frenetic bronze medal match
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India beat Pakistan 2-1 in Bronze medal match (Men’s Hockey) and India claimed the 69th medal.
After suffering a heartbreak against Malaysia in the semi-finals, the Indian team will take on arch-rivals and eight-time champions Pakistan on Saturday. India would look to get the bronze medal after they were denied a direct entry into the 2020 Olympics.
In their last meeting which was at the Champions Trophy Hockey tournament in Breda, India crushed Pakistan 4-0. In that match. India were runners-up in the tournament, losing 1-3 to world champions Australia on penalties, Pakistan were last.
It ends. INDIA WIN BRONZE
They just about hold on, that PC in the end proved to be decisive, and India walk away with bronze
Wide! PC for India but the ball smacked wide
This flick by Rupinder drifts wide
GOAL! Pakistan get one back
8 minutes still remaining, one overhead pass, lovely interception, no marking, Sreejesh couldn’t cover the goal and the match opens up.
GOAL! INDIA slam their 2nd
What a stunning stunning PC, lovely feed, lovely drag and India edge ahead now.
Finally, India win a penalty corner
Simranjeet gets the ball in, Mandeep cleverly nudges and nurdles and wins a PC
India just about holding on
Well, India have not managed to even get even one penalty corner so far, this is amazing!
End of third quarter! Pakistan are in control
They are mounting continuous challenges, India are only defending.
They have to orient themselves better here, only a goal separates them!
Sustained pressure from Pakistan, they win a PC
India under pressure, Pakistan has been relentless with the ball
India charge, India miss
Sardar races forward, he pushes the ball in, but the ball is drilled wide, India have some energy
The third quarter resumes, India need another goal to breathe easy here, Pakistan will keep pressing
First half ends
India maintain their lead over Pakistan. They lead 1-0.
Pakistan came back stronger and they looked better in the second quarter
What a ball by Rupinder
From the left flank to the right flank, Sunil was free, he had an open goal, but he puts it wide.
Stunning defence by India
Pakistan had three chances, India blocked it thrice and then Sardar takes it forward and clears the ball
Pakistan win another PC
India lose their referral.
Critical times for India
Pakistan win a PC
Sardar gave a nudge and the forward takes a tumble and wins a penalty corner
Another PC, but India refer
Sreejesh dives and saves, this is good defending so far from India
Ahh, chance for India
Mandeep interceps the ball, charges ahead, sees the goal, but then drifts the ball wide, all in haste
End of the first quarter!
Pakistan on the counter
Good break by Pakistan, ball is taken forward but Indians move back and keep the ball out, while on the run. Intense period of play
India on the charge, again
Another attempt, another charge and India enter Pakistan’s penalty area, they attack, but the ball dribbles away and it is cleared
Pakistan, oh so close
That ball hit the goal line, hits the post and then dribbles back out. Pakistan referred, but they have lost it
GOAL!! India, Akashdeep slams one in
Lalit gets the ball to Akashdeep, who takes the ball on the half-volley and then slams it in.
India on the attack
Chance in the very first minute, Sunil makes a lovely surge, but the ball is pushed wide.
Good play along the flanks, Pakistan under pressure
We are about to go
Both teams are out in the centre.
It has to be interesting, it always is
Here is the Starting XI of the Indian Men’s Hockey Team who will play their Bronze medal match at the @asiangames2018 against neighbours Pakistan at 4 PM (IST) on 1st September. Watch the action LIVE on @SPNSportsIndia @SonyLIV.#IndiaKaGame #AsianGames2018 #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/qhTisU4Txl— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) September 1, 2018
Promises to be an attacking, interesting encounter
Both teams have scored more than 40 goals at the 2018 Games and this promises to be an interesting match with plenty of goals.