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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

By HT Correspondent | Sep 01, 2018 17:36 IST

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.

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They just about hold on, that PC in the end proved to be decisive, and India walk away with bronze

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Wide! PC for India but the ball smacked wide

This flick by Rupinder drifts wide

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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.

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GOAL! INDIA slam their 2nd

What a stunning stunning PC, lovely feed, lovely drag and India edge ahead now.


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Finally, India win a penalty corner

Simranjeet gets the ball in, Mandeep cleverly nudges and nurdles and wins a PC

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India just about holding on

Well, India have not managed to even get even one penalty corner so far, this is amazing!

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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!

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Sustained pressure from Pakistan, they win a PC

India under pressure, Pakistan has been relentless with the ball

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India charge, India miss

Sardar races forward, he pushes the ball in, but the ball is drilled wide, India have some energy

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Action resumes

The third quarter resumes, India need another goal to breathe easy here, Pakistan will keep pressing

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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

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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.


16:30 hrs IST

Stunning defence by India

Pakistan had three chances, India blocked it thrice and then Sardar takes it forward and clears the ball

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Pakistan win another PC

India lose their referral.

Critical times for India

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Pakistan win a PC

Sardar gave a nudge and the forward takes a tumble and wins a penalty corner

Another PC, but India refer

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Pakistan attack

Sreejesh dives and saves, this is good defending so far from India

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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!

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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

16:11 hrs IST

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

16:07 hrs IST

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

16:04 hrs IST

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.

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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

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We are about to go

Both teams are out in the centre.

It has to be interesting, it always is

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Starting XI

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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.