2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup: highlights, India draw with England

Neha Goyal gave England the lead in the 25th minute which was cancelled out by Lily Owsley in the 53rd. Get highlights of the 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup match between India and England here.

other sports Updated: Jul 21, 2018 20:09 IST
Himanshu Dhingra
Himanshu Dhingra
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Neha Goyal gave England the lead in the 25th minute which was cancelled out by Lily Owsley in the 53rd. Get highlights of the 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup match between India and England here. (PTI)

India put in a massive performance to hold England 1-1 in their opening game of the 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London on Saturday. India took the lead in the 25th minute through Neha Goyal and held on to the lead till the 53rd minute when Lily Owsley equalised after a flurry of corners. India goalkeeper Savita put in a gritty display to deny England on a number of occasions throughout the match. India next take on Ireland on Thursday, while England take on USA a day earlier. Get highlights of the 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup match between India and England here.

20:00 hrs IST: Thanks for joining us today, see you next time.

19:57 hrs IST:Full time and it’s honours even between India and England, 1-1 the final score.

19:54 hrs IST: A draw would not be the worst result but England are baying for the win.

19:50 hrs IST: GOAL! England have equalised and the pressure has paid off and it’s Lily Owsley who scored for England. 1-1.

19:46 hrs IST: CHANCE!!! for India but it’s just too far in front and not the cleanest of connections. Still 1-0 to India.

19:45 hrs IST: Last 10 minutes of the game, Come on India.

19:42 hrs IST: England have come out of the traps quickly in this last quarter, two back to back penalty corners are saved and that is after an effort had gone just wide.

19:39 hrs IST: Underway in the fourth and final quarter.

19:37 hrs IST: : End of the third quarter, India still lead England 1-0. India are mighty close to what will be a very impressive win.

19:34 hrs IST: Looks like India have decided to sit back on the lead and soak up the pressure. India are not offering anything in attack.

19:31 hrs IST: England have picked up a little in the last few minutes but when they get past the defence the ever-reliable Savita is there.

19:29 hrs IST: India are sitting back and asking England to break them down which they have not managed to do so far. A lot of sideways passing from England and nothing much to worry India.

19:25 hrs IST: After an initial flurry we haven’t seen too much from England and India have been fairly comfortable. England will need to do a lot more to even earn a draw.

19:21 hrs IST:Back underway for the third quarter.

19:12 hrs IST: End of Q2 and it’s India who lead England 1-0, courtesy Neha Goyal’s goal.

19:10 hrs IST: India are in the ascendancy and England look slightly rattled. Can India build on this lead.

19:06 hrs IST: GOAL!!!! And India lead against England, Goyal with the goal. Fair to say it has come against the run of play.

18:59 hrs IST: Yet another PC to England, but it’s the same old story as Savita the wall saves yet again to keep parity.

18:58 hrs IST: PC to England, and that is followed by another after the ball hit the foot of the player. That too is cleared by India GK Savita. Hearts in mouth stuff for India as Initially the umpire awarded a penalty stroke but changed his decision upon India referral.

18:54 hrs IST: Second quarter has not been as entertaining as the first as the ball has stayed mostly in the middle of the pitch.

18:51 hrs IST: Second quarter has begun.

18:49 hrs IST: End of the first quarter and the score is as we started. Still 0-0 in London

18:45 hrs IST: Apart from two PCs England have not threatened India Too much and the game sis still awaiting its first goal.

18:41 hrs IST: Another Penalty Corner to England. But once again Indian defence stands firm to repel the danger. Almost a counter but England in control.

18:38 hrs IST: Indian team have grown in confidence and are now regularly penetrating England.

18:36 hrs IST: For most part it has been England who have dominated possession with India Sporadically attacking.

18:32 hrs IST: Penalty Corner to England straight away. and India somehow manage to get it away.

18:30 hrs IST: India vs England match has begun

18:27 hrs IST: The teams are out on to the pitch and the national anthems are now being sung.

18:23 hrs IST: The stadium looks a picture, a good as it gets.

18:17 hrs IST: The match is set to begin in less than 15 minutes, anything India can get out of this match will be a bonus.

18:00 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of India’s opening encounter in the 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup. India take on hosts England.

India will be making only their seventh appearance at Women’s Hockey World Cup, so far 14 editions have been held.

India’s squad of 18 players includes 16 players who will be playing their first ever World Cup match

First Published: Jul 21, 2018 17:33 IST