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India vs Ireland, Women’s Hockey World Cup highlights: As it happened

India succumbed to their first loss of the Hockey World Cup after going down 1-0 to Ireland. Get highlights. of the match between India and Ireland here.

other sports Updated: Jul 27, 2018 10:19 IST
Himanshu Dhingra
Himanshu Dhingra
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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India succumbed to their first loss of the Hockey World Cup after going down 1-0 to Ireland. Get highlights. of the match between India and Ireland here. (Twitter: @TheHockeyIndia)

India put in a dull and poor performance in their second match at the Hockey World Cup to go down 1-0 to Ireland on Thursday. A goal by Anna O’Flanagan was enough to give Ireland the win over India. Defeat to Ireland put India in a perilous position regarding their participation in knockout stages of the tournament. India who are currently third need to beat USA to be absolutely sure of making the playoffs when they play each other on 29th July. A draw means they will need to depend on other results going their way and another loss will definitely spell the end of their tournament. Get highlights of the 2018 Hockey Women’s World Cup match between India and Ireland here.

19:57 hrs IST: Full Time and India go down 1-0 to Ireland in their second match of the World Cup.

19:53 hrs IST: Less than 3 minutes left, can India pull a rabit out of the hat.

19:46 hrs IST: Slow and ponderous, that is how India have been all game. Less than 10 minutes left.

19:44 hrs IST: To be honest it has been a toothless display by India and Ireland for most part have been comfortable. A half chance came India’s way but it was an Irish mistake than anything else.

19:40 hrs IST: Fourth quarter is underway and it’s almost time to throw all but the kitchen sink.

19:37 hrs IST: End of the third quarter and India trail Ireland 0-1.

19:34 hrs IST: Another Penalty Corner to India and like a broken record it’s the same story as once again India fail to capitalise.

19:31 hrs IST: Ireland passing comfortably at the back, The Onus is on India to come and make it happen.

19:28 hrs IST: India have a penalty corner and the effort is on target before Irish keeper makes a flying save. India need to keep this up. still 0-1 to Ireland.

19:25 hrs IST: indian Women are struggling, can’t penetrate Ireland enough , they seem comfortable even with slender 1-0 lead.

19:22 hrs IST: Green card for Ireland and India have a numerical advantage for 5 minutes.

19:19 hrs IST:Back underway for the third quarter, India trailing 1-0 in this all important match in Pool B

19:09 hrs IST: End of the second quarter and India trail Ireland 0-1.

19:07 hrs IST: Udita has come into game in last few minutes but her efforts have been slightly wide.

19:04 hrs IST: Big chance for Lilima on the left but her effort is saved by the goalkeeper.

19:00 hrs IST:Penalty corner to India. it’s saved and India are still trailing.

19:00 hrs IST: India have Ireland pinned back but they break the lines and almost catch India on the counter.

18:56 hrs IST: Ireland are ranked 16th and India are ranked 10th, but by looking at the match you wouldn’t think that Ireland are ranked lower.

18:56 hrs IST: Back to back penalty corners to Ireland. But India do well to defend those two. Score still stands at 0-1.

18:54 hrs IST: The second quarter has begun and it’s Ireland who are doing all the early running.

18:50 hrs IST: End of the first quarter and India trail Ireland 0-1.

18:47 hrs IST: Penalty Corner to India again but it’s wasted once more.

18:45 hrs IST: GOAL!! India trail Ireland after they convert a penalty corner. There is a review but the goal stands. India trail 0-1

18:42 hrs IST: India are hogging the possession but not penetrating the Irish defence enough.

18:38 hrs IST: India have started the game well and are pressing Ireland on every occasion.

18:35 hrs IST: Penalty Corner to India, but Ireland defend Gurjit’s shot well and the scoreline remains unchanged.

18:32 hrs IST: India on the attack right away, pushing Ireland back right from the start.

18:30 hrs IST: The match has begun. Come on India.

18:27 hrs IST: The two teams are out on to the field and the national anthems are being sung

18:18 hrs IST:All in readiness and the match is set to begin in less than 15 minutes.

18:00 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the all important match between India and Ireland, India are currently third in Pool B, while Ireland are top.

Top placed team from pool B will get direct entry into the quarter-finals of the 2018 Hockey Women’s World Cup.

Neha Goyal scored the only goal of the match against England while goalkeeper Savita Punia was a wall keeping the hosts at bay on a number of occasions. India will be counting on other stars to stand up and be counted in this all important game.

First Published: Jul 26, 2018 17:44 IST