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Monday, Sep 16, 2019

India vs Netherlands Champions Trophy hockey highlights: IND draw 1-1 vs NED, enter final

The Indian hockey team drew 1-1 against the Netherlands to enter the final of Champions Trophy on Saturday. They will face holders Australia on Sunday. Get highlights of India vs Netherlands Champions Trophy hockey match here.

other-sports Updated: Jun 30, 2018 21:12 IST
Sandip Sikdar
Sandip Sikdar
Hindustan Times
The Indian hockey team drew 1-1 against the Netherlands to enter the Champions Trophy final on Saturday. Get highlights of India vs Netherlands Champions Trophy hockey match here.
The Indian hockey team drew 1-1 against the Netherlands to enter the Champions Trophy final on Saturday. Get highlights of India vs Netherlands Champions Trophy hockey match here.(Hockey India)

India eked out a thrilling 1-1 draw against hosts Netherlands to enter the final of the Champions Trophy in Breda on Saturday. This result helped the eight-time Olympic champions to grab a second consecutive final spot at the prestigious hockey tournament. India finished in second place with eight points behind group toppers Australia, who had 10. Netherlands and Argentina will play for the bronze medal while Belgium and Pakistan will play the 5-6 position classification playoff. Get highlights of India vs Netherlands Champions Trophy hockey match here.

21:20 hrs IST: Thanks for joining in. Hope you enjoyed the coverage.

21:18 hrs IST: Belgium on the other hand will take on Pakistan in the 5-6 position playoff

21:15 hrs IST: India will now face holders Australia in the final on Sunday while Netherlands will play Olympic champions in the bronze medal playoff

21:10 hrs IST: What a thrilling match this was. Mandeep Singh (47th minute) and Thierry Brinkman (55th) were the two goal-scorers

21:06 hrs IST: It is 1-1 and India enter final!

21:04 hrs IST: Netherlands get three penalty corners back to back! India save all three!

21:02 hrs IST: Goal overturned but Netherlands get penalty corner

21:00 hrs IST: Netherlands have scored! They lead 2-1

20:59 hrs IST: Less than two minutes left.. Right now India are entering final

20:57 hrs IST: Three minutes left and India need to hold on or score a goal to enter the final

20:54 hrs IST: Goal! Netherlands have equalised! Thierry Brinkman has scored for the Dutch in the 55th minute!

20:51 hrs IST: Now Netherlands are looking for an equaliser against India. Remember Netherlands need to beat India to enter the final while India can draw and progress

20:49 hrs IST: It was Harmanpreet’s flick which was rebounded and then Mandeep Singh did enough to put India 1-0 ahead

20:45 hrs IST: Goal! India score to take 1-0 lead against Netherlands

20:43 hrs IST: Penalty corner for India! Is this the chance they have been waiting for

20:40 hrs IST: So far India have made seven circle entries but the Dutch have done it as many as 24 times. Clearly shows who is dominating the game

20:36 hrs IST: Ohhh! India had a real chance there but good defence by the Dutch

20:34 hrs IST: Just for your information, the Netherlands are ranked No.4 in the world while India are No.6

20:31 hrs IST: India are making incursions into the Dutch defence

20:28 hrs IST: India and Netherlands are exchanging ball possession at the drop of a hat right now

20:24 hrs IST: And we are back!

20:17 hrs IST: Goalless at halt-time. We will be back with the second half

20:14 hrs IST: Another penalty corner for the Netherlands... this is getting dangerous for India and India save it again!

20:12 hrs IST: Two back to back penalty corners for the Dutchmen. The first one Netherlands messed it up but then a good save by PR Sreejesh in the next one

20:10 hrs IST: The match is more or less being played in the Indian half now

20:07 hrs IST: Good run by Dilpreet, reverse flick and the ball goes wide of the goal

20:04 hrs IST: Indian defenders are having a lot of work to do as the Dutch strikers are pressing forward but now there is a counter-attack by India..

19:57 hrs IST: End of first quarter and it is goalless so far

19:55 hrs IST: But it is not over yet. India have a good chance... superb stick work by the Asian team but no goal

19:53 hrs IST: Another penalty corner for India... good variation but again a brilliant save by the Dutch goalkeeper

19:50 hrs IST: The game is currently being played in the middle of the pitch and both teams are in with a chance to break the deadlock

19:46 hrs IST: Netherlands back into attack mode! But the Indian defence has held well till now

19:42 hrs IST: Good comeback by India and penalty corner for them! What a save by Sam van Der Ven... superb stuff, jumping in the air and diving to his left

19:40 hrs IST: The Netherlands are already making incursions into the Indian defence

19:35 hrs IST: So here we go. India are currently second in the standings and Netherlands third

19:30 hrs IST: It is time for the anthems

19:25 hrs IST: This is a virtual semi-final between India and Netherlands. The winning team enters the final where they will face Australia. However, India are ahead on points and even a draw will take them to the summit clash

19:20 hrs IST:The Netherlands have won the tournament as many as eight times with their last victory coming in 2006

19:15 hrs IST:India have never won the Champions Trophy. Their best performance was finishing runners-up in the last edition in 2016

19:10 hrs IST: And Argentina have beaten holders Australia 3-2. The South Americans are currently third and will play the bronze medal match tomorrow. But who will they play against - India or Netherlands?

19:05 hrs IST: Currently defending champions Australia are taking on Olympic champions Argentina

19:00 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the India vs Netherlands game. This is the final pool game of the Champions Trophy hockey

As per the rules of the six-nation tournament, the top two teams from the round robin stage will play in the final.

For India the equation is simple -- a draw tomorrow would surely guarantee their place in what can be termed as a repeat of 2016 Champions Trophy final in London.

For Netherlands, it is a must-win match as only a victory can ensure their place in the final. In the other match of the day, in-form Australia are considered as hands down favourites against Olympic champions Argentina.

Under new chief coach Harendra Singh, India could not have asked for a better start to their campaign here. The Indians mauled arch-rivals Pakistan 4-0 before stunning Argentina 2-1.

But thereafter, India lost to Australia 2-3 after a valiant fight before conceding a late goal to draw 1-1 against Belgium last night.

But the results of the opening two games hold India in good stead as they now need just a draw against Netherlands to secure their final berth.

First Published: Jun 30, 2018 17:04 IST