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India vs Pakistan, Hockey World League Semi-Final, highlights: IND 6 PAK 1

India beat arch-rivals Pakistan 6-1 in a 5-8 classification play-off in the Hockey World League Semi-Final in London on Saturday. A Ramandeep Singh double either side of goals by Talwinder and Akashdeep Singh gave India a 4-0 lead after half-time. Harmanpreet added a fifth in the 3rd quarter before Ajaz Ahmad pulled one back for Pakistan. Mandeep then scored a sixth for India right before the end of the game. Get highlights of India vs Pakistan here.

other sports Updated: Jun 24, 2017 17:47 IST
Shayne Dias
Shayne Dias
Hindustan Times
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India thrashed Pakistan 6-1 in the Hockey World League Semi-Final in London. Get highlights of India vs Pakistan here.(PTI)

India thrashed Pakistan 6-1 in a 5-8 position classification playoff in the Hockey World League Semi-Final in London on Saturday. A Ramandeep Singh double along with goals from Talwinder Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Harmanpreet Singh and Mandeep Singh was enough to get the job done for India. Ajaz Ahmad scored Pakistan’s consolation goal in Q3. Get highlights of India vs Pakistan here.

17:46 hrs IST: That’s all from us, thank you so much for joining us!

17:40 hrs IST: And it ends 6-1 to India. They will now face Canada in the 5-6 position play-off. Pakistan, meanwhile, will face China in the 7-8 position play-off.

17:37 hrs IST: Having said that, GOAL TO INDIA! Mandeep adds the sixth goal.

17:34 hrs IST: India have looked to attack even with this lead but haven’t scored any more goals. Not that they need any at this point...

17:26 hrs IST: With less than 9 mins of the game left, it seems like Pakistan’s dreams of making the World Cup are over. India meanwhile look likely to make a strong finish to the tournament.

17:20 hrs IST: And the last quarter is underway.

17:18 hrs IST: And at the end of Q3, India are leading Pakistan 5-1.

17:14 hrs IST: GOAL! Pakistan finally pull one back through Ajaz Ahmad. But is it too little too late? Probably.

17:07 hrs IST: GOAL! India add to their already commanding lead from a penalty corner. Harmanpreet the scorer in this case.

17:05 hrs IST: Pakistan not doing much to test India in this quarter either. India are comfortably playing at their own pace thanks to their massive lead.

17:01 hrs IST: Q3 is now underway.

16:51 hrs IST: And that’s the end of Q2. India are 4-0 up at the halfway mark.

16:48 hrs IST: AND YET AGAIN! 4-0 up before half-time. This is a drubbing, plain and simple. Ramandeep with the goal.

16:46 hrs IST: GOAL AGAIN! This time it’s Akashdeep who scores. India seem keen to end this game before half time itself.

16:44 hrs IST: GOAL! Talwinder doubles India’s lead.

16:41 hrs IST: Pakistan are still unable to cause too many problems for India. In turn, India would be more than happy with a 1-0 lead at half-time.

16:35 hrs IST: And we are underway with Q2.

16:32 hrs IST: Pakistan need to turn things around quickly, since they need this win a lot more than India do. At the end of Q1 India lead 1-0.

16:24 hrs IST: GOAL! Ramandeep scores for India in the eighth minute! Advantage India.

16:20 hrs IST: Good attack from India but finishing wasn’t up to the mark.

16:15 hrs IST: And we’re underway.

16:11 hrs IST: Both teams line up for their national anthems.

16:00 hrs IST: Since India automatically qualifies as the host nation for the 2018 Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar - Pakistan and Canada will be desperate to grab the fifth and sixth slots to remain in the hunt for the tournament.

15:50 hrs IST: Argentina, Malaysia, Netherlands and England have already qualified for the 2018 World Cup by virtue of entering the semi-finals here.

15:40 hrs IST: In the first match of the day, Canada thrashed China 7-3. They’ll now face the winner of India - Pakistan game for 5 - 6 spot.

15:35 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to HT’s live coverage of the HWL 2017 classification playoff game between India - Pakistan.

India had thrashed Pakistan 7-1 earlier in the league phase but both the teams lost their respective quarterfinals on Thursday.

While India went down to Malaysia 2-3, Pakistan lost to reigning Olympic champions Argentina 1-3.

First Published: Jun 24, 2017 14:47 IST