That's it from here. India now play Australia on Tuesday after a rest tomorrow.
That's it from here. India now play Australia on Tuesday after a rest tomorrow.
But it was a improved display after the loss against Argentina. India had better chances and should have wrapped it up in the last minute also.
But what really cost India the match apart from the forwards missing some sharp ones was not getting any goals off the 9 PC's. That will be the top topic in the Indian team management meeting.
And that's it. It's a 1-1 scoreline. It could easily have been a victory for India. But they muffed chances all over. India and England get their first point in the tournament. Both have a point each.
Sharp chances for India. Simranjeet hammers in a cross. But not trapped.
Two minutes left. India putting itself under pressure. England playing steadily. making play count. India needs a few aerial balls to put England under pressure.
India under pressure here. They need to spread out and get the ball moving. Under 5 mins left for both the teams to find a match-winner.
GOAL. GOAL. England have the equaliser off a stroke. Gleghorne flicks it in. It's 1-1.
England have the stroke.
Umpire points to a stroke. India want a referral.
That was close as Gurjant almost had the ball. But the England GK saves.
Less than 10 mins on the clock as India lead 1-0. This will be close if India don't get another goal.
And England wins the referral. No PC for India. That's 9 PC's without a score. India still lead 1-0.
Umpire points to the 10th PC as England now want a referral.
And India have their 9th PC.
India is going for a referral. They think they have a PC.
India attacking as they have Simranjeet Singh back on the pitch. Players all spread out. Will require individual brilliance to get a goal.
England have been holding the ball and making every pass count. They now have a quarter left to find an equaliser. India, on the other hand, getting too many cards and playing constantly with ten players. The last quarter has to be a better effort from the Indians. Till now, the Indian defence has been well structured, playing slightly away from each other and clearing on time.
And that's the end of the 3rd quarter. India leading 1-0.
Two minutes left in the 3rd quarter. India leading 1-0.
Nice move from Varun and Nilakanta. But the final pass is defended.
Uthappa-Gurjant move in. But the English defence hold on. India slightly having the edge. They need another goal.
And now Ramandeep seems to have got a stick in his face. But he is up fast. India trying to attack on the flanks.
Simranjeet Singh gets yellow card. Out for a minimum of 5 minutes. India putting pressure on themselves. Simranjeet lost the ball and then brought down the English player with his stick. India again down to ten men.
India reducing the pace and holding the ball. Killing some speed of the English players. At the same time, the Indians need to pass better. Slightly wayward again.
Unnecessary as Mandeep Mor gets a green card. India back to playing with ten.
Flick hits an English stick and goes out.
England's 1st PC. Mandeep Mor brings down Weir.
India is playing with ten as Lakra got a green card in the dying moments of the 2nd quarter.
And the 3rd quarter begins.
Krishan Pathak has come on as goalkeeper. Suraj Karkera has been taken off.
We are now going into the 3rd quarter with India leading 1-0. England have had 18 circle entries in two quarters to India's 9. While England have had no PC's to India's 8. All PC's came in the 2nd quarter.
England had a rash of attacks in the end of the 2nd quarter. But the Indian defence held on. Suraj in goal saving six to seven shots.
Much improved display by India in the 2nd quarter. They did attack and get that lovely goal from the right flank. But they also blew away 8 PC's. Yes, 8 PC's. Most of them coming one after the other.
Shilanand Lakra gets a green. Trying to stick check after losing the ball. It's also the end of the 2nd quarter. India lead 1-0.
Rash of attacks from England. But the Indian defence holding up. India lead 1-0.
England almost has an equaliser. But Suraj is quick to bring in the pads.
India leading 1-0 with under four minutes remaining in the 2nd quarter.
It's a terrible piece of statistics but India haven't scored of 8 PC's.
India almost get a goal as Rohidas flicks and Ramandeep flashes a rebound. But it's wide.
And India get their 8th PC now.
Simranjeet Singh making some great moves and almost gets a PC. India on the attack as India get their 7th PC. Make it count!!
England now trying to control the pace. India has had 6 PC's, all wasted away. Suraj has played a super game till now making atleast six saves in the 1st two quarters. There are 9 minutes left in the 2nd quarter.
India waste away six PC's. Hitting Liam Sanford on the body from the 6th. Wasted efforts.
And the flick hits a English leg and the umpire gives the 6th PC.
Gibson saves. But the umpire points for a 5th. India need to score.
And it's a 4th now. The 3rd was created by some brilliant skills shown by Sumit Kumar.
3rd PC for India.
Fiery flick by Varun but Gibson saves.
Day 1 Report: Argentina's drag-flick star Gonzalo Peillat scored a hat-trick as India lost 2-3 to the 2016 Olympic champions in the opening match of the 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here on Saturday.
Peillat scored in the 13th and 24th minutes to give the South Americans a 2-0 advantage but India cut the deficit, thanks to the brilliance of Rohidas, who converted two penalty corners in the 26th and 31st minutes.
Peillat again gave Argentina the lead in the 33rd minute but India failed to come up with an equaliser and lost three points.
The 25-year-old Argentine proved to be the difference in a game in which India otherwise had plenty of opportunities.
It was a zestful start by India who looked to dominate the first quarter as their young forwards pushed the Argentine defenders to create space in the striking circle.
India made as many as four circle entries against Argentina's two and it was Sumit Kumar's burst into the baseline that gave Indian supporters hope of a first goal within 10 minutes of the match, but Argentine defenders were defiant.
Minutes later, a long ball assist to Talwinder Singh was picked up well but he couldn't quite make an effective connect to put it past goalkeeper Juan Manuel Vivaldi.
Though India did well to limit Argentina's shots on the goal, an infringement in the Indian circle helped Isidoro Ibarra earn Argentina the first penalty corner of the match. Peillat's first attempt was blocked by first runner Rohidas, but the second one was superbly converted by Peillat, who fired to the right corner.
It was penalty corners that Argentina rallied on and it didn't help India's cause when they conceded another in the 24th minute. The mistake was yet again punished by Peillat as he broke no sweat to convert -- this time hitting past Indian goalkeeper Krishan Pathak to the left corner.
Two minutes later, India won three back-to-back penalty corners and in the final one, Rohidas improvised on Ramandeep Singh's injection, keeping low, finding the left pocket of the net to reduce the goal difference to one.
Coming into the third quarter, India struck early as forward Sumit Kumar was aggressive in the baseline to fetch India their fourth penalty corner of the match. Rohidas employed a similar flick to the first one to pull India level 2-2.
India's joy, however, remained only for three minutes as Peillat completed his hat-trick, with substitute Indian goalkeeper Suraj Kerkera beaten by pace and power on to his right.
With the rain trickling down, along with the threat of lightning, the match was halted for nearly 45 minutes. After the game resumed, India fought hard to seek their equaliser. In the dying moments, Talwinder also had a chance to shoot from the right but he fired wide, as India lost by a goal.
Sjored Marijne-coached India will on Sunday take on England, who will look to bounce back after being outplayed 1-4 by Australia.
Dylan Wotherspoon, Blake Govers, Aaron Kleinschmidt and Lachie Sharp struck for Australia.
With inputs from IANS
Published Date: Mar 04, 2018 13:00 PM | Updated Date: Mar 04, 2018 15:13 PM
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