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Highlights, Champions Trophy Hockey 2018, India vs Belgium: Loick Luypaert scores equaliser in dying minutes to draw match

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Highlights, Champions Trophy Hockey 2018, India vs Belgium: Loick Luypaert scores equaliser in dying minutes to draw match

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June 28, 2018 - 22:17 (IST)

India move to 7 points.

Belgium to three.

India now have a match with the hosts Holland after a days break.

But again a lot to think for Harendra on tactics and the breaking of the structure.

June 28, 2018 - 22:16 (IST)

And it finishes at 1-1.

Belgium in a flurry of moves gets the equaliser.

They could have wrapped up the match with their 11th PC.

But Sreejesh held on making a good save.

Both teams have split points.

June 28, 2018 - 22:14 (IST)

Sreejesh saves.

June 28, 2018 - 22:13 (IST)

Less than a minute on the clock.

India needs to attack now.

And Belgium get their 11th PC.

35 seconds to go.

June 28, 2018 - 22:12 (IST)

GOAL!!

BELGIUM HAS EQUALISED.

THEY ARE ALREADY USING A KICKING BACK.

IT'S 1-1.

June 28, 2018 - 22:10 (IST)

PC 10th for Belgium.

June 28, 2018 - 22:09 (IST)

Belgium get their 10th PC.

India going for a referral.

June 28, 2018 - 22:07 (IST)

India need to hold and release.

Aerial balls.

June 28, 2018 - 22:07 (IST)

Belgium pressing hard.

The defence holding up.

But too many gaps opening up in the middle.

Belgians using pace to kill the Indian defence.

India hold on. 

June 28, 2018 - 22:06 (IST)

India lucky to have survived this period.

Belgium attacking all over.

Manpreet gets another knock.

India lead 1-0.

Match report: India put up a valiant fight before defending champions Australia pipped them 3-2 in an absorbing encounter in the six-nation Champions Trophy hockey tournament.

The reigning World Champions produced their best show of the tournament, scoring through Lachlan Sharp (6th minute), Tom Craig (15th) and Trent Mitton (33rd) to secure full points.

Highlights Champions Trophy Hockey 2018 India vs Belgium Loick Luypaert scores equaliser in dying minutes to draw match

File image of Indian hockey team. Twitter @TheHockeyIndia

The Indians, however fought till the end, scoring through Varun Kumar (10th) and Harmanpreet Singh (58th), producing a nail-biting finish.

The defeat meant that India slumped to third spot in the standings with six points from three games while Australia climbed to the top with seven points from an identical number of matches. Netherlands are second in the table with six points.

The top two sides after the round robin stage of the six-team event, will play in the final on Sunday. India plays Belgium on Thursday.

With inputs from PTI

 

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