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Highlights, India vs Korea, Hockey Match Result, Asia Cup 2017: Gurjant Singh's last-minute goal secures draw

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Oct 18, 2017 - 18:55 (IST)

Even though Indians are reveling in the Diwali celebrations, the game lacked firecrackers but it still had moments of spark. Terrific game of tactical hockey as both team fought hard to find the opening goal.

Korea's 41' minute goal put India behind. Leaving them with no choice but to throw everything they had, and eventually Gurjant Singh's last-minute equaliser stole a point for his side. An important one too.

We had fun bringing you all the coverage, hope you had it too. Until next time it is goodbye from us and wish you a very Happy Diwali!

Oct 18, 2017 - 18:41 (IST)

That's it from the Maulana Bhasani Stadium.

India have drawn 1-1 with South Korea.

Tough game. But they salvaged a point.

They live to fight and try and win tomorrow against Malaysia.

Oct 18, 2017 - 18:40 (IST)

South Korea seems to have played themselves back into the tournament.

India with lots of work to do. 

They play Malaysia tomorrow.

Big Game again for India tomorrow. It's a must win match.

Oct 18, 2017 - 18:39 (IST)

India split points with Korea. One point each.

Korea was brilliant today.

India fought back.

And got the equaliser with less than a minute to go.

Oct 18, 2017 - 18:37 (IST)

India needs to hang on. Keep the ball. 

And they do.

It's a 1-1 draw.

Oct 18, 2017 - 18:35 (IST)

GOALLLLLL!

India get the equaliser.

Oct 18, 2017 - 18:33 (IST)

Time running out.

Can they get a hit in?

Oct 18, 2017 - 18:33 (IST)

And yet again, India don't get the penalty corner.

Oct 18, 2017 - 18:32 (IST)

Tense. Entire team watching the video replay on the giant screen.

Will they get it?

Oct 18, 2017 - 18:32 (IST)

India get a PC. But Korea go to the video umpire.

Preview: India will look to continue their winning run as they face defending champions South Korea in their first match of the second round in the Asia Cup hockey championship here on Wednesday.

After three successive wins in the pool stage, Sjoerd Marijne's wards are prepared to begin their four-game round-robin stage (Super 4s) comprising four teams. Malaysia and Pakistan are the other teams in the second round.

Highlights India vs Korea Hockey Match Result Asia Cup 2017 Gurjant Singhs lastminute goal secures draw

File photo of Indian hockey team. AP

South Korea are fighting a battle of their own with huge pressure on them for qualifying for the 2018 FIH World Cup.

India have registered convincing wins against Japan (5-1), Bangladesh (7-0) and Pakistan (3-1). Indian forwards SV Sunil, Akashdeep Singh and Ramandeep Singh are in good form and the midfielders such as SK Uthappa and Manpreet Singh are linking up with the defence and attack line smoothly.

Marijne has put centre-half Sardar in the backline to make up for the lack of experience among the defenders and the former captain has been performing his role as a free-moving player nicely.

"We got off to a good start in the tournament though I would have liked to see a better performance against Pakistan, it's good to have won all the three matches," Marijne said on Wednesday on the sidelines of the team's training session.

"In the Super 4s too, we will have a similar approach which is to take one match at a time and right now the focus is on the match against Korea," stated the Dutchman.

South Korea suffered one loss against Malaysia but won against China and Oman to make the Super 4s. With a good penalty corner conversion rate and high quality counter attack, India need to be patient against them, cautioned Marijne.

"It will be an interesting match. We need to be patient and have good control. It's important for us to focus on our own structure. They are good in counter and we need to be aware of that when we play against them," he added.

The last time India played South Korea was in Kuantan, Malaysia during the Asian Champions Trophy in October 2016. The match boiled down to a penalty shoot-out after they drew 2-2 in regulation time in the semi-final. India then had gone on to beat Pakistan in the final.

But here, South Korea will be under pressure as they are the only team in the Super 4s who have not qualified for the World Cup in Bhubaneswar, India.

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