India vs Netherlands, FIH Pro League 2020, Highlights, Hockey Match: Hosts win shootout 3-1, beat Dutch twice in two days

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India vs Netherlands, FIH Pro League 2020, Highlights, Hockey Match: Hosts win shootout 3-1, beat Dutch twice in two days
  • 19:09 (IST)

    Phew, finally time for a breather. 

    This has been some match. Indian hockey team deserve all the applause because how they fought to equalise after going 1-3 down. Two goals in the final quarter and then clinching the match in the shootout. 

    That makes it two victories in two matches against the higer-ranked Dutch.

    So that's all we have for now. Hope you have enjoyed our coverage of the match. We will see you again. Have a good one! 

  • 18:58 (IST)

    Shootout score: IND 3-1 NED 

    Akashdeep scores and India have won the match. What a game! 

  • 18:56 (IST)

    Shootout score: IND 2-0 NED 

    Gurjant converts his chance. Top finish! 

  • 18:56 (IST)

    Shootout score: IND 1-0 NED 

    The Dutch use TV referral for a stick challenge by PR Sreejesh but it's turned down. So a save from PR Sreejesh.

  • 18:54 (IST)

    Shootout score: IND 1-0 NED 

    Rupinder Pal Singh tries but once again, the Dutch keeper saves. So chance gone! 

  • 18:53 (IST)

    Shootout score: IND 1-0 NED 

    The Dutch miss their chance. Good save from the PR Sreejesh. 

  • 18:52 (IST)

    Shootout score: IND 1-0 NED 

    Vivek Prasad's shot is saved but converts from the rebound. India take lead.

  • 18:52 (IST)

    Shootout score:  IND 0-0 NED 

    And The Dutch also miss their chance. Hertzberger hits wide. 

  • 18:51 (IST)

    Shootout score:  IND 0-0 NED 

    Indians go first. Harmanpreet Singh retakes his chance and it's a good save from the Dutch goalkeeper.

  • 18:49 (IST)

    IND 3-3 NED

    Terrific comeback from the Indian side. They were down 1-3 and lost their captain Manpreet Singh to a 10-minute yellow card suspension but the Dutch failed to capitalise. Two goals in the final quarter made the tie 3-3.

  • 18:46 (IST)

    IND 3-3 NED

    So it's going to be a shootout. The Indians were appealing for a penalty corner off the last shot of the match but the TV umpire doesn't give it.

  • 18:41 (IST)

    Fourth QT: IND 3-3 NED

    Penalty coner for the Dutch but Krishan Pathak, the Indian goalkeeper pulls off a good save. Just a minutes left now.

  • 18:37 (IST)

    Fourth QT: IND 3-3 NED

    The Dutch want a penalty stroke for Rupinder's stick challenge but the TV umpire says no. So four minutes left in the match to find a winner. 

  • 18:34 (IST)

    Fourth QT: IND 3-3 NED

    Rupinder Pal Singh, take a bow! Perfect penalty corner to equalise! 

  • 18:27 (IST)

    Fourth QT: IND 2-3 NED

    Harmanpreet's penalty corner is saved but Mandeep Singh pounces on the rebound to score India's second goal. 

  • 18:24 (IST)

    Fourth QT: IND 1-3 NED

    Indians are upping the ante. They are showing intent to get something out from this match but can't take the Dutch lightly when it comes to counter attack. 

  • 18:21 (IST)

    Fourth QT: IND 1-3 NED

    Time for the final quarter of this match and Manpreet Singh is back on the field.


  • 18:19 (IST)

    Third QT: IND 1-3 NED

    End of the third quarter. India do well not to concede a goal after losing their captain Manpreet Singh for 10 minutes. Only one quarter left to make impact.  

  • 18:13 (IST)

    Third QT: IND 1-3 NED

    Penalty corner for the Dutch. The shot is on target but PR Sreejesh comes up with a terrific save to deny the visitors. 

  • 18:12 (IST)

    Third QT: IND 1-3 NED

    The crowd has gone silent at the Kalinga Stadium. This will be a tough ask for the hosts. They need a goal to lift their spirits up. 

  • 18:09 (IST)

    Third QT: IND 1-3 NED

    India skipper Manpreet Singh is off for 10 minutes after getting a yellow card for dangerous play.
    Big loss at a crucial time for the hosts. 

  • 18:06 (IST)

    Third QT: IND 1-3 NED

    Indians looking dangerous on the counter. The speed is their forte but they need to make their chances count. 

  • 18:03 (IST)

    Third QT: IND 1-3 NED

    Penalty corner for India but the chance is deflected wide. Good hit but also good defending by the Dutch defenders. 

  • 18:00 (IST)

    Third QT: IND 1-3 NED

    The players are out in the middle. Will India respond with goals or will the Dutch extend their lead? Time to find out.


  • 17:57 (IST)

    Match stats so far! 

  • 17:52 (IST)

    IND 1-3 NED

    End of the second quarter. The Dutch take their chances and now lead the match by two goals. India need to respond in the remaining two quarters. Time for a break.

  • 17:50 (IST)

    Second QT: IND 1-3 NED

    A chance for another goal for the Netherlands but the penalty corner chance is saved by the Indian goalkeeper. 

  • 17:47 (IST)

    Second QT: IND 1-3 NED

    Another goal for the Dutch. This time, it is Kellerman who scores from close range. 

    The Dutch now lead by two goals now.  

  • 17:46 (IST)

    Second QT: IND 1-2 NED

    Hertzberger scores the second goal for the Dutch from a close range and the visitors take the lead again. 

  • 17:42 (IST)

    Second QT: IND 1-1 NED

    India strike back! Lalit Upadhaya with a superb tap in to equalise for the hosts. Game on! 

  • 17:41 (IST)

    Second QT: IND 0-1 NED

    The Dutch take the lead in the match. Van der Weerden converts the penalty corner chance.  

  • 17:37 (IST)

    Second QT: IND 0-0 NED

    Bit of frustration among the Dutch players. They are doing good in the midfield but the creation is missing. Credit should also go to the Indian defenders. 

  • 17:33 (IST)

    Second QT: IND 0-0 NED

    Good save from the Dutch goalkeeper. Long pass from the midfield to Akashdeep but the Indian forward fails to beat the goalkeeper. 

  • 17:32 (IST)

    Second QT: IND 0-0 NED

    The Dutch are looking to penetrate Indian defence but hosts' defenders are doing a good job to stop all the attacks. 

  • 17:29 (IST)

    Second QT: IND 0-0 NED

    Time for the second quarter at the Kalinga Stadium. 

  • 17:28 (IST)

    First QT: IND 0-0 NED

    End of the first quarter. No goals yet and India dominated the proceeding. They also created more chances than their opponents. 

  • 17:27 (IST)

    First QT: IND 0-0 NED

    Chance for the Dutch. Cross from Bakker from the left side, but no Dutch player in the centre could get the touch from the stick. 

  • 17:26 (IST)

    First QT: IND 0-0 NED

    Just two minutes left in the first quarter. Indians have dominated the game so far, creating more chances. 

  • 17:22 (IST)

    First QT: IND 0-0 NED

    SV Sunil injects and Rupinder Pal Singh's hit is off target. India fail to convert their penalty corner chance. 

  • 17:21 (IST)

    First QT: IND 0-0 NED

    First penalty corner for India after the ball hits Dutch defender's foot inside the circle. 

  • 17:18 (IST)

    First QT: IND 0-0 NED

    Another chance for India gone for a toss. Lalit again misses from the close range. To be fair, the ball bounces awkwardly in front of him. 

  • 17:16 (IST)

    First QT: IND 0-0 NED

    What a chance for India! Lalit Upadhaya beats the Dutch goalkeeper but he fails to slot the ball inside the net. 

  • 17:14 (IST)

    First QT: IND 0-0 NED

    Chance for SV Sunil as he finds space in the circle, he turns quickly but his shot is wide. 

  • 17:13 (IST)

    First QT: IND 0-0 NED

    First shot on target for the Dutch from inside the circle but it is well saved by the Indian goalkeeper PR Sreejesh. 

  • 17:11 (IST)

    First QT: IND 0-0 NED

    Right then. We are done with the toss and the national anthems. The second match between India and the Dutch is underway at the Kalinga Stadium. 

  • 17:04 (IST)

    Graham Reid

    "If you see the numbers, it was an even game yesterday. We let them into our defence quite a few times and we will have to change that today."

  • 16:56 (IST)

    The hockey team got their referrals spot on yesterday! 

  • 16:49 (IST)

    The starting line-up of the Indian team

  • 16:40 (IST)

    India head coach Graham Reid

    "The third quarter was really good and it was a really good effort today. I'm very happy with the results but we don't get to carried away with that win. For me, it was a semifinal today and tomorrow will be a final," Reid told reporters after last night's match.

  • 16:27 (IST)

    India's speed, accuracy too hot to handle for Dutch as hosts canter to memorable win

    If everything went to plan for India, it was also a day when six out of six referrals were called correctly by the Indians. The last time, India had beaten Holland 5-2 in a tournament was at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics when both teams met to decide the 5th/6th playoff. 

    Read the analysis of the last match here.

Preview: After trouncing the Netherlands in the first match, India will look maintain their winning momentum in the second home match of the FIH Pro League against the Dutch at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

On Saturday, Manpreet Singh-led India thrashed their opponents 5-2.

Gurjant Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Mandeep Singh, and Lalit Upadhyay scored for India. Dragflicker Rupinder netted a brace for the team.

Playing against the world number three, the hosts dominated the game from the very first minute as Gurjant Singh opened the scoring for India before the completion of one minute.

India remain on the attacking mode despite having the lead and tried to build the scoring opportunities.

In the 12th minute, Rupinder has created a two-goal cushion for India. Two minutes later Jip Janssen has got the Netherlands their first goal.

Meanwhile, the Dutch team earned three back-to-back penalty corners but failed to convert it to a goal.

The visitors ended the deadlock in the 28th minute and Jeroen Hertzberger scored the equaliser. The half-time scoreline read as 2-2.

In the third quarter, forward Mandeep netted the ball and gave the side much-needed relief with 3-2 lead. The hosts had control of the game and kept on penetrating the Dutch circle.

Lalit's late goal doubled the lead for India in the 36th minute. In the fourth quarter, the only goal scored was from the Rupinder's stick in the early minute. No other goals were scored in the match further and the full-time scoreline read as 5-2.

Lalit was awarded the player of the match for his stunning performance in the game. India will again take on the Netherlands at here on 19 January.

With inputs from ANI

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Updated Date: Jan 19, 2020 19:10:50 IST