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Commonwealth Games, India vs South Africa, Men’s Hockey Semi-Final 1 Highlights: India beat South Africa 3-2 in a thriller to reach the Men’s Hockey Final

CWG 2022: India beat South Africa 3-2 to reach the men’s hockey final.©AFP

CWG 2022, IND vs SA, Men’s Hockey Semi-Final Highlights: India beat South Africa 3-2 on Saturday to reach the Commonwealth Games men’s hockey final. After a scoreless first quarter, India scored twice in the second quarter. Abhishek opened the scoring before Mandeep Singh made it 2-0 after a fine solo goal. Ryan Julius brought South Africa back into the game after scoring a rebound from the penalty spot. India restored their two-goal lead in the fourth quarter before South Africa pulled back another to give some feathers inside the Indian dugout. India have remained undefeated in the tournament so far, registering three wins and one draw. South Africa, meanwhile, recorded two wins, one draw and one defeat. Under the current scenario, Manpreet Singh will be the overwhelming favorite against world No. 13 South Africa. India finished top of Pool B while South Africa ended their group stage campaign in second place. The winner of the semi-final will face the winner of the other semi-final, which will be played between Australia and England. The losers of both matches will meet in the bronze medal game.

Here are the highlights of the Men’s Hockey Semi-Final 1 match between India and South Africa from the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Center

  • 00:17 (IST)

    India qualified for the final

    India beat South Africa 3-2 to reach the final. They will face Australia or New Zealand in the gold medal game

  • 00:06 (IST)

    Nervous end to this game as both teams score in quick succession

    India restored their two-goal lead and led 3-1 in the final quarter. South Africa withdraws one immediately.

  • 11:42 p.m. (IST)

    Jones with a huge save for South Africa

    Jarmanpreet sees his drag flick perfectly saved by a diving Gowan Jones into the South African goal.

  • 23:36 (IST)

    Sreejesh with a massive save to keep it 2-1

    Sreejesh refuses South Africa this time to keep India’s lead safe for the time being.

  • 23:31 (IST)

    South Africa pulls one off with Julius.

    South Africa pull one back with Ryan Julius successfully hanging on to the rebound. India leads 2-1 in the third quarter

  • 23:26 (IST)

    Chance for India as Varun misses his drag movie

    India win a penalty corner and Varun misses his effort just wide. South Africa survives.

  • 11:16 p.m. (IST)

    India lead 2-0 at the break

    It’s the end of the second quarter. India were leading 2-0 after halftime. Goals from Abhishek and Mandeep Singh put India ahead.

  • 11:11 p.m. (IST)

    Objective! India take a 2-0 lead with Mandeep

    And Mandeep makes it 2-0 after a great solo run. He passes his effort past the goalkeeper to extend India’s lead

  • 23:09 (IST)

    Excellent point-blank save

    Another good chance for India, but the South African keeper prevented them from extending the lead. It remains 1-0

  • 23:04 (IST)

    Goal for India

    India take the lead as Abhishek’s backhand from the curve of the penalty area sneaks inside the goal post.

  • 10:52 p.m. (IST)

    End of first trimester

    Double save from the South African goalkeeper! Keeps India at bay after two penalty corners. It’s the end of the first quarter. It remains 0-0

  • 22:38 (IST)

    CWG Live: Animated Debut

    After five minutes, it’s 0-0 between India and South Africa in the first quarter!

  • 9:35 p.m. (IST)

    CWG Live: HELLO

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Men’s Hockey Semi-Final 1 between India and South Africa. Stay tuned for live updates.

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