LIVE CWG 2022 | India vs Australia Women's Hockey Semi Final

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LIVE CWG 2022 | India vs Australia Women's Hockey Semi Final

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SportsCafe Desk

08/06/2022

Having finished second in their pool behind England, the Indian Women's team will take on Australia for a place in the final of the Commonwealth Games 2022. India did well in their group matches winning three of their four matches.

This was just heartbreaking in the end. The Indian team played very well to keep Australia at bay. Eventually, it was the shootout where things were decided.

SHOOTOUT | INDIA 0 - 3 AUSTRALIA (1 - 1)

NAVNEET HAS TO SCORE OR THIS IS OVER!! 

OH NO!! SHE BEATS THE KEEPER BUT HITS THE POST!!! 

AUSTRALIA ARE THROUGH! 

SHOOTOUT | INDIA 0 - 3 AUSTRALIA (1 - 1)

LAUGHTON SCORES AS WELL!!! 

SHOOTOUT | INDIA 0 - 2 AUSTRALIA (1 - 1)

INDIA SEND IN NEHA!! 

OH NO!! SHE GOES WIDE AND CANNOT BEAT BARTAM

SHOOTOUT | INDIA 0 - 2 AUSTRALIA (1 - 1)

Here is Nobbs now. The Aussies spins around and scores. INDIA NEED THE NEXT ONE TO GO IN!

SHOOTOUT | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA (1 - 1)

Lalremsiami comes in for India. OH NO!!! SHE PUTS IT WIDE!! 

ADVANTAGE AUSTRALIA NOW!

SHOOTOUT | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA (1 - 1)

MALONE COMES IN FIRST!! AND SHE WILL NOT SCORE!!! ADVANTAGE INDIA

HANG ON!!! THEY WILL GO AGAIN!!! THERE WAS AN ISSUE WITH THE CLOCK!!

She scores as boos ring around the ground. 

SHOOTOUT | INDIA 0 - 0 AUSTRALIA (1 - 1)

AUSTRALIA HAVE DECIDED TO CHANGE THEIR KEEPER FOR THE SHOOTOUT!

Q4 | INDIA 1 - 1 AUSTRALIA

FULL TIME!! SHOOTOUT TIME!! 

Q4 | INDIA 1 - 1 AUSTRALIA

GREAT DEFENDING!! 

OFF A BUSTED PC, AUSTRALIA STILL HAD A CHANCE TO TAKE THE LEAD BUT UDITA COMES UP BIG WITH A TACKLE! 

Q4 | INDIA 1 - 1 AUSTRALIA

WHAT A SAVE!! 

WHAT A COUPLE OF SAVES ACTUALLY!! 

THERE IS A REVIEW HERE WITH 48 SECONDS LEFT! 

OH MY!! iT IS OFF NAVNEET'S FOOT BUT I THINK SAVITA HAD THAT COVERED AS WELL!! 

THIS SHOULD REMAIN A PC!! 

IT IS A PC!! 

Q4 | INDIA 1 - 1 AUSTRALIA

PC FOR AUSTRALIA

Stewart comes into the D and is stick chekced.

Q4 | INDIA 1 - 1 AUSTRALIA

OOOHHHHH!!! 

Australia comes down the field with some pace and get it to Naughton. She beats a couple of players to come into the D. She tries a tomahawk but it is wide. 

Q4 | INDIA 1 - 1 AUSTRALIA

This is nerve wracking now! Final 180 seconds to go.

Q4 | INDIA 1 - 1 AUSTRALIA

We are into the final four minutes as Australia are asserting themselves on the game again.

Q4 | INDIA 1 - 1 AUSTRALIA

WHAT A CHANCE!! 

Sushila comes in from the right and just keeps going. There are players in the middle but her pass in is intercepted by Fitzpatrick.

Q4 | INDIA 1 - 1 AUSTRALIA

Australia are back to a full set of players. 

Q4 | INDIA 1 - 1 AUSTRALIA

The Aussies are struggling to string passes together now. They are definitely feeling the heat. But can India make them pay for it. 

Q4 | INDIA 1 - 1 AUSTRALIA

GREEN CARD FOR AUSTRALIA

Nobbs has received a green card. Australia are down a player for the next two minutes. This could be India's chance.

Q4 | INDIA 1 - 1 AUSTRALIA

GURJIT HAS A SHOT ON GOAL BUT AGAIN POWER IS THERE TO KICK IT AWAY!! 

The Aussies are holding on here. Can India capitalize here? 

Q4 | INDIA 1 - 1 AUSTRALIA

PC TO INDIA

Kataria plays the ball of Taylor's foot and the referee has no hesitation in giving the PC.

CAN INDIA MAKE THEM PAY THIS TIME?

Q4 | INDIA 1 - 1 AUSTRALIA

This was the first goal that the Aussies have conceded in these Games. 

India look much more confident now. 

Q4 | INDIA 1 - 1 AUSTRALIA

GOAL FOR INDIA

SOMEONE HAS SCORED!! SOMEHOW THEY HAVE SCORED!! 

IT IS KATARIA!! India win the ball just outside of the D. Instead of going wide, they go directly in where Kataria deflects it in.  

Q4 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

GREAT PLAY AND GREAT SAVE!

The Aussies show some great play to release Kershaw down the middle. She comes into the D and has a shot on goal. Savita makes the save on the stretch. 

Q4 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

HERE WE GO!!! LAST 15 MINUTES FOR INDIA TO MAKE IT TO THE FINAL!

Q3 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

THAT IS THE END OF THE QUARTER

Q3 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

GREAT PLAY BY SONIKA

This is a much better attempt by the Aussies. Fitzpatrick drag flicks the ball to Savita's left. The defender plays it off the line.     

Q3 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

We are into the final minute of the quarter and Australia have another PC.

Q3 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

Australia have three chances at it but they are nowhere close to scoring one.

Q3 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

PC FOR AUSTRALIA

Nobbs and Willaims have shots on goal but Savita keeps it out! She can't prevent the PC for dangerous play though! 

Q3 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

OH NO!! GREEN CARD FOR SONIKA

The defender is accused of tripping an Aussie attacker.

Q3 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

We are into the final three minutes of the quarter and there is still just one goal between the two sides. 

Q3 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

GREAT BLOCK BY NISHA!

With Australia pressing high, the ball falls for Tonkin at the top of the D. She comes in to have a shot and Nisha gets a strong stick to it. That would have been a difficult one for Savita to keep out.

Q3 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

OOOOHHH! THAT COULD HAVE GONE ANYWHERE! 

Navneet again is at the centre of an Indian attack. The forward on the right flank plays in a delicious ball into the middle. Lalremsiami tries to get there but it is just out of her reach.

Q3 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

Lalremsiami and Kataria have been virtually invisible today. Navneet is the only one who has looked up for this game offensively so far.

Q3 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

Even the Aussie passing has not been upto their usual standard but that has more to do with the Indian defence being incredibly well drilled. 

Q3 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

CHANCE FOR AUSTRALIA

Willaims again shows off some lovely stickwork to get herself some space. She puts the ball across the goal where Malone cannot get the final touch. Sonika did well to apply some pressure I must add.

Q3 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

This has been a sloppy quarter of hockey so far. No team is keeping the ball particularly well.

Q3 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

WHAT A WASTED OPPORTUNITY!

India clear the ball uptp and somehow it falls for Sharmila who finds herself in a three on three situation. However, Taylor comes back and wins the ball off her. 

Q3 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

AND WE ARE OFF!!

Q3 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

And we are back. Australia will get us started in this half.

HT | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

India started off on the backfoot right from the get go but they managed to keep the Aussies at bay. They even had a chance to take the lead through a busted attempt of a PC, but Navneet failed to get the telling touch at far end. Australia came down the other end and found the finish to take the lead. India did very well in the second quarter to come back into the game and even drew a few saves from the Aussie keeper. However, they will either have to score off a PC or find a way past this resolute Australian defence if they want to get into CWG final.    

Q2 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

END OF THE HALF

Q2 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

We are into the final minute of the half as India come down with the ball on the right wing. They lose the ball cheaply again. 

Q2 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

Kershaw again plays a dangerous ball in from the right flank. No Aussies is there to do any damage and Savita does well to clear it away with a strong kick.

Q2 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

We are into the last three minutes of the half now. 

Q2 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

India don't score from their PC. In other news, water is still wet.

Q2 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

PC FOR INDIA!! 

Navneet shows great skill to come into the D and tries to cross the ball. AUSTRALIA REVIEW!! 

It was not off the foot but it might have come off the arm. The decision stands and Australia keep their review.  

Q2 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

GREEN CARD FOR AUSTRALIA

Tonkin is shown a green card for a hard foul. No complaints by anyone, least of all the Aussie.

Q2 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

HOW HAS THAT NOT BEEN GIVEN???

The ball appears to come off Wilson's leg in the D and India appeal for it. They quickly review it and somehow it is not overturned and India lose their review. There appeared to be a clear deflection on the replays.

Q2 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

CHANCE FOR INDIA

Sangeeta comes in from the right and has a pop at goal. The keeper stretches out and gets a strong foot to it. 

Q2 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

Gurjit again tries the ariel route. That never had a chance. It is called as a foul almost instantly as there is no depth on it. 

Q2 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

Midway through the second quarter and India have certainly grown into this game. However, the penetrations are just not there so far.

Q2 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

This looked better from Gurjit as she was able to beat the first battery. However, it was straight at the keeper who kicks it away. 

Q2 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

PC FOR INDIA!

This is their third one. Neha gets the ball and gets checked by Fitzpatrick. Easy PC

Q2 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

Neha loses the ball in midfield and it falls for Kershaw. The Aussies goes through the middle beating a couple of players before Nisha steps in to take the ball off her.

Q2 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

India started the quarter by pressing in the final third but since then they have dropped back again. That could be very dangerous.

Q2 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

India come down the right wing at some pace. Salima gets the ball and tries to find something in the middle but again that pass it cut off before it can even reach an area where it can be threatening. 

Q2 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

AND WE ARE OFF FOR THE SECOND 15.

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

THAT IS THE END OF THE QUARTER

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

India bring the ball down the left wing as Sonika gets the ball. She tries to play it in but it is intercepted easily. 

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

We are into the last minute of the quarter now.

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

This time India go for Monika and again the first battery is able to put in the block. 

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

Monika goes past a couple of players before she is stopped unfairly. On the resulting freehit, India go in and Navneet wins India a PC. 

CAN THEY SCORE ON THIS ONE?

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

OH MY!!! MONIKA PULLS OFF A PULL SHOT ON THE LINE TO KEEP THE AUSSIES OUT! THAT LOOKED LIKE A GOAL WHEN IT CAME OFF THE STICK!

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

PC FOR AUSTRALIA

The Aussies break at pace again and it is only down to Savita that they don't score. The Aussies appeal for a PC and the review supports them.

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 1 AUSTRALIA

GOAL FOR AUSTRALIA

Australia get the ball wide left to Williams who puts in a perfect ball for Greiner. The forward makes no mistake.  

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 0 AUSTRALIA

CHANCE FOR INDIA

After Gurjit's first attempt is blocked off. India keep it alive and following a comedy of errors, the ball goes to far post where Navneet is still present. The ball falls awkwardly for her and she cannot get her stick to the ball.

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 0 AUSTRALIA

PC OF INDIA

Navneet beats a couple of players before breaking through. She is fouled in the process and India get the PC.

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 0 AUSTRALIA

India finally show a proper half court press and Australia concede possession. 

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 0 AUSTRALIA

OH MY!!! THAT HAS HURT SOMMERVILLE! 

Navneet comes down the right wing and try to cross it in. The ball takes a deflection and catches Sommerville in the face. She needs some help to get off the field.

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 0 AUSTRALIA

Gurjit tries to take the ariel route to get the forwards the ball. That is not an easy ball to control.

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 0 AUSTRALIA

CHANCE FOR AUSTRALIA

India lose the ball in their own third and Australia attack with pace. They get the ball out to Williams but instead of having a shot at goal, she opts to square it to nobody.

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 0 AUSTRALIA

India finally get into the final third but there is no space to penetrate. The Women in Blue go backwards.

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 0 AUSTRALIA

India are struggling to keep the ball here as Australia launch attack after attack. The good news - The Indian defence is holding strong. 

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 0 AUSTRALIA

And straight away Australia are on the front foot and Savita is pulled in for an save. That was sharp by the Indian skipper off the deflection.

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 0 AUSTRALIA

AND WE ARE OFF

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 0 AUSTRALIA

India win the toss and they have opted to start the game.

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 0 AUSTRALIA

The teams are out. And we will have live action soon.

Australia, on the other hand, have won all their matches so far. In a show of utter dominance, they have scored 16 goals so far and are yet to concede a single one so far. 

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