LIVE CWG 2022 | India vs South Africa - Hockey Men's Semi Final

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LIVE CWG 2022 | India vs South Africa - Hockey Men's Semi Final

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Last Saturday at 10:35 PM

India will take on South Africa in the semi final of the Men's Hockey event at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. While India topped their group winning three of the four games, all South Africa could muster was two wins a draw and a loss in their pool matches.

They will face either Australia or England in that final.

Q4 | INDIA 3 - 1 SOUTH AFRICA

FULL TIME!!! INDIA ARE THROUGH TO THE GOLD MEDAL GAME!! 

Q4 | INDIA 3 - 1 SOUTH AFRICA

SA WANT TO REVIEW SOMETHING!! They want to refer a call of whether the Indian player was five meters away.  

They will lose the referral.

Q4 | INDIA 3 - 1 SOUTH AFRICA

30 seconds to go!

Q4 | INDIA 3 - 2 SOUTH AFRICA

GOAL SA

Cassiem gets the ball on the left. He tries the reverse hit and the ball goes in on the deflection. 

ONE MINUTE TO GO!! 

Q4 | INDIA 3 - 1 SOUTH AFRICA

GOAL INDIA! JUGRAJ SCORES!

With no goalkeeper in place, Jugraj places the ball in the middle of the goal to put his name on the scoresheet.

Q4 | INDIA 2 - 1 SOUTH AFRICA

SA lose the ball cheaply and India get it up quickly. Mandeep gets it and is about to get into the D before he is brought down by Brown. 

PC FOR INDIA!!! YELLOW CARD FOR BROWN!

Q4 | INDIA 2 - 1 SOUTH AFRICA

LAST THREE MINUTES

India ask for a referral saying that there was a deliberate push by Drummond on Mandeep.   I donn't think this will be overturned since the decision from the field was one of a no foul. 

INDIA LOSE THE REFERRAL!

Q4 | INDIA 2 - 1 SOUTH AFRICA

SA take off Jones for an extra outfielder.

Q4 | INDIA 2 - 1 SOUTH AFRICA

Jugraj is brought down by Casseim on what looked like a late tackle. That should have been at least a green card if not more. 

Q4 | INDIA 2 - 1 SOUTH AFRICA

India play the ball for Jarman who traps the ball brilliantly but cannot do anything meaningful with the ball. 

Q4 | INDIA 2 - 1 SOUTH AFRICA

Half a quarter of hockey left here. If India can hold on, they will play for the Gold Medal.

Q4 | INDIA 2 - 1 SOUTH AFRICA

India have looked off in this quarter so far. Sitting back and defending will not be a good plan at this point of time.

Q4 | INDIA 2 - 1 SOUTH AFRICA

SA get the ball wide to Cassiem again. He comes inside and tries a reverse shot on goal. Th defender gets to him and the ball goes out of bounds.

Q4 | INDIA 2 - 1 SOUTH AFRICA

Manpreet wins the ball in midfield and gets it wide to Gurjant. The forward sees his captain's run and plays it to him but gets it back off one touch. He has a shot on goal but it is wide.

Q4 | INDIA 2 - 1 SOUTH AFRICA

India play it out the Jarman who uses his body brilliantly to open the space for a pass. He crosses it in with some pace but there is no one there to get a touch on it. 

Q4 | INDIA 2 - 1 SOUTH AFRICA

Final 15 minutes of the match. Here we go.

Q3 | INDIA 2 - 1 SOUTH AFRICA

END OF QUARTER THREE

Q3 | INDIA 2 - 1 SOUTH AFRICA

Very scrappy end to the quarter here as both teams fails to keep the ball well with a lot of errors on both side.

Q3 | INDIA 2 - 1 SOUTH AFRICA

Manpreet is back into the game.

Q3 | INDIA 2 - 1 SOUTH AFRICA

We are into the last three minutes of the quarter. 

Q3 | INDIA 2 - 1 SOUTH AFRICA

GREEN CARD FOR MANPREET! 

India down to ten for two minutes.

Q3 | INDIA 2 - 1 SOUTH AFRICA

IT IS JARMAN THIS TIME!! IT WAS LOW AND HARD BUT JONES GETS DOWN TO SAVE IT!

Q3 | INDIA 2 - 1 SOUTH AFRICA

PC FOR INDIA

Abhishek comes in from the left and leaves Drummond for dead. However, the SA skipper has a swipe at him and brings him down.  

Q3 | INDIA 2 - 1 SOUTH AFRICA

The battery does its job and rush out before the shot can cause any damage to the score.

Q3 | INDIA 2 - 1 SOUTH AFRICA

PC FOR SA!

Cassiem comes in from the left and has a shot on goal. The referee says it came off and Indian stick and was dangerous. 

Q3 | INDIA 2 - 1 SOUTH AFRICA

SA have another chance via a PC but Sreejesh again pulls off a great save. As the ball comes out Sa try to play the ball back in and Prasad goes down. 

Q3 | INDIA 2 - 1 SOUTH AFRICA

India play the ball out wide to open up the middle. They get it to Prasad in the D and the ball is hit into the far corner again. Jones pulls off a diving save this time. 

Q3 | INDIA 2 - 1 SOUTH AFRICA

SA play the ball long again and for once they are able to come down with it. The ball is played into the middle of D but there is no one there apart from Sreejesh.

Q3 | INDIA 2 - 1 SOUTH AFRICA

Kox gets the ball at the top of the D and tries to get it onto a foot. It misses two sets of feet as India come away with it.

Q3 | INDIA 2 - 1 SOUTH AFRICA

GOAL SA !! JULIUS SCORES ON THE REBOUND!

Brown's drag flick is straight at Sreejesh who makes the save. Unluckily for India the ball falls for Julius who hammers it past the keeper.  

Q3 | INDIA 2 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

SA for or Brown this time and Amit rushes out to block it. Another PC though. 

Q3 | INDIA 2 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

PC FOR SA

Cassien comes in with pace again and Manpreet clears the ball into his chest. 

Q3 | INDIA 2 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

India try the variation as Harman leaves it to Varun, whose shot is deflected wide.

Q3 | INDIA 2 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

They get a chance and play the ball quickly to Abhishek who plays it through. It comes off a SA stick dangerously and India have a PC!

Q3 | INDIA 2 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

Slow start by the Indians here. They are keeping the ball and waiting for an opening.

Q3 | INDIA 2 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

AND WE ARE OFF!! 

Q3 | INDIA 2 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

India send Sreejesh back in for the third quarter.

Q2 | INDIA 2 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

HALF TIME!

Q2 | INDIA 2 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

CHANCE FOR SA

They get the ball into the D and have a shot at goal. It is high but that was shocking how easily they got in.

Q2 | INDIA 2 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

GOAL INDIA!! MANDEEP! 

SA lose the ball in the final third and stand there appealing for a foul that did not come. India get the ball forward quickly to Mandeep. The forward finally puts it past Jones who can do nothing as the ball is low and hard to the keeper's right.

Q2 | INDIA 1 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

We are into the last three minutes of the quarter as SA try to build another attack. The ball comes into the D and Pathak gets it away. No real danger there.

Q2 | INDIA 1 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

WHAT HAS JONES HAD FOR LUNCH TODAY?

Gurjant gets the ball inside the D on the left side and he squares it to Akashdeep. He has a pop at goal and Jones just gets it away. 

Q2 | INDIA 1 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

India comes in again from the left and they get it to Akashdeep who tries the tomahawk. Guess who is there to deny him again - JONES! What a game he is having.

Q2 | INDIA 1 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

India again get the ball out wide to Mandeep. This time the forward can't sort out his feet as he tries to come inside and loses the ball.

Q2 | INDIA 1 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

Mandeep gets the ball out wide on the left flank with space ahead of him. He heads in and from the baseline, crosses it in. It misses everyone before Lalit gets the ball on the left. He has a shot on goal but Jones is there again to palm it away. 

Q2 | INDIA 1 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

India win the ball just outside their D and get the ball wide to Lalit. He runs at the defence but runs out of space and eventually just wins a free hit for his side.

Q2 | INDIA 1 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

GOAL FOR INDIA!! ABHISHEK

He goes past Cassiem as if he is not there and then unleashes a perfect reverse stick into the far corner. That was an exceptionally good finish.

Q2 | INDIA 0 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

This time SA have skipper Drummond on the drag flick. He catches Prasad with his stick as the referee points to a free out for India.  

Q2 | INDIA 0 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

PC OF SA

SA drill the ball in and it comes off an India stick and rises up. The referee points for a PC. 

Q2 | INDIA 0 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

The SA drag flick by Brown is on target and Pathak makes himself big to make the stop. He then follows up and kicks the ball away from danger. 

Q2 | INDIA 0 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

PC TO SA! 

WOW THAT PACE!! Cassiem comes through the middle of the field like Usain Bolt as no one gets close to him. He plays the ball off the foot for a PC.

Q2 | INDIA 0 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

Another long ball by South Africa is easily intercepted by the Indians. They should stop doing that because they are giving away possession too easily to an Indian team that is much more talented.  

Q2 | INDIA 0 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

We are off in the second quarter. 

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

THAT IS THE END OF THE FIRST QUARTER

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

HARMAN AGAIN!! AND JONES AGAIN!! HE ALREADY HAS FIVE SAVES IN THE GAME!

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

HARMAN GOES FOR IT TO JONES' LEFT AGAIN!! AND AGAIN JONES SAVES IT!! 

The referee awards a free out but India say it came off an SA body so it should be another PC. INDIA REVIEW IT!! 

THIS WILL BE ANOTHER PC! 

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

PC FOR INDIA

SA Review it though! SA say that it came off an Indian foot before it hit a South African foot. It will be interesting to see if we can get an angle for it since it is outside the D. 

I don't think there will be enough evidence to overturn this. They have finally found the right angle. It does appear that it came off an Indian foot. 

THE UMPIRE SAYS THAT THERE IS NO CLEAR EVIDENCE!! SO THE PC DECISION WILL STAND

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

India have struggled to penetrate with consistency so far. Whenever they have, Jones has stood upto the challenge.

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

We are into the last three minutes here as the scores still remain level.

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

CHANCE FOR INDIA

Akashdeep shows some incredible stickwork to go past three players before passing it off to Abhishek. The forward has a shot at goal but Jones pulls off a smart save.

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

WHAT HAS HAPPENED HERE?

SA try to pass the ball across the field in an ariel fashion but Mandeep gets his stick up and intercepts it. However, the ball is handed to SA for dangerous play. 

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

India have to be wary for the SA counter because of the pace that they possess. 

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

Here come India though. they string together a few passes on the right flank but Abhishek kicks the ball just as he is released,

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

SA have piled on the pressure in the last few minutes and India are struggling to get out of their final third.

 Q1 | INDIA 0 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

CHANCE FOR SA

They bring the ball down the middle before playing it wide. The ball is crossed back in but Horne cannot get the final touch on it. 

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

India have started on the front foot and it takes a clear off the line from SA to keep the scores level.  

Q1 | INDIA 0 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA

The teams are out and we are ready to begin

Indian squad : Abhishek, Lalit Upadhyay, Shamsher, Gurjant, Mandeep, Manpreet, Hardik, Akashdeep, Nilakanta, Vivek Sagar, Surender, Harmanpreet, Varun, Amit Rohidas, Jarmanpreet, Jugraj, PR Sreejesh, Krishan Pathak.

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