CWG 2022: India beat South Africa 3-2 to reach men’s hockey final.© AFP
CWG 2022, IND vs SA, Men’s Hockey Semi-Final Highlights: India on Saturday defeated South Africa 3-2 to reach the final of the hockey tournament of the Commonwealth Games. After a scoreless first quarter, India scored two goals in the second quarter. Abhishek opened the scoring before Mandeep Singh made it 2-0 after a fine solo goal. Ryan Julius got South Africa back in the match after scoring a goal from the spot. India restored their two-goal lead in the fourth quarter before South Africa pulled one back again to give some ruffle value to the Indian dugout. India have been unbeaten in the tournament so far, registering three wins and one draw. South Africa, on the other hand, has recorded two wins and a draw and a loss. As per the current scenario, Manpreet Singh’s leading team will be strong favorites 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 between Australia and England. The losers of both matches will be squared off from the bronze medal competition.
Here are the Highlights of the India vs South Africa Men’s Hockey Semi-Final 1 match from the University Of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Center
India has passed to the final
India beat South Africa 3-2 to reach the final. They will face either Australia or New Zealand in the gold medal match
Nervy ending to this game as both teams scored in quick succession
India regained their two goal lead and went 3-1 up in the final quarter. South Africa pulled one back immediately.
Jones with a great save for South Africa
Jarmanpreet saw his shot well saved by a diving Gowan Jones in the South African goal.
Sreejesh with a great save to keep it 2-1
Sreejesh challenged South Africa this time to keep India’s lead safe for the time being.
South Africa pulled one back with Julius.
South Africa pulled one back with Ryan Julius getting close to a comeback. India took a 2-1 lead in the third quarter
Chance for India as Varun misses his pull
India win a penalty corner and Varun fires his effort wide. South Africa survived.
India lead 2-0 at the interval
That’s the end of the second quarter. India lead 2-0 after half-time. Goals from Abhishek and Mandeep Singh gave India the advantage.
Target! India took a 2-0 lead with Mandeep
And Mandeep made it 2-0 after a good solo run. He took his effort past the goalie to extend India’s lead
Perfect coverage from close range
Another good chance for India but the South African batsman denied them to extend it further. It remains 1-0
Target for India
India took the lead as Abhishek’s backhand from the box slotted into the goal.
End of the first quarter
Two saves from the South African goalkeeper! Keeping India in place after two penalty corners. That’s the end of the first quarter. It’s 0-0
CWG Live: Lively Begins
After five minutes, it was 0-0 between India and South Africa in the first quarter!
CWG Live: KALO
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 1st men’s hockey semi-final between India and South Africa. Stay tuned for live updates.
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