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Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 2018 Semifinals: India vs Japan Live Score, Latest Updates & Results

INDIA 3- JAPAN 2
Updated: 28 October 2018 00:18 IST - Published: 27 October 2018 19:53 IST
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That's it from us here - we have witnessed two fantastic semifinals this evening, and it's India vs Pakistan coming up at 2240 IST on Sunday. Do join us then - this is Subhashish signing off. Good night and stay tuned to Sportskeeda for the latest news and updates
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IT WASN'T A CAKEWALK THIS TIME, BUT HARENDRA'S BOYS HOLD THEIR NERVES TO TAKE INDIA OVER THE LINE AGAINST A VASTLY-IMPROVED JAPANESE SIDE. SIXTY-SEVEN PERCENT OF THE POSSESSION FOR THE INDIANS WHO ALSO MANAGED 27 CIRCLE ENTRIES WHILE AIKMAN'S SIDE MANAGED JUST 5 - BUT SCORED TWICE!!!

THE JAPANESE DENIED SPACE TO THE INDIAN STRIKERS IN THE ATTACKING CIRCLE WITH A DISCIPLINED PERFOMANCE BUT, IN THE END, THE SHEER QUALITY OF THIS INDIAN SIDE PROVING TO BE TOO FAR MUCH FOR AIKMAN'S YOUNG TEAM TO COUNTER 
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FULL TIME: INDIA 3 - JAPAN 2

INDIA 

GURJANT SINGH 19' (FG)
CHINGLENSANA  44' (PC)
DILPREET 55' (FG)

JAPAN

HIROTAKA WAKURI 22' (PC)
HIROTAKA ZENDANA 56' (PC) 
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58' Manpreet displays sublime skill in an attempt to get a cross in - cannot get the ball to a blue shirt in the circle
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58' Great defending from Jarmanpreet to deny the Japanese strikers
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57' GOOD CROSS IN FROM NILAKANTA - NONE OF THE INDIAN STRIKERS CAN REACH THE BALL IN TIME
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INDIA 3- JAPAN 2
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THE INDIANS GO UPSTAIRS - WILL THE GOAL COUNT?? INDIA LOSE THEIR REFERRAL
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MITANI TO PUSH - ZENDANA SCORES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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56' WAKURI CUTS IN TO THE INDIAN CIRCLE AND EARNS A PC FOR JAPAN
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INDIA 3 - JAPAN 1
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54' DILPREET SEALS THE DEAL FOR INDIA 
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52' The Japanese not committing that many men forward yet - the Indians keep pushing for a third goal
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51' The Indians content to knock the ball around in their own half - Hoshi attempts to find space down the right flank
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50' GREAT BALL FROM LALIT MEANT FOR HARDIK BUT THE YOUNGSTER FAILS TO REACH THE BALL IN TIME
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49' Manpreet and Gurjant fail to latch on to a long cross inside the Japanese circle
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48' An Indian attack is foiled - but the ball travels harmlessly past the Indian backline after a Japanese clearance
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47' GOOD TACKLE FROM YAMADA BUT THE INDIANS NOT HOLDING BACK
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THE INDIANS BEING MADE TO SWEAT IT OUT HERE AT MUSCAT - THANKFULLY THOUGH THEY HAVE THE LEAD AFTER SOME GREAT WORK BY VARUN AND CHINGLENSANA - DOES AIKMAN HAVE A LAST TRICK UP HIS SLEEVE???
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END OF Q3: INDIA 2 - JAPAN 1
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INDIA 2- JAPAN 1
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WELL, WELL. WELL. THEY SURE KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING - INDIA ARE AHEAD - CHINGLENSANA GETS A DIVING DEFLECTION IN OFF VARUN'S FLICK
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VARUN AND CHINGLENSANA HAVE A WORD
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44' GOOD CROSS IN FOR THE INDIANS - THEY HAVE A PC AT LAST
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42' Seren Tanaka tries to weave his way into the Indian circle - the Indian defence refuses to be undone
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41' The Indian strikers unable to find their rhythm - unable also to attack at will 
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39' Disciplined defending by Aikman's boys - the Indians having to work hard here
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37' Stinging cross in from Harmanpreet - India have a long corner
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36' The Indians pegged back for now - are they playing to a plan??? Akashdeep tries to find a Japanese foot in vain
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34' Bad cross in from Jarmanpreet which is wide off target and fails to find a blue shirt
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32' Japan have a long corner early in the second half - they steal the ball and manage a quick turnover too - Krishan Pathak in goal gets a scare just after coming on
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31' Akashdeep playing just a wee-bit behind the forward line here - will it work for him???
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SEVENTY-FOUR PERCENT OF THE POSSESSION FOR INDIA -"WE HAVE THE FIGHTING SPIRIT" SAYS AIKMAN - HARENDRA LOOKS RELAXED - "WANT THE PLAYERS TO HOLD THE BALL MORE" SAYS HARENDRA
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SIEGFREID AIKMAN WOULD BE PLEASED AS PUNCH - HE LOOKS IT TOO - WHAT WILL HARENDRA SINGH TELL HIS BOYS IN THE LONG BREAK????
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THINGS HAVE NOT GONE STRICTLY AS PER THE SCRIPT HERE - THE INDIANS DID A LOT OF THE ATTACKING BUT WERE DENIED SPACE IN THE STRIKING CIRCLE - GURJANT GAVE INDIA THE LEAD IN THE 19th MINUTE - SHOTA YAMADA TOOK A GREAT DECEPTIVE DRAG FLICK TO FIND WAKURI UNMARKED NEAR THE POST WHO MADE NO MISTAKE AFTER A GREAT DIVING EFFORT TO RESTORE PARITY JUST 3 MINUTES LATER
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HALF-TIME: INDIA 1 - JAPAN 1
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29' Hardik does well to stop a Japanese counter
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CLEVER VARIATION BUT SHOTA YAMADA SHOOTS WIDE - BALL WAS DANGEROUS ANYWAY
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28' JAPAN HAVE ANOTHER PC - DANGER FOR INDIA 
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28' India have a free hit - Manpreet's shot is in the net - from outside the striking circle though!!!
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26' The Indians unable to find space - too many red shirts guarding the Japanese 25
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DEFLECTION FINDS CHINGLENSANA WHO SHOOTS A SKIER WAY OVER THE GOAL
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INDIA HAVE ANOTHER PC 
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25' INDIA HAVE THEIR SECOND PC
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24' THE INDIANS HAVE A COUPLE OF GREAT CHANCES - NILAKANTA FAILED TO GET THE BALL - SURENDER THEN FAILED TO CONTROL
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INDIA 1- JAPAN 1
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SHOTA YAMADA TOOK THE FLICK - HE EFFECTED A SUPERB VARIATION - WAKURI DIVES LOW AND DEFLECTS THE BALL IN
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GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLL
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22' JAPAN HAVE A PC AFTER AN OBSTRUCTION BY SURENDER
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21' Dilpreet takes a shot from the edge of the circle - Yoshikawa makes no mistake this time