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FIH Hockey Men's Olympic Qualifiers 2019: India v Russia 2nd leg live commentary, updates, highlights and results | 2nd November 2019

INDIA 7 - RUSSIA 1 (11-3)
Updated: 02 November 2019 21:55 IST - Published: 02 November 2019 12:40 IST
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That's it from us here - after what has been a momentous evening for Indian hockey - this is Subhashish signing off - stay with Sportskeeda for all the Latest Sports News and Updates.  Good Night!!
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THE RUSSIANS BEGAN FROM WHERE THEY HAD LEFT OFF YESTERDAY WITH A GOAL IN THE VERY FIRST MINUTE THAT PROPELLED THE HOSTS INTO ACTION - BUT THE INDIANS STAMPED THEIR DOMINANCE AS THE MATCH PROGRESSED DESPITE SOME BRAVE RESISTANCE FROM THE VISITORS

THE EIGHT-TIME GOLD MEDALISTS WILL BE AT TOKYO 2020 - SUNIL GETS THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH AWARD - RUPINDER REGAINS HIS MAGIC TOUCH WITH THE PCs SCORING A BRACE

ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL FOR GRAHAM REID AND HIS TEAM WHO WILL JOIN SJOERD MARIJNE AND THE INDIAN EVES AT THE TOKYO OLYMPICS NEXT YEAR
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FULL-TIME: INDIA 7 - RUSSIA 1 (11-3)
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ODISHA BOY AMIT ROHIDAS GETS HIS NAME ON THE SCORESHEET - THE CROWD ERUPTS AT THE KALINGA STADIUM
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59' ONE LAST FORAY - AKASHDEEP TO HIS SKIPPER - MANPREET TO RAMANDEEP IN THE CIRCLE - INDIA HAVE A PC
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INDIA 6 - RUSSIA 1 (10-3)
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58' The Indians earn a PC - Ramandeep to push - RUPINDER SCORES HIS SECOND OFF A PC!!
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56' The match being played at a snail's pace - as the Russians up the ante - Kuraev sprints down the pitch but runs into a Blue wall!!!
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54' The Russians are a man down - but the Indians in no great hurry to advance 
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GAFAROV HAS HAD AN INCREDIBLE RUN IN THE QUALIFIERS - STOPS HARMANPREET'S LOW FLICK
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52' HARMANPREET IS CHARGED DOWN BY GAFAROV - LALIT EARNS A PC FOR INDIA
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49' The Russians not giving an inch - but the floodgates have opened up for the Indians - SV Sunil is helped off the pitch by Andrew MacDonald
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INDIA 5 - RUSSIA 1 (9-3)
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48' INDIA HAVE A PC - GUESS WHO SCORES AFTER A LONG LONG WAIT - IT'S THE TOWERING RUPINDER PAL SINGH!!!
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INDIA 4 - RUSSIA 1 (8-3)
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47' NILAKANTA GETS HIS NAME ONTO THE SCORESHEET - A POWERFUL STRIKE FROM THE RIGHT OF THE CIRCLE BEATS THE RUSSIAN GOALIE ALL ENDS UP!!
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BARRING AN ABSOLUTE MIRACLE, THE INDIAN MEN WILL BE MAKING IT TO TOKYO DESPITE SOME ERRATIC FINISHING AND RATHER EXCESSIVE INDIVIDUAL PLAY - MIRACLE FOR THE RUSSIANS THAT IS - BUT HAVENT THEY BEEN GRITTY!!
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END OF Q3: INDIA 3 - RUSSIA 1 (7-3)
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43' The Red Shirts holed up in a corner - but Ramandeep is wayward yet again as he skies one off a witty back pass from Mandeep
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41' Amit Rohidas - brilliant in defence as he gets a vital touch to stop a dangerous through-ball 
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40' Vivek brings down Rupinder's long overhead - the Indians fail to get the ball into the circle
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39' Lepeshkin is shadowed by Birendra Lakra who does not allow the Russian space to take a shot in the Indian circle
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38' Ramandeep's shot is off-target - Akashdeep and Lalit combine well but fail to get the final pass to one of their own
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37' Loganov finds the back of the net from outside the D - Nilakanta fails to latch on to Akashdeep's stinging cross from the left 
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35' THE RUSSIANS HAVE A GOLDEN CHANCE BUT SKIPERSKIY SENDS THE BALL SAILING WAY OVER THE UPRIGHT
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33' Sunil's pace brings the crowd to their feet but the stalwart fails to find Akashdeep down the center
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32' The Indians begin with a canter - Mandeep and Simranjeet try a quick one-two in the Russian circle - fail to make it count
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"A BIT OF BOLLYWOOD WE SAW - BUT WE NEED TO KEEP IT SIMPLE" SAYS GRAHAM REID AS THE INDIANS ATTEMPT TO PLAY TO THE GALLERIES AT KALINGA
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THE INDIANS MAY NOT BE AT THEIR VERY BEST - BUT HAVE POSSIBLY DONE ENOUGH TO PLAY THE RUSSIANS OUT OF THE GAME - OR HAVE THEY???

IT AIN'T OVER TILL IT'S OVER - AS WE WITNESSED IN THE WOMEN'S GAME SO GRAHAM REID WILL NO DOUBT BE ASKING HIS BOYS TO KEEP THEIR FEET ON THE PEDAL!!!
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HALF-TIME:  INDIA 3 - RUSSIA 1 (7-3)
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29' The Russians have a man-advantage but fail to score a second after a crisp move down the center
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INDIA 3 - RUSSIA 1 (7-3)
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28' STAND AND DELIVER - INCREDIBLE STRIKE FROM AKASHDEEP WHO MAKES IT LOOK SO VERY TRIVIAL INDEED!!! GOALLLLL!!
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28' MANDEEP ANGLES ONE BACK IN FROM THE LEFT - TO NO AVAIL - BUT HARDIK PICKS UP A YELLOW!!!
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27'  The Indians lose their referral as the umpire had played advantage - Manpreet fails to pick one up in the D one more time
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26' THE SKIPPER FLUFFS HIS LINES AT THE GOALMOUTH - THE INDIANS WANT A PC!
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LALIT IT APPEARS HAS BEEN CREDITED WITH THE GOAL - AND NOT AKASHDEEP - IN ANY CASE THE INDIANS HAVE A THREE-GOAL LEAD ON AGGREGATE
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24' SV SUNIL IN ACTION - GREAT SPEED BUT NO GREAT POWER IN THE SHOT AS GAFAROV BLOCKS THIS ONE
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INDIA 2 - RUSSIA 1 (6-3)
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GAFAROV PADS THE FLICK AWAY -  AKASHDEEP DEFLECTS THE BALL INTO THE BACK OF THE NET - GOALLLLL!!!
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22' THE RUSSIANS PROTEST BUT INDIA HAVE A PC!
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21' The Indians retreat hurriedly and mop up - Lalit thrills the galleries with a foray from the left - fails to get going in the attacking circle
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20' SOBOLEVSKIY BACK IN THE INDIAN CIRCLE - THWARTED THIS TIME AROUND!!
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19' The Indians unable to advance down the right - slip the ball across the pitch - Akashdeep tries to engineer a PC down the left - takes a tumble in the process!
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INDIA 1 - RUSSIA 1 (5-3)
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18' LALIT DEFLECTS ONE HOME OFF AN ASSIST FROM HARDIK - GOALLLLL!!
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16' The Indians try a series of verticals - but fail to advance as the Red Shirts crowd the midfield