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Hockey Champions Trophy 2018: India vs Argentina, Live Match Updates

INDIA 2 - ARGENTINA 1
Updated: 24 June 2018 17:16 IST - Published: 24 June 2018 12:41 IST
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India will play World Champions Australia on Wednesday after some well-deserved rest. This is Subhahish signing off, join us on the 27th as Harendra Singh's side locks horns with Colin Batch's world champions at 6:30 p.m..
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INDIA WERE BRILLIANT IN DEFENCE TODAY. THE GREAT MAN PEILLAT HAD HIS CHANCES, SCORED ONE, BUT THAT WASN'T ENOUGH TO BEAT HARENDRA SINGH'S REJUVENATED INDIAN SIDE. RAMANDEEP COULDN'T MAKE IT TO THE PLAYING ELEVEN TODAY BUT THE STRIKERS MADE UP WITH SOME GREAT MOVES. MANPREET TOOK A BODY BLOW TO DENY PEILLAT.  VARUN SAVED THE DAY FOR INDIA BY EFFECTING A GOALLINE SAVE OFF A SHOT BY LUCAS VILLA.
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SARDAR SINGH'S 300TH INTERNATIONAL ASSUMES SIGNIFICANCE OF EVEN GRETER PROPORTIONS AS INDIA RECORD THEIR SECOND SUCCESSIVE VICTORY IN THE CHAMPIONS TROPHY. 
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INDIA HAVE BEATEN THE OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS!!!!
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58' Argentina keep pressing, Lucas Villa in the circle. QUICK COUNTER BY SUNIL, SCINTILLATING RUN, SANTIAGO KEEPS IT OUT!!!!
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56' Argentina pressing hard, earning numerous free hits just outside the Indian 25. 
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56' India simply unable to clear the ball out of danger. Sustained pressure from Argentina. 
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55' Can India hold on with five minutes left? They are a man down.  
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54' BIRENDRA LAKRA GETS A YELLOW CARD AND THAT IS THE LAST THING INDIA NEED AT THIS STAGE!!!
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53' Lalit unable to chase down an overhead pass and the ball goes harmlessly over the back line.
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52' India trying to enter the striking circle but Argentina calm in disciplined in defence. 
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48' GOALLINE SAVE FOR INDIA!!!! LUCAS VILLA'S SHOT BLOCKED OFF BY VARUN KUMAR USING HIS STICK AT THE GOALMOUTH!!!
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48' Sunil tries to find a way into the circle from the right flank. Argentina back in numbers denying space to the Indian strikers.
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47' Surender back on the pitch after he recieved a green card at the end of Q3. 
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ARGENTINE GOALKEEPER SANTIAGO HAS BEEN BRILLIANT IN GOAL. INDIA BRILLIANT IN DEFENCE THUS FAR. CAN THEY HOLD ON??
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END OF Q3: INDIA 2 - ARGENTINA 1
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44' Dilpreet tries another counter but is beaten by the hooter!!!!
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43' India try to effect a quick counter. Dilpeet and Mandeep both blocked off by the Argentine goalie!!! Great chance for India goes abegging!!!!
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PEILLAT SHOOTS WIDE!!!!
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42' OOOOPS!!!! PC FOR ARGENTINA!!!!
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41' India find a way into the Argentine circle at last but Argentina just as solid in defence as India are. 
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37' India looking solid in defence but have not been able to advance in the last few minutes. Midfield tussle on between Simranjeet and Pariedas. 
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35' Argentina playing long vertical passes across the pitch in an attempt to penetrate the Indian circle. The Indians are up to the task making some vital interceptions
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34' Free hit for Argentina outside the Indian 25, taken quickly. Ball cleared by the Indian defence, looking as resolute as ever. 
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32' Harendra Singh looks calm and relaxed. India looking to build up an attack but unable to find space. Lots of midfield play on.
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31' India leading the Olympic champions. Can they maintain the tempo in the second half?? 
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The Indian forwards did extremely well as Ramandeep is not available today and effectively the strikers are a man short in terms of options up-front. The deep defence has been brilliant. Great job being done Harmanpreet, Birendra, Amit, and Surender.
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INDIA DID EXTREMELY WELL TO DEFEND STOUTLY IN THE FIRST HALF AND ALSO STRUNG UP SOME GOOD MOVES. ARGENTINA WON THREE BACK TO BACK PC's BUT PEILLAT FAILED TO FIND THE MARK. HARMANPREET, HOWEVER, DID, AND INDIA TOOK THE LEAD. MANDEEP ADDED TO THE TALLY AFTER SOME BRILLIANT WORK BY DILPREET WHO CONTROLLED AN OVERHEAD PASS AND DIRECTED THE BALL TOWARDS HIS FELLOW-STRIKER WHO TAPPED IT IN. JUST BEFORE THE HOOTER, PEILLAT FINALLY SHOWED HIS CLASS TO REDUCE THE DEFICIT FOR ARGENTINA. 
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END OF HALF-TIME: INDIA 2 - ARGENTINA 1
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Harmanpreet's shot is blocked off and the hooter goes off after a fantastic second quarter.
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29' PC for India, off a quick counter!!!
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PEILLAT GETS IT AS LAST AND FIRES A SHOT IN HIGH AND TO THE RIGHT OF SREEJESH!!!
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29' Argentina looking for an Indian foot in the circle. PC for Argentina!!!
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INDIA 2 - ARGENTINA 0
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OVERHEAD PASS BEATS THE ARGENTINIAN DEFENDER BUT FINDS DILPREET WHO CONTROLS BRILLIANTLY AND MANDEEP DEFLECTS THE BALL IN, SUPER STUFF BY INDIA
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GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!
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27' Lopez runs into Harmanpreet and injures his nose. Lots of players getting injured. 
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26' India playing overhead balls to try and relieve the pressure. Argentina unable to string up potent attacks.
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24' Sustained pressure from Argentina. Surender takes a blow on the head. Being attended to by Indian physio David MacDonald. Play held up.
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23' Argentina pressing for an equalizer. Manpreet back on the field in spite of sustaining a body blow off Peillat's flick. 
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21' Good defending by India so far. Argentina unable to inflict damage in spite of speedy runs into the circle.
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19' Sreejesh into the action again as he blocks Martinez's shot
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INDIA 1 - ARGENTINA 0
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SARDAR INJECTS, CHINGLENSANA STOPS, HARMANPREET'S POWERFUL FLICK BEATS THE GOALIE. HIGH-FIVES BETWEEN HARENDRA AND CHRIS CIRIELLO IN THE INDIAN BENCH
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GOAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PEILLAT FAILS BUT HARMANPREET SCORES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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17' India into the attack right away. PC for India!!!
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16' India lose their referral which may prove to be costly later on!!!  
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END OF Q1; INDIA 0 - ARGENTINA 0
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Ramandeep will not play today. India have already lost Akashdeep and Sumit who did not travel with the team. How will the forward-line cope??? The dangerous Peillat kept out so far although Argentina have already earned three PCs.  
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14' Simranjeet does well to enter the striking circle off a pass from Jarmanpreet but not able to control his hit.  India in the circle again, great play by Mandeep and Sunil. Argentina defend well. The hooter goes and India unable to take their free hit.