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Hockey India League 2017 Live Score: Delhi Waveriders vs Ranchi Rays (FT: 2-6), HIL 2017 Live commentary and updates

The Delhi Waveriders take the battle across to the Ranchi Rays in Match No 29 of the HIL.
Updated: 21 February 2017 20:59 IST - Published: 21 February 2017 18:53 IST
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Hero Young Achiever of the Match- Imran Khan
Man of the Match- Barry Middleton
Goal of the Match- Justin Reid-Ross
Most Entertaining Player of the Match- Niklas Wellen
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FULL TIME: Delhi Waveriders 2-6 Ranchi Rays
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And the hooter goes off! Ranchi Rays 6-2 Delhi Waveriders and thus the visitors fail to make it to the play-off's by themselves on account of goal difference, unlike Delhi who just needed a point from this match.
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Ranchi Rays are still trying but to no avail! 
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Into the last minute of the game now..
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3 minutes to go for the final whistle and Ranchi Rays take their keeper off and put in an extra player on the field! 
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Manpreet had a great chance of a reverse hit in front of the goal but completely misses! 
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Ball Possession: Delhi Waveriders 54% - 46% Ranchi Rays
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Akash Chikte rushes out until the D to clear an attempt from an unmarked Mandeep Antil.
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An excellent save by Akash Chikte in goal to deny Delhi another goal! 
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The Ranchi Rays have been relegated to the back-foot in this last quarter unlike the first three when they were dominating! 
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Quarter 4- And Delhi Waveriders come prowling in the attack but are unable to get the early goal! 
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And successive attempts are saved by the Ranchi Rays, the scoreline rests at 2-6 in favour of the visitors! 
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And it's a PC for the Delhi Waveriders right at the end of the 3rd quarter!
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And against the run of play, Justin Reid Ross gets a GOALLLLL! 2-6 now! 
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Shots on target: Ranchi Rays 12 - 5 Delhi Waveriders
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A couple of minutes left on the clock, can Ranchi get another one or will Delhi stop them in their tracks?
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A Green Card is given to Manpreet Singh! 
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Ohhhhhhhh! A narrow miss! Talwinder's shot hits the post! 
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Ranchi have been constantly on the attack in this quarter, consistently making it inroads into the rival half! 
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Just a reminder, Ranchi needs to win by a goal difference of 8 to make it to the semi-finals! 
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Woahhhh! It's a GOALLLLLLL from Imran Khan, a perfect finish to make it 6-0 against the Waveriders in the 37th minute! 
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Another field goal attempt but Manpreet's shot hits the side of the goal. 
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And it's yet another PC for the Ranchi Rays! 
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Ranchi Rays now 4-0 up against the home side.
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And it's a GOALLLLLLLLL! Once again it is Manpreet who finds the back of the net on a reverse hit! 
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Manpreet will inject, and they do go for a field goal but lose the ball after a couple of passes.
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And it's a PC for the Ranchi Rays early on into this quarter.
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Quarter 3- Into the second half, will Ranchi be able to extend their lead who will now be attacking from left to right.
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HALF TIME- Ranchi Rays 2-0 Delhi Waveriders
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The second quarter comes to an end with the scoreline resting at 2-0 in favour of the Ranchi Rays.
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Manpreet injects, and they go for a field goal through Ashley Jackson but it is denied by Vincent Vanasch who puts in a strong save.
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But on the reverse, it's a PC for the visitors!
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Under 5 minutes to go in this encounter, will Delhi get their first goal?

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Delhi with another lethal attempt from inside the striking circle but it evaded by the defence.
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And a chance lost as the ball goes sliding across the goal-face! 
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And now it's a PC in the favour of the Delhi Waveriders but Ranchi go for referral and it's reduced to a free-hit! 
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Both teams are getting into the open spaces and creating chances!
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Quarter 2- The Waveriders will look to slow down the pace of the match! 
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But they miss-trap it post the injection and fail to capitalize on the opportunity! 
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Just as the hooter goes, Parvinder wins a PC for the Waveriders off a foot foul on Birendra Lakra!
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Gurbaj's pass runs past the goal line without a touch from a striker.. so yet another goal which won't count for the Ranchi Rays!
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Ball Possession: Delhi Waveriders 55% - 45% Ranchi Rays
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Ranchi Rays get another GOALLLLLLLLL! However, Delhi go for the referral and the goal is disallowed! This will hurt! 
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Talwinder Singh gets the ball into the striking circle but Mandeep's touch goes wide of the near post!
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However, they do get a GOALLLLLLLLL! It comes off Manpreet Singh's stick in the 9th minute, the Ranchi Rays now 2-0 up against Delhi Waveriders! 
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Looking to diminish the goal difference they go for a field goal but miss initially! 
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And it's a penalty corner for the Ranchi Rays of an effort from Manpreet!