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Hockey India League 2017 Live Score: Kalinga Lancers vs Ranchi Rays (FT: 4-2), HIL 2017 live commentary and updates

Kalinga Lancers take on Ranchi Rays in the third match of 2017 Hockey India League
Updated: 23 January 2017 20:59 IST - Published: 23 January 2017 18:32 IST
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This has been a pulsating contest and Ranchi Rays will be ruing missed chances. Kalinga Lancers are going to be happy with two wins on the trot at home. 
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Quarter 4 - Ranchi Rays try to attack for one last time but they are dispossessed. Kalinga Lancers run down the clock and THERE IT IS!!! Kalinga Lancers win 4-2
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Quarter 4 - Ashley Jackson collects the ball in his own half and dances past a couple of defenders before driving the ball into the circle but fails to get a deflection. Kalinga Lancers survive
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Quarter 4 - Ranchi Rays have just over three minutes to level this game in Bhubaneshwar
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Quarter 4 - ALMOST!!! Malak gets a fantastic pass in the circle but he cannot finish it past the Ranchi Rays goalkeeper. 
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Quarter 4 - GOOOOALLL Ranchi Rays strike back with a field goal and it is great play from Ashley Jackson, who finds Sarmanjeet near the goal. 
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Quarter 4 - Ranchi Rays miss a penalty corner and Kalinga Lancers attack through Gurjinder, who makes a run and passes to Glenn Turner, who makes no mistake in turning it in. 
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Quarter 4 - GOOOOOOALLLLL Kalinga Lancers lead 4-0
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Quarter 4 - Ranchi Rays get a penalty corner but fail to convert. 
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Quarter 4 - Ashley Jackson calls for a referral and demands a penalty stroke due to the tackle on Christopher Ruhr. UNSUCCESSFUL
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Quarter 3 - Kothajit nutmegs Turner and plays a long pass but it is intercepted. The third quarter comes to an end. Kalinga Lancers lead 2-0
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Quarter 3 - Kalinga Lancers' persistence has paid off here and they lead now. 
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Quarter 3 - GOOOOALLL Glenn Turner converts the penalty stroke after a stick foul by Ranchi and Kalinga Lancers lead 2-0
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Quarter 3 - Both teams have not been able to break the deadlock here. Kalinga Lancers have the upper hand in terms of possession but they have not got a goal.
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Quarter 3 - Kalinga Lancers are pushing forward for a goal but Ranchi Rays have been defending well. 
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Quarter 3 - The second half begins and Kalinga Lancers get a penalty corner. Fuerste takes the shot and it hits Manpreet. 
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HALF TIME Kalinga Lancers 0-0 Ranchi Rays 
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Quarter 2 - Another penalty corner to Lancers and what do you know, another save by Lovell. Lancers might end up ruing so many missed chances. 
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Quarter 2 - This quarter has been dominated by Lancers with Ranchi Rays attacking a few times in between. 
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Quarter 2 - Craig injected and GURJINDER forces an excellent save from Lovell. Fantastic period of domination from Lancers as they follow the PC with yet another attack and Glenn Turner almost scores. 
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Quarter 2 - Lancers get a penalty corner but it is saved by Lovell. Another attack by Lancers and they win yet another PC
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Quarter 2 - Tom Craig with a fabulous run and he passes it to Glenn Turner, who cannot put a finishing touch to the move. 
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Quarter 2 - Ranchi Rays get another penalty corner. Manpreet injects, Ashley Jackson goes low but it is deflected off Gurjinder and it is a long corner to Rays. 
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Quarter 2 - Ranchi Rays attack again and the shot by Ashley Jackson is saved yet again by Abhinav Pandey. Ranchi Rays refer it and want a penalty corner. 
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Quarter 2 - Manpreet places a beautiful pass to Christopher Ruhr, who dribbles past a few defenders and is fouled. Another attack by Ranchi Rays and Pandey pulls off an incredible save but Kalinga Lancers concede a penalty corner. 
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Quarter 2 - Manpreet surges forward for Ranchi Rays but it is intercepted Uthappa, who makes a run but his drive goes outside. 
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Quarter 2 - Kalinga Lancers have lost the referral here and they will regret taking it. 
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Quarter 2 - Referral by Kalinga Lancers and they are looking for a penalty corner. 
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Quarter 2 - The second quarter is underway and Kalinga Lancers have possession and they surge forward. A lapse in Ranchi Rays defending hands the ball to Bakker, who sprays the shot wide. 
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Quarter 1 - Ashley Jackson with some excellent stick work to  square a pass to his striker but the pass is too high. The first quarter comes to an end but we are still goalless in Bhubaneshwar
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Quarter 1 - ANOTHER COUNTER ATTACK by LANCERS!! Tom Craig takes it forward and pulls it back but excellent goalkeeping by Lovell to avert the danger. Ranchi Rays have come close to conceding a couple of times here. 
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Quarter 1 - Great pass played into the Lancers' circle to Ruhr, who takes a shot but it is saved by Pandey. Sumit cannot get the follow up away. Ruhr has been electric in the first quarter. 
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Quarter 1 - Lancers attack through Dixon, who dribbles past a few defenders deep into the Rays' circle but it proves to be too much work and he is dispossessed. 
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Quarter 1 - Christopher Ruhr is showing his quality and intelligence quite early in the match and looks quite threatening for the Ranchi Rays. 
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Quarter 1 - Ruhr tries another variation and it is defended well by Lancers, who launch a counter attack and manage to breach the circle. The shot is then struck on the side netting. Chances on both ends. Exciting hockey being played here. 
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Quarter 1 - ALMOST!!! Christopher Ruhr fakes a hit and dribbles past the defender but Pandey keeps him at bay. Another penalty corner. 
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Quarter 1 - Moritz Fuerste tries to play a long pass but it is intercepted and that is followed by Ranchi Rays winning a penalty corner. 
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Quarter 1 - Ranchi Rays coach Harendra Singh is looking fairly relaxed and rightly so. His team is looking composed and have averted any danger that has come their way till now 
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Quarter 1 - Kalinga Lancers have clearly enjoyed the lion share of possession in the first few minutes and are controlling the match as of now. A lot passes being completed. Pardeep Mor with a good run and pass to the forward line. 
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Quarter 1- What a start to the match, Ranchi Rays try to string together a few passes and are immediately intercepted by Lancers' midfielders. A circle breach within the first minute. Electric start. 
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We are ready to go here!!!
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Harendra Singh has fielded a strong side featuring Ashley Jackson and Christopher Ruhr, who are likely to give a tough time to Abhinav Pandey. 
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We are around 10 minutes away from the start of the match and the starting line-ups are in for both teams. 
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Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the 2017 Hockey India League and today we have for you a contest between Ranchi Rays and Kalinga Lancers, both of whom have played one game apiece.

Squads:

Ranchi Rays

Forwards: Christopher Ruhr, Sarvanjit Singh, Sumit Kumar, Mohammad Amir Khan, Imran Khan
Midfielders: Flynn Ogilvie, Sumit, Simranjeet Singh, Barry Middleton, Trent Mitton, Ashley Jackson, Gurbaj Singh, Manpreet Singh
Defenders: Birendra Lakra, Kothajit Singh, Timothy Deavin, Vikramjit Singh, Fergus Kavanagh
Goalkeepers:  Akash Chikte, Tyler Lovell

Kalinga Lancers

Forwards: Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Malak Singh, SK Uthappa, Dharamvir Singh, Glenn Turner
Midfielders: Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Billy Bakker, Tom Craig, Adam Dixon, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Devinder Walmiki, Moritz Fuerste
Defenders: Pardeep Mor, Matthew Dawson, Anand Lakra, Gurijinder Singh, Dipsan Tirkey, Aran Zalewski, Amit Rohidas
Goalkeepers: Abhinav Kumar Pandey, Andrew Charter