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Hockey India League 2017 Live Score: Uttar Pradesh Wizards vs Jaypee Punjab Warriors, HIL 2017 Live Score and commentary

Uttar Pradesh Wizards take on Jaypee Punjab Warriors hoping to seal a semi-final spot
Updated: 20 February 2017 20:46 IST - Published: 20 February 2017 18:40 IST
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FULL TIME Uttar Pradesh Wizards 0-1 Jaypee Punjab Warriors
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Five minutes remaining in the match here and Uttar Pradesh Wizards need to find a field goal 
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Uttar Pradesh Wizards are missing chance upon chance.
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Penalty Corner to Uttar Pradesh 
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Uttar Pradesh Wizards have clearly been the better team but the scoreline does not reflect the same
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Quarter 4 begins
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Quarter 3 ends
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A minute remaining in the third quarter and Punjab will be really happy with the lead while UP will be ruing their profligacy. 
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This has been a shocking third quarter from Uttar Pradesh Wizards and they are down a goal. They need to find a goal
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GOOOOOALLLLLLL Punjab Warriors lead. Goal from Penalty Corner 
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Penalty Corner to Uttar Pradesh Wizards 
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The Wizards start off the third quarter like they did in the second. They need to find a goal
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Quarter 3 underway and Uttar Pradesh will be attacking from right to left
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PEEEEEPPPP
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HALF TIME Uttar Pradesh Wizards 0-0 Jaypee Punjab Warriors
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Another chance goes begging for Uttar PRadesh WIzards as this time Ramandeep cannot slot the ball into the goal despite being just in front of the goalie
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Two minutes remaining in the half here and Punjab, if they manage to go into the break without conceding, it will be a big achievement
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Barring a couple of counter attacks, Punjab have largely been invisible in this quarter and are quite lucky to not be a couple of goals down
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CHANCE!! How have Uttar Pradesh Wizards not scored here? Shamsher links up with Akashdeep this time and he crosses the ball in but it cannot find a forward. Uttar PRadesh Wizards should have been ahead by 2 goals here
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SAVED!!! Lovely hockey from Uttar Pradesh and they force Clemons to pull off two consecutive saves. THis one from Vikas Pillai. 
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Saved!! The drag flick from Weerden is good but it is dealt with quite comfortably by Wizards. 
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Penalty corner to Jaypee Punjab Warriors!!
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Uttar Pradesh Wizards have come alive in the second quarter and are knocking on Punjab's door quite regularly. Can they get a goal to put their stamp on the game? 
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Scintillating hockey from Akashdeep Singh as he makes a good run and then Mazzili puts him through with a lovely one two but his final shot is way over the goal.
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One of the best things about Uttar Pradesh Wizards has been their usage of the entire turf. 
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A brief break and Quarter 2 begins
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Quarter 1 comes to an end
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Punjab launch an attack of their own and SREEJESH saves. Lovely goalkeeping from the Uttar Pradesh Wizards captain
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Poor control of the ball from Uttar Pradesh and they miss out on a chance to go ahead
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Persistence pays off for Uttar Pradesh as they earn a Penalty Corner 
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Uttar Pradesh Wizards are growing in confidence here and now they are putting pressure on the Warriors
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ALMOST!! Uttarp Pradesh Wizards are slowly starting to get into the game here and Ramandeep nearly puts them ahead as he misses a pass from Shamsher. 
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Uttar Pradesh attack now with Ramadeep plays a pass towards the far post but Varun Kumar makes a crucial interception. Halfway through the first quarter here
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Punjab get a penalty corner but Weerden cannot get a drag flick due to a poor trap
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ALMOST!!! Sardar Singh shows a glimpse of his vintage self, gets the ball outside the circle, dances past two defenders beautifully and takes a shot but it is wide
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SV Sunil moves forward with the ball and goes for a reverse hit, forcing a save from Sreejesh. Bright start to the game by Punjab
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Uttar Pradesh get us underway and they are attacking from left to right. Arthur van Doren with a misplaced trap and it gives a sneak in to Punjab, who are trying to press hard
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PEEEEPPPP
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The players are on the pitch and we are ready to go here in New Delhi and Uttar Pradesh Wizards are looking geared up. 
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Akashdeep Singh has been one of the best players in the tournament. 
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We are around 15 minutes away from the start of the game here and the crowd is slowly coming in. 
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The starting XIs are in for both teams and Akashdeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh, PR Sreejesh and Gonzalo Peillat all start for Uttar Pradesh Wizards. 
Jaypee Punjab Warriors start with Sardar Singh, Baljit Singh, SV Sunil and Jake Whetton but Armaan Qureshi misses out yet again
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Uttar Pradesh Wizards Key Players - PR Sreejesh, Gonzalo Peillat, Akashdeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh
Jaypee Punjab Warriors Key Players - Sardar Singh, Armaan Qureshi, Mark Knowles
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Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the 2017 Hockey India League and today we have for you a contest that is likely to decide the third semi-finalist of the tournament. Uttar Pradesh Wizards are sitting fourth at the moment in the table and are on 23 points. Even a draw today is going to seal a semi-final spot for the Uttar Pradesh Wizards. 

Jaypee Punjab Warriors, on the other hand, have had a dismal campaign and this is their last game of the 2017 Hockey India League. They have won only three games and would like to go out on a winning note. 
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