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Hockey India League 2017 Live Score: Uttar Pradesh Wizards vs Ranchi Rays (4-0), HIL 2017 Live commentary and updates

Ranchi Rays visit Uttar Pradesh Wizards in a must win contest of 2017 Hockey India League
Updated: 16 February 2017 20:40 IST - Published: 16 February 2017 18:46 IST
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FULL TIME Uttar Pradesh Wizards 4-0 Ranchi Rays
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This is stunning hockey from Akashdeep Singh. The game is over
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GOOOOOOOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Uttar Pradesh Wizards score !!! Akashdeep Singh you beauty!!! Game set Match
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Ranchi get the ball outside the circle but they cannot create any decisive chance. A long ball finds Akashdeep and he wins another corner. Time running out for Ranchi
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Around 4 minutes remain in the match and Uttar PRadesh still hold possession. 
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Uttar Pradesh Wizards are not committing a lot of men forward and want to keep their shape. Intelligent
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Beautiful hockey from Akashdeep as he moves forward into the circle, evades a few players but his drag across the goal is met by no one. 
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Ranchi push Uttar Pradesh deep but the home team are up for it. They are not letting their guard down
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10 minutes remain in the match here and Uttar Pradesh are already looking to hold possession to see out time. 
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CHANCE!! van Ass makes another run into the circle and Birender Lakra comes to Ranchi's rescue again. How good has he been tonight. 
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Uttar Pradesh controlling possession here and Ranchi Rays are looking a bit flat. 
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Quarter 4 begins
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Quarter 3 comes to an end
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SAVED!! Sreejesh brought into action by Ashley Jackson and his reverse hit is saved by the Indian international. UP still lead. 
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Three minutes remaining in the quarter and the ball possession remains with Uttar Pradesh for most parts. 
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Uttar Pradesh Wizards need to make use of this period of pressure and possibly get one more goal before the final quarter
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It is all Uttar Pradesh Wizards at the moment and Ranchi Rays need to answer as they are looking under pressure. 
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Christopher Ruhr was sleeping in defence there and leaves van Ass unmarked. That is all he needs and slots the ball past Lovell. Uttar Pradesh lead and deservedly so 
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GOOOOOOOOOOOOALLLLLLLLL Uttar Pradesh Wizards lead and van Ass scores
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Birender Lakra has been a standout player for Ranchi and he has been a rock in defence, averting danger everytime possible
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Extended period of pressure from Ranchi Rays but indecisiveness in the circle has let them down. 
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Uttar Prradesh Wizards lose the ball straight away and hand possession to Ranchi Rays, who keep the ball for a bit. 
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PEEEEPPPPP
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We are back with the coverage of the second half and Uttar Pradesh need to score a goal from somewhere. 
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This has been an excellent half of hockey but neither team have been able to take the lead. 
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HALF TIME Uttar Pradesh Wizards 0-0 Ranchi Rays 
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SAVED!! Tyler Lovell brought into action as Akashdeep takes a reverse hit from a tight angle, forcing a good stop from the Ranchi keeper. Interesting passage of play on both ends. 
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Ranchi Rays are putting pressure on Uttar Pradesh Wizards now and their change in tactics is quite refreshing. 
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CHANCE!!!! Ranchi Rays nearly score there as Barry Middleton puts through a nice ball and it falls to Imran, who reverse flicks it but cannot find anyone. 
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Akashdeep SIngh injects and Raghunath's flick has hit Manpreet very badly. He is hurt
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Penalty Corner to Uttar Pradesh. What a run from van Doren
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CHANCE!! A rare moment of lapse in concentration from UP and Middleton wins it, moves forward and tries to pass it to Ruhr but cannot find him. Should have done better there, Middleton
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Uttar Pradesh Wizards are looking really solid in defence at the moment.
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Finally some pressure put on the UP defence by Ranchi Rays via Trent Mitton, who makes a run forward and helps his team win a long corner. Ranchi yet to create a clear goal scoring chance. 
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A quarter of the match has passed and Uttar Pradesh Wizards have clearly created more chances and are looking the side that will take the lead. However, this is a funny game and you never know. 
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NEARLY!!! Peillat's drag flick is saved and then Akashdeep's reverse snap shot goes wide. 
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Penalty Corner to Uttar Pradesh Wizards!!!
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Second quarter begins and Ranchi Rays start off by making decisive forward movement but Trent Mitton is blocked by VR Raghunath before he can take a shot on goal
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Quarter 1 comes to an end and it is 0-0. 
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Birender Lakra has been a rock in defence for Ranchi Rays in the first quarter and is a big reason why UP Wizards are not ahead yet. 
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CHANCE!!!Akashdeep produces a lovely through ball with a reverse hit for Shamsher Singh but the latter cannot meet the ball. Ranchi Rays avert danger. 
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Arthur van Doren skips past a few defenders to create a chance but Ranchi defence is up to it. 5 minutes remain in the first quarter here. 
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Both teams very cagey at the moment and it seems to be a battle of attrition right now. 
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Ranchi get handed back possession by an Uttar Pradesh error and they attack. Simranjeet tries to drive the ball in front of goal but it is cleared by UP defence. 
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Ramandeep receives a long ball and then moves his way around a few Ranchi Rays defenders to win a free hit for his team. 
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Ranchi Rays seem to have decided to press high in this game and while it is a good tactic, they need to be wary of Uttar PRadesh on the counter. 
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Ranchi Rays get us underway but an immediate foot foul hands the ball to Uttar Pradesh Wizards. The away side have possession and are looking to move forward. 
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We are almost underway here in Lucknow. 
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The teams are out!! 
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This is an interesting contest from a lot of perspectives as both coaches know each other inside out.