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This is stunning!! India beat Australia for the first time in history of Junior Hockey World Cup to make it to the final.
Manpreet takes India into the final. WIN the shootout 4-2
Australia are alive as it 2-3 now.
Sumit SCORESSSSS and it is 3-1 to India.
India are leading 2-1
First round of shootout gets over and it is 1-1.
Both Ashley Thomas and Vikas Dahiya have been stunning today. This is what counts though.
We are heading for a shootout here.
FULL TIME India 2-2 Australia
70' Last minute of the match and India try to keep the ball. Mandeep keeps the ball but Australia get it back. Looks like we are heading for a shootout. YES WE ARE
69' Australia get the ball through Arunasalam but India win it back.
68' India try to attack but it is defended well by Australia. Simranjeet tries to reverse hit into the circle but Australia get away.
67' Australia try to attack but a poor piece of control hands the ball back to India. Three minutes remain.
66' Lovett has been great for Australia tonight. He has done a lot of hard work.
65' Five minutes remain in the game. Can any of the team find a winner or we will see a shootout?
64' Harjeet plays an extended pass to Mandeep who keeps it in but the ball is with Australia. Craig takes a shot but Dahiya saves it. Australia come again and Lovett earns Australia a penalty corner. Hendry injects but it is saved. Vikas Dahiya you beauty.
62' Australia lose the ball in midfield but India cannot take advantage. They regain the ball and Sumit hammers the ball in but it goes out off an Australian defender. India are looking good.
60' India nearly score there through Mandeep. Hendry tries to surge forward and goes together with Glover but India defend well.
60' Australia have shown why they are one of the best in the world here. Great character. Interesting last 10 minutes await here.
57' Australia DRAW LEVEL 2-2 GOOOOAALLLLLLL Sharp scores.
56' India cannot take Australia lightly here and need to be aware. Australia gain possession and move forward but India snatch the ball back.
54' Australia win a penalty corner. The shot is taken but it hits Sumit's leg and they win another one. Vikas SAVES. Brilliant goalkeeping.
52' India now enjoying possession and attacking far more than Australia. Mandeep makes a good run and Armaan Qureshi cannot control it.
50' This has been an incredible fightback from India, who have shown great character to redefine history.
48' MANDEEP SINGH SCORESSSSS GOOOOALLLLL INDIA LEAD 2-1
Stunning hockey from India as they intercept and then Mandeep produces a stunning finish to give the home side the lead.
47' We are set for a cracking finish to this second semi-final of the 2016 Junior Hockey World Cup. Harmanpreet goes off limping, India will hope he is not injured seriously.
45' India are now upping the ante here and looking to score another goal. Australia, on the other hand, are relentless and coming hard at the Indians.
43' INDIA SCOREEEE GURJANT EQUALISES, 1-1 What a brilliant counter attack from India here, as they defend the ball well and then break. Gurjant makes a stunning run and executes a lovely reverse hit.
41' Dipsan with some excellent distribution but the ball is not controlled well by Parwinder, who ends up conceding a hit to Australia, who are gaining more momentum.
39' India have certainly started the second half brightly but it will not amount to anything if it does not yield a goal.
37' Australia win another penalty corner. Hendry injects but it is miscontrolled. India begin a counter but it is saved.
36' India start the second half and it is Harmanpreet with a superb run and the ball is driven into the circle but some poor control hands back the possession back to India.
Surprisingly, India have had the lion share of possession but have not been able to convert it into concrete chances. We are ready to go.
We are back for the second half and India need to step up their game.
HALF TIME India 0-1 Australia
35' Simranjeet misses a sitter there. He does well to line-up a shot but puts it just wide. India need to take their chances.
33' Another brilliant save by Ash Thomas there. Brings down his right foot just in time to prevent the shot.
31' Australia are putting incredible amounts of pressure on India and not letting them breathe. A stunning run by Lewitt. He has been all over India today.
30' The ball is injected but saved by the keeper. WHAT A SAVE Ashley Thomas.
This one is mistrapped but India win penalty corner again.
28' Harmanpreet passing the ball after being closed down and the ball finds Harjeet, who plays a blind reverse pass. India attack again and win a penalty corner. Mandeep comes into the game here.
26' Roelant Oltmans trying to stir up the boys here from the sidelines. They need some inspiration here. India keep some possession. India need to produce runs in order to create a chance.
24' This is big, India cannot afford to concede here. Australia mistrap the ball but Kiran Arunasalam forces another penalty corner. Craig injects but it is saved by Vikas Dahiya.
22' India almost get a goal there as Santa Singh drives the ball in and it is deflected off the Australian defender but goes out. Australia attack again and win a penalty corner.
20' Indian captain Harjeet Singh has been largely absent today and so has been Mandeep SIngh. You have to credit Australia for their prowess. Australia are closing down India really well and not letting them making midfield passes. India need to do something about it.
18' Great aerial pass for Kiran Arunasalam, who cannot control it well. That could have been dangerous for India. Procter with a brilliant ball.
16' Australia show why they are so good and a different challenge altogether for Harendra Singh's men. India have to show character now. Tom Craig is the scorer for Australia.
14' Australia win a penalty corner following a great run on the wing and then Lewitt forcing the PC. Big chance. Hendry injects. The shot is taken but saved. AUSTRALIA score from the rebound. GOOOOOALLLLLLLL
12' India controlling more of the ball now and are trying to make some piercing passes into the Australian circle. India are slowly building momentum here. Varun plays a nice ball but Armaan eventually loses possession.
10' Varun Kumar makes an aerial pass but it is a bit heavy and Vikramjit cannot control it. Australia get hold of the ball but cannot create any concrete chance.
9' India are marking the Australian players really well here and this could prove to be the difference ultimately. Neither goalkeeper has had to do anything till now.
7' As compared to yesterday's game against Spain, India looking less urgent and more composed. Harmanpreet playes a nice pass forward but Australia close the midfielder down. Australia eventually win the ball.
6' Australia attempting an aerial pass and then Kiran Arunasalam working the ball on the wings, pushing the Indian defence deep. Australia have dominated possession in the early stages of this game. India yet to attempt an attack.
4' Australia attempt an aerial ball but it is intercepted by Parwinder. The boys in yellow get it back quickly and continue to surge forward. This is a whole new team India are facing. This is an equally fast opposition with a lot of muscle.
2' Australia get us underway and they are attacking straight away but the ball goes out of play. This promises to be a cracker. India now see some of the ball with Armaan Qureshi coming into action.
The crowds are in. We are ready to go.
We are almost ready to go!!!
The teams are out and we are getting closer to the start. Here are a few facts before the game:
India has never beaten Australia in the Junior Hockey World Cup.
Both have scored 13 goals in the tournament till now.
India(5) have conceded one goal more than Australia (4) in the tournament.
The line-ups are in for both teams are in.
Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the 2016 Junior World Cup semi-final between India and Australia at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in Lucknow. Belgium have just beaten Germany to reach the final and they now await their opponents for Sunday's final.
India overcame Spain in the quarter-final yesterday with a narrow 2-1 win in a high octane clash that saw the hosts being pushed to their limits. Australia, on the other hand, defeated Netherlands with a similar score to make it to the final four. This is going to be a cracking contest with two pacy teams trying to outdo each other.