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As it happened - India vs Canada IND 2-3 CAN, HWL Hockey World League Semi final 2017 5th-6th place match

India 2-3 Canada, FULL TIME
Updated: 25 June 2017 17:58 IST - Published: 25 June 2017 17:16 IST
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Thanks for joining us throughout the tournament. It was a pleasure commentating.

This was Souvik Roy Chowdhury. Have a good day. Good bye.
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That's it from us at the Hockey World League.

IND give a reality check before the World League scheduled to held in Bhubaneshwar in December.
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And that's it. IND fail to find an equaliser as the hooter sounds.

And they will finish sixth in this sem-final of the Hockey World League after losing 3 of their last 4 games.
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58'  - IND really looking unorganised and hurried. Time is running out.
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57' -  Calm at the back from IND.

But time is running out.
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56' - IND working the flanks.

But nothing happening for them in the CAN circle.

And Pearson helps CAN out of a tight situation.
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56' -  Time running out for IND now as they look desperate to find sthe back of the net.
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55' - Satvir this time thrashes one in.

But no deflection as it goes out harmlessly.
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54' -  Mor again down the right and thrashes one in to Ramandeep.

Too much for Ramandeep to handle as IND then go on to give away a free hit.
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53' -  Talwinder with a great run down the right.

But that doesn't fall for any of the Indians in the circle.
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Ho-Garcia meanwhile has got himself a card. CAN down to 10 for the next two minutes.

Can IND take advantage?
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53' -  Johnston down the left enters the IND circle but IND get that away.
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52'  - Ho-Garcia again makes a run down the left but get only a long corner.
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51' -  CAN look to go up with a long ball there over the top. But fail to keep it in play.
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50' - SAVED!

What a save from the CAN keeper. 

Sunil to Mandeep who turned in the circle. And then unleashed one that was heading into the roof. But what an outstanding reflex save.

This could turn out to be match-winning.
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49' - Sardar to Surender to Pardeep to Ramandeep and back to Sardar.

And now they come down right looking for gaps.
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48' -  IND come back into the game after the ball is played back.

Looking for ways into the CAN circle.
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48' -


Another PC for IND!

But the trap is missed. Most things going wrong for IND.
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47' -  PC for IND!

Mor from the right finds Sunil who looked for a man in the middle.

But instead finds a foot.
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48' - No, they can't. A mistrap means the chance is wasted and Canada clear.
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Fourth quarter action begins as IND look for redemption in this tournament. 

Going out on three losses on the trot won't be something they would like to remember this tourney for.
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48' - PC for India. First one is blocked, can they score on the second attempt?
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45' - CAN score. And IND are down again. 

Disappointing, to say the least but can they make a comeback in this with 15 mins left?
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43' - IND looking to apply pressure on the CAN defence down the right. But CAN stand resolute there.
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40'-  CAN SCORES THE EQUALISER!

Great ball and then a deflection finds Pearson. Who plays that across the face of the goal and Keegan Perreira is there to apply the finish.
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39' - Mor thrashes on in and the ball bounces around like a pinball.

And CAN get a free out.
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38'-  OH NO!

IND on the counter. Mandeep to Ramandeep who had Sunil to his right. But the forward loses his footing at the crucial moment.
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37' -  OFF THIS POST!

Sunil on the prowl. And finds Manpreet. He looks at the far post. Hits the far post and Panessar clears.
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36' -  CAN refers for a PC appeal as they thought the ball had struck Satvir's foot before the stick. 

But the video referral show it was the other way round. 

CAN lose their appeal.
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34' - IND in control for the majority of the game so far.
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33' -  Mesmerising from Akashdeep!

He just turned the defender inside out and he left him dancing like a cat on a hot tin roof. But can't find his feet.
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32' -  Blocked!

It's Tupper this time and straight at the first rusher.

However, IND fail to clear and that comes to Ho-Garcia who flicks it across the goal. But no one there at the far post.
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32' -  Marauding run from Ho-Garcia.

Past three IND defenders and Chikte has to come out and CAN have a PC!
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31' -  IND begin the half on the front foot.

To the left and then to right nad finally the ball goes out harmlessly for a CAN 25 yard hit.
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The players are back on the pitch and we are looking at 30 minutes more of enthralling hockey. Can IND finish on a high?
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30' -  And IND go into half-time with a one goal lead.

Both goals in the game coming from Harmanpreet Singh. 
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28' - VARIATION!


India look for a variation as Harmanpreet looks for Sardar who was the injector.

But that ball is behind the veteran.
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27' - PC for IND!

Ramandeep greeted with an ugly looking tackle. And IND get another PC.
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27' - A few FH from CAN. But IND manage to survive and then break.

Talwinder to Akashdeep and back to Talwinder. Who tries to go beneath the keeper but Kindler is there to thart him.
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26' - SAVE! 

Johnston goes high and Dahiya is upto the mark.
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26' -  PC for CAN as Harmanpreet is penalised for a stick between the legs of Bissett.
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25' -  NO WAY THERE!

Talwinder there on the right but can't get it on target.
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24' -  GREEN CARD!

Hildreth gets a green card and that means CAN go down to 10 for the next 2 mins.
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23' -  MISS!


CAN look for a reply and there was Curran behind the IND backline but his deflection is wide.
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22' -  GOAALLLL!


Harmanpreet with his second of the game. And IND's second as well.

That was fast and furious and to the right of the keeper.
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22' -  Another PC for IND!

This time Mandeep who gets the better of Foerser and then find the foot of Tupper.
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22' -  WIDE!

Harmanpreet misses that one again. Disappointing for him after the opening goal so far.
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22' -  But IND force another PC as the ball is played in.
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21' - DISAPPOINTING

Couldn't really get a hold of it again. And CAN play it out.
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21' -  PC for IND!

Push again and this time on Mandeep from the back in the circle.