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India vs Russia Live Commentary, Score, and Updates - FIH Men's Olympic Qualifiers 2019

INDIA 4 - RUSSIA 2
Updated: 01 November 2019 22:13 IST - Published: 01 November 2019 14:03 IST
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This is Subhashish signing off - do join us tomorrow (Saturday) when the Indian girls play the USA at 1800 IST before the men's team takes on Russia at 2000 IST.  

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WHAT WILL GRAHAM REID TELL HIS BOYS BEFORE THE DECISIVE MATCH TOMORROW?? 

DO NOT IT MISS IT FOR THE WORLD!!! 

SAME TIME, SAME VENUE, HOPEFULLY, BETTER SHOW FROM TEAM INDIA
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MARAT GAFAROV HAS ENSURED THAT THE SECOND LEG OF THE OLYMPIC QUALIFIER WILL BE JUST AS INTERESTING AS THE FIRST AFTER PULLING OFF SOME NEAR-IMPOSSIBLE SAVES THAT DENIED THE INDIANS AN EMPHATIC VICTORY - A TWO GOAL CUSHION MAY NOT BE ENOUGH FOR THE INDIAN THINK-TANK TO SLEEP EASY - BUT A VICTORY NEVERTHELESS FOR GRAHAM REID'S SIDE
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FULL-TIME:  INDIA 4 - RUSSIA 2
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MASSIVE EFFORT BY GAFAROV - AND THAT IS THAT IN THE FIRST LEG!!!
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REPEAT PC AS THE BALL FINDS A RUSSIAN FOOT
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59' INDIA HAVE A PC
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59' THE RUSSIANS HAVE A PC - AND SCORE IN THE LAST MINUTE !!!! MATKOVSKY PULLS ONE BACK
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59' THE INDIANS MISS THE GOAL AND HIT THE POST - NO IT'S GAFAROV AT HIS ACROBATIC BEST!!
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57' Yet another attack from the Red Shirts - the Indians heave a sigh of relief as the tomahawk misses the mark - not by much though!
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56' AKASHDEEP EARNS A PC FOR INDIA!!
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54' The Indians advance from the right - run into a sea of Red outside the 23
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SAVE ON THE LINE AND RUSSIA HAVE A REPEAT PC
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52' KHAIRULLIN EARNS A PC FOR THE RUSSIANS - CAN THEY GET ONE BACK???
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INDIA 4 - RUSSIA 1
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52' Manpreet sends one crashing into the post after some able assistance from captain Manpreet - GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!
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50' LEPESHKIN SENDS IN A PEACH OF A ONE-HANDED PASS - SREEJESH PADS THE DANGEROUS BALL OUT OF HARM'S WAY
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INDIA 3 - RUSSIA 1
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48' Nilakanta dances his way past the Russian defenders - SENDS IN A TEASER ACROSS GOAL - SUNIL PLACED IN THE RIGHT SPOT AT THE RIGHT TIME - GOALLLLLL
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RUPINDER FLICKS - SUNIL'S DEFLECTION IS SAVED BY GAFAROV 
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47' MANDEEP WRIGGLES HIS WAY INTO THE CIRCLE - WINS A PC
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THE INDIANS HUFFING AND PUFFING AGAINST A DETERMINED AND SKILFUL RUSSIAN UNIT - WILL THE LAST FIFTEEN MINUTES GO ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPT FOR REID'S CHARGERS??
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END OF Q3: INDIA 2 - RUSSIA 1
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43' Wasted long ball from Harmanpreet - Ramandeep's deflection just over the bar!!!
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42' No respite for the Indians in and around the 23 - Russia push harder with every passing minute - and to make matters worse the Indians give away possession in midfield
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41' Amit is back on the pitch - into the action right away effecting an interception on the right of the Indian circle
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39' Amit gets a green card - the Indians prefer to fall back for a while
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38' A cat and mouse game unfolds as the Russians refuse to yield space and scamper ahead in numbers every once in a while - the Indians not exactly in control of the proceedings
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DANGEROUS INDEED - FREE OUT FOR THE RUSSIANS IS THE VERDICT!
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37' INDIA HAVE A PC  - DANGEROUS BALL SAY THE RUSSIANS - WHAT DOES THE VIDEO UMPIRE HAVE TO SAY?
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36' It's all happening in and around a busy midfield as neither team can get past the maze of defenders at either end
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35' The Russians with a fair amount of the possession as Reid issues instructions from the side lines
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33' The Indians fail to manoeuvre past a crowded Red-shirted midfield - resort to vertical long balls instead!
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31' The Indians into an early attack - BUT SREEJESH RUSHES OUT OF GOAL TO PREVENT WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN THE EQUALIZER!!!
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"WE NEED TO BE SMARTER WITH THE BALL," SAYS GRAHAM REID
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"ACCORDING TO PLAN" SAYS RUSSIA COACH KONKIN
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WELL, WELL, WELL NOT QUITE THE ONE-SIDED GOALFEST WE WERE EXPECTING, BUT THE INDIANS DO HAVE A SLENDER LEAD  - WILL REID'S BOYS COME INTO THEIR OWN IN THE SECOND HALF??
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HALF-TIME: INDIA 2 - RUSSIA 1
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HARMANPREET'S FLICK IS SAVED - AKASHDEEP FAILS TO FIRE THE REBOUND HOME
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28' Surender fails to find space on the right - but the Indians win a PC after a string of witty passes
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25' The Russians calm as ever in midfield - the pace slows down a fair bit as the Indians earn a free hit to no avail
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24' The Russians scramble to keep the ball out of danger - as the Indians probe down the right flank
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INDIA 2 - RUSSIA 1
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23' Mandeep's tomahawk finds the mark - GAFAROV IS BEATEN - GOALLLLLL
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22' MANDEEP ELBOWS LOGINOV IN THE INDIAN 23- THE UMPIRE FAILS TO NOTICE!
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20' LEPESHKIN SENDS IN A SKIER FROM IN FRONT OF THE GOALMOUTH!!!!  THE INDIAN DEFENCE BEATEN ALL ENDS UP!
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18' The Russians keep pushing - from the left this time but the Indians manage to clear - not for long - SREEJESH YET AGAIN - STOPS A POWERFUL REVERSE FROM THE LEFT CORNER!
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INDIA 1 - RUSSIA 1