FULL TIME India 2-1 South Africa
70' India 2-1 South Africa - South Africa throwing in everything to get a goal but India are solid. The game comes to an end. INDIA WIN
68' India 2-1 South Africa - WHAT A MATCH!! Harjeet Singh rounds the goalkeeper but cannot finish the move. South Africa attack and win a penalty corner. Lion-Cachet lurking. GOES WIDE. Brilliant from the scorer but it is wide.
67' India 2-1 South Africa - Decent play from D'Souza in the Indian circle but he dribbles past a couple only to give the ball away. India are defending well.
65' India 2-1 South Africa - Great run by Manpreet and he drives the ball from outside the circle. The ball goes into the goal but it does not take a touch. South Africa survive.
64' India 2-1 South Africa - A counter from South Africa but Harmanpreet is alert enough to stop his opponent.
63' India 2-1 South Africa - BIG chance for India. Harjeet wins the ball and makes a darting run with no one backing up for South Africa. Squares the ball for Mandeep but the latter cannot finish it.
62' India 2-1 South Africa - Beautiful turn by Armaan Qureshi in the South African circle but the shot is well defended. A sense of frustration creeping in the South African team.
60' India 2-1 South Africa - Long pass to Pandey and he controls it well before skying a reverse hit way above the goal. Roelant Oltmans watching from the sidelines. South Africa look a bit off color now.
59' India 2-1 South Africa - The way it stands, India will finish on top of POOL D. Right as we say that, Ajit Pandey makes a fabulous run but the shot is saved.
57' India 2-1 South Africa - Much more relaxed play from India and they deserve the lead. Just over 12 minutes left in the match.
54' India 2-1 South Africa - GOOOOOALLLLL Mandeep scores for India. The hosts have taken the lead again and it is a lovely finish from the deadly Mandeep, who rarely misses a chance.
53' India 1-1 South Africa - India looking a little bereft of ideas at the moment. They are attacking from the wing and trying to drive the ball inside the circle. South Africa are reading the game brilliantly.
49' India 1-1 South Africa - India win a penalty corner. Poor control from Harmanpreet as the ball is injected. That is two penalty corners wasted by India. Will it cost them?
48' India 1-1 South Africa - This is going to be a test for India as they have not been able to pierce the South African defence in the second half yet.
46' India 1-1 South Africa - The crowd getting behind the team here. But South Africa have a spring in their step. Much more intent and much better hockey from the Men in Green.
44' India 1-1 South Africa - India moving the ball across the turf but the big difference from the first half is that South Africa are much more compact.
41' India 1-1 South Africa - India are trying to breach into the South African circle but they are staying put.
39' India 1-1 South Africa - South Africa are attacking a lot more now and they are keeping the ball. A lot of play from the wings. India doing well to fend them off though.
37' India 1-1 South Africa - We are underway with the second half and India are attacking again. This is turning out to be an exciting contest.
HALF TIME: India & @SA_Hockey enter the break on level terms with all to play for in the 2nd half. #INDvRSA #SapneBadeHai pic.twitter.com/UD574zO1nK— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) December 12, 2016
HALF TIME: India & @SA_Hockey enter the break on level terms with all to play for in the 2nd half. #INDvRSA #SapneBadeHai pic.twitter.com/UD574zO1nK
We will be back with second half.
HALF TIME India 1-1 South Africa
35' India 1-1 South Africa - The first half comes to an end with India fending off a South African counter attack. The away team has done incredibly well to draw level.
34' India 1-1 South Africa - INDIA win a PENALTY Corner. The ball is injected but poor control from Harjeet and the South Africans are safe.