Live Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2018: India vs Ireland, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedMar 09, 2018 17:03 IST

India 2-3 Ireland; Full Time


17:03 (IST)9 MAR 2018

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17:02 (IST)9 MAR 2018

Full Time
India started the game on a strong note finding an early break in Q1. But it was Ireland who came back strong after going down twice to eventually emerge as winners. With the loss, India loses all their hopes of qualification as they could garner only one win in their campaign. 

Score: India 2-3 Ireland

16:58 (IST)9 MAR 2018

60'  Ramandeep gets a shot in as he tries his best to pull one back for India in the dying minutes but the shot is unsuccessful as the referee blows the whistle. It's all over for the Men in Blue as they crash out of the tournament with the loss.

16:57 (IST)9 MAR 2018

58' India struggling to find the back of the net as Ireland sit deep in their half to avoid conceding any late goals

16:54 (IST)9 MAR 2018

56' Impeccable ball control from Simranjeet as he wins a penalty corner for India. Varun Kumar with a strong flick but the shot is just shy of the goal. India still trail by a single goal

16:50 (IST)9 MAR 2018

55' Rohidas tries an encore of his goal but the ball sails high over the bar this time around

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54' PC to India. Can they capitalize on it?

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53' A surging run from Sumit Kumar through the middle but the counter is negated by a strong Irish defense. Important tackle by Lee Cole as India break at pace. 

16:47 (IST)9 MAR 2018

51' India will need to find two more goals if they wish to stay in the hunt as they look desperate to beat a cautious Irish defense

16:45 (IST)9 MAR 2018

50' A good passage of pressure for India as Ireland defends with their sticks down. However no clear-cut chances from India yet in this final quarter

16:45 (IST)9 MAR 2018

48' Ramandeep and Sardar Singh combine well right at the edge of the box but the danger is averted as the ball is pushed out for a long corner

16:42 (IST)9 MAR 2018

46' Q4 begins as India trail by a slim margin in the final quarter. Will they overturn the deficit and win this game?

16:40 (IST)9 MAR 2018

End of Q3
India seems to have lost the plot in this quarter with a lacklustre defense as they trail in the game for the first time.

Score India 2 - 3 Ireland

16:38 (IST)9 MAR 2018

44' An ambitious attempt from Sardar Singh from distance but the ball is pushed out for a long corner

16:35 (IST)9 MAR 2018

42' Gooooaaall!!

Ireland has taken the lead for the first time in the game. PC drag by O’Donoghue and Lee Cole gets the deflection in front of the keeper.

Score: India 2-3 Ireland

16:34 (IST)9 MAR 2018

41' PC to Ireland after Murray is brought down inside the D.
Ireland with a chance to go up. Can they make it count?

16:32 (IST)9 MAR 2018

39' Team India gets close due to Gurjant Singh's run but the shot does not find its way in past Carr.

16:30 (IST)9 MAR 2018

38' Chancee!!!
Talwinder with a commendable effort. Does well under pressure to create space and squeeze in a shot but it sails just inches wide of the post.

16:27 (IST)9 MAR 2018

36' Goooooaaalll!!

India gives away an easy goal as Ireland are back on level terms. Shimmins pass into the circle and Murray gets in front of his marker for the deflection.

India 2-2 Ireland

16:25 (IST)9 MAR 2018

33' Ireland looking to build it from the back but no potential threats yet.

16:21 (IST)9 MAR 2018

31' And the second half is underway as India kicks it off from the middle. 

16:19 (IST)9 MAR 2018

Half Time
Aggressive play from both the teams but it was India who found the early break courtesy Ramandeep's goal. Though Ireland found the equalizer in the Q2, Amit Rohidas stepped up for India to put them back in the lead from a penalty corner.

India will be keen to maintain their lead when they come back from the break, while Ireland looks to be creative in the midfield to penetrate the Indian defense.   

16:12 (IST)9 MAR 2018

30' End of Q2

Donoghue hits a strong drag flick aiming the top corner but Karkera shows good reflexes to keep the ball out as the referee blows the whistle for halftime

16:10 (IST)9 MAR 2018

30' PC awarded to Ireland right on the brink of half time
Can the Irish make it count?

16:09 (IST)9 MAR 2018

29' A bursting counter from India as Ramandeep lays it off to Talwinder who makes an ambitious reverse attempt but only finds the side netting

16:07 (IST)9 MAR 2018

27' India looking to get one more into the net before the halftime as they aim to establish their dominion over the bottom-placed Irish team

16:05 (IST)9 MAR 2018

26' Goooallll!!!!

India has reclaimed the lead as Amit Rohidas register his third goal of the tournament. A confident top corner finish from the Indian as the Men in Blue convert yet another PC

16:03 (IST)9 MAR 2018

23' Gooaaal!!!

Free hit to Ireland outside D and they convert it finally. A wonderful finish from Shane o Donochue who hits it cleanly over Suraj Karkera's left shoulder to bring Ireland back into the game. 

16:00 (IST)9 MAR 2018

22' Lot of passes taking place in this quarter. No team has been able to create a clearcut chance.  

15:55 (IST)9 MAR 2018

20' Ramandeep penalized with a green card. Its 2 minutes on the bench for him.

15:55 (IST)9 MAR 2018

17' Confusion after Irish players claims that the ball has hit the hand of an Indian defender. The referee goes upstairs for video referral which overturns the allegations

15:51 (IST)9 MAR 2018

16' Lakra with a brilliant stick control and lays it off to Talwinder Singh on the right but he ends up losing possession. A nice looking move but danger averted as the Irish players breathe easy

15:49 (IST)9 MAR 2018

End of Q1

India has looked the better team this afternoon, creating more chances than their opponents. They currently lead by one goal, courtesy Ramandeep's sliding finish. 

Ireland will need to be more clinical in the next quarter if they have to find a way back.

15:47 (IST)9 MAR 2018

13' India playing a high line to deny Ireland playing it from the back. The Irish looking desperate to find the equalizer but are failing to penetrate the Indian defense.

15:44 (IST)9 MAR 2018

12' Rohidas with a bursting run on the right flank who lays it off to Sumit Kumar but he hits the side net.

15:42 (IST)9 MAR 2018

11' Yet another PC to India after the ball hits the foot of an Irish defender. However, the Sardar Singh led team fails to capitalize on the set-piece this time.

15:40 (IST)9 MAR 2018

10' Gooooaaaall!!!

And India does convert it from the PC. Amit Rohidas with a strong drag flick but it's Ramandeep Singh who slides in to guide the ball into the net

India1-0 Ireland

15:39 (IST)9 MAR 2018

10' Penalty corner to India. Can the Men in Blue convert it?

15:37 (IST)9 MAR 2018

8' Ireland maintaining a strong defensive shape and not allowing India much chances

15:37 (IST)9 MAR 2018

7' A lot of exchange of possession in the middle but no clear-cut chances yet

15:35 (IST)9 MAR 2018

5' It's been a slow start for both the sides tonight. A bit of sluggish play from midfield. Let's hope that the quality of the game improves later on.

15:35 (IST)9 MAR 2018

3' India have negotiated the early onslaught from the opponents, and are now looking to attack the Irish goal. However, Ireland has defended with cohesion, making circle penetrations difficult for the Indians.

15:34 (IST)9 MAR 2018

1' And we are underway as India kicks it off from the middle

15:34 (IST)9 MAR 2018

Here's how the India lineup today

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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the India vs Ireland game. The national anthems are done, and we are ready to get the match underway!

13:49 (IST)9 MAR 2018

India will be looking to take on Ireland in their penultimate group stage match 2018 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup at the Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium in Ipoh, Malaysia, today.
The Indians have been on a mixed bag of form in Malaysia this year, having suffered losses at the hands of Argentina and Australia in their first two group stage matches. 
However, the Men in Blue got back to their winning ways on Wednesday, when they beat a resolute Malaysian side 5-1. Although this did not bring about much change in their rankings on the group table, the victory did put the Indians back in contention for a place in the bronze medal match. 
There is also a slender hope for India to make it to the final, if they beat Ireland, and if Argentina lose at the hands of Australia, and if Malaysia and England play out a draw in their respective matches. 

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