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Men's Hockey World Cup 2018, Match 2: India vs South Africa, Live Score, Commentary & Updates

INDIA 5 - SOUTH AFRICA 0
Updated: 28 November 2018 20:43 IST - Published: 28 November 2018 19:03 IST
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Thats it from us here - this is Subhashish - join us tomorrow when Argentina face Spain in a Pool A clash at 1700 IST - Good night
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THE HIGH PRESS FROM THE INDIANS WAS EFFECTIVE, THE COORDINATION BETWEEN THE STRIKERS WAS ADMIRABLE ALTHOUGH THE PC ROUTINES COULD HAVE BEEN EXECUTED BETTER - ARE THE INDIANS READY FOR BELGIUM? DO NOT MISS THE BIGGIE ON DECEMBER 2
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"THE ENERGY LEVELS WERE HIGH" SAYS MANPREET WHO THANKS THE ODISHA CROWD
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SIMRANJEET SINGH GETS THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH AWARD - ALTHOUGH MANDEEP AND AKASHDEEP HAVE BEEN JUST AS BRILLIANT
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CHRIS CIRIELLO GETS THE INDIANS IN A HUDDLE - THE OPENING MATCH HAS BEEN DONE AND DUSTED IN STYLE - AND THE RED LIONS ARE UP NEXT!!
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THE FIREWORKS GO OFF IN THE STANDS AS A HAZE OF SMOKE ENGULFS THE KALINGA STADIUM- THE INDIANS HAVE STARTED WITH A BANG 
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FULL TIME: INDIA 5 - SOUTH AFRICA 0
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NO PC SAYS THE VIDEO UMPIRE
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58' SA try one last press - as the clock runs down - SA earn a PC - the Indians want to review the decision
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57' MANDEEP YET AGAIN - CUTS IN- HE HAS BEEN BRILLIANT TONIGHT - CANNOT ADVANCE INTO THE STRIKING CIRCLE
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55' NILAKANTA ATTEMPTS TO WEAVE HIS WAY FORWARD DOWN THE FLANK - THE SA DEEP DEFENCE IS UP TO THE TASK
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53' AMIT ROHIDAS LIMPS AWAY - THE INDIANS WILL HOPE ITS NOT TOO SERIOUS
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51' HARMANPREET ADVANCES DOWN THE RIGHT - AFTER SOUTH AFRICA MANAGED TO TEST SREEJESH IN GOAL
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49' MANDEEP CUTS IN WITH A BRILLIANT SOLO RUN - FAILS TO CONTROL THE BALL IN THE CIRCLE
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NO DAMAGE DONE THOUGH AS THE FLICK IS WIDE!!!
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48' INDIA EARN A PC 
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INDIA 5 - SOUTH AFRICA 0
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SIMRANJEET SCORES HIS SECOND AS HE FIRES A DEFLECTION IN - INDIA GET THEIR FIFTH
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46' INDIA EARN A PC THANKS TO LALIT 
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THE INDIANS APPEAR TO HAVE DONE ENOUGH TO PLAY SOUTH AFRICA OUT OF THE CONTEST - FANTASTIC WORK BY MANDEEP AND AKASHDEEP WHO HAVE BEEN OUTSTANDING ALL EVENING - LALIT GETS HIS NAME ON THE SCORESHEET - THE CROWD REJOICE!!
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INDIA 4 - SOUTH AFRICA 0
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44' AKASHDEEP DELIVERS A SUPERB ASSIST TO LALIT - LALIT NEVER MISSES THOSE - INDIA SEAL THE DEAL
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INDIA 3 - SOUTH AFRICA 0
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43' MANDEEP DISPLAYS HIS EXCEPTIONAL SKILLS AS HE DARTS FORWARD AND SETS SIMRANJEET UP WHO FINDS THE BACK OF THE NET!!!
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THE INDIANS JUST ABOUT MANAGE TO KEEP THE BALL OUT OF HARMS WAY
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42' Simranjeet advances down the left showing off his 3D skills - one-handed - but SA earn a PC at the other end!!
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40' Ciriello and Harendra look on - great chance for the South Africans to get back - they earn a long corner 
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38' The South Africans exerting lots of pressure on the Indian ball carriers who cannot find a way through 
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36' South Africa attempt a counter - the Indian strikers fall back quickly 
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35' The Indians attempt to build down the center past a crowded midfield - Harendra's boys unable to head forward
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34' A scrappy game on as both sides attempt to find space in vain
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MANPREET PUSHES - INDIA MAKE A MESS OF THE PC
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33' SUMIT EARNS A PC FOR INDIA 
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31' The second-half action begins - Hardik gets in to the thick of things - unable to find the space to manuever
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"WE NEED BETTER DECISION-MAKING IN THE CIRCLE" SAYS HARENDRA SINGH
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THE CANADIANS MANAGED TO COME BACK IN THE SECOND HALF AS BELGIUM LET DOWN THEIR GUARD- WILL HARENDRA'S BOYS ATTEMPT TO INCREASE THE TALLY???
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EIGHTEEN CIRCLE PENETRATIONS AND EIGHT SHOTS ON GOAL FOR INDIA - SIX CIRCLE ENTRIES FOR THE AFRICAN SIDE WITH JUST ONE SHOT ON GOAL
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MANDEEP SINGH'S EXCEPTIONAL POACHING SKILLS HELPED INDIA GET THE LEAD AFTER A RELENTLESS HIGH PRESS IN THE OPENING MINUTES - AKASHDEEP ADDED TO THE TALLY BUT THE SOUTH AFRICANS ARE HOLDING THE INDIANS BACK AFTER REGAINING THEIR COMPOSURE- HOW WILL THE SECOND HALF PLAY OUT??
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HALF-TIME: INDIA 2 - SOUTH AFRICA 0
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29' The Indians playing down the clock as half-time beckons 
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28' South Africa look more composed than before - the Indians unable to continue the high press
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26' Sumit and Nilakanta try a quick one-two in the SA circle - fail to get a shot on goal though
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25' Akashdeep has a chance to break forward - fails to latch on to the ball
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24' Lalit scampers ahead on the right - Nilakanta unable to read Manpreet's pass in the striking circle
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22' Harmanpreet advancing deep into South African territory - quick turnover - Sreejesh called into action as SA take a shot on goal
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21' SA keep pressing down the left flank - the Indian midfield solid as ever denying them the space the need
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20' Simranjeet finds space in the SA circle - India have a chance to take a shot on goal 
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INDIA TRY A CLEVER VARIATION - FAIL TO GET THE ROUTINE RIGHT
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18' South Africa attempt to advance - Varun intercepts - India earn a PC at the other end 
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16' Sumit and Mandeep continue their rampaging runs - the South African defence holds firm