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Women's Hockey World Cup 2018, Crossovers: India vs Italy, Live Match Updates

INDIA 3 - ITALY 0
Updated: 01 August 2018 00:01 IST - Published: 31 July 2018 21:06 IST
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Good night, that's it from us here. This is Subhashish signing off -- Join us for the big one on Thursday as India meet Ireland to fight it out for a place in the semifinals of the World Cup. 
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SJOERD MARIJNE, CR KUMAR, AND THE COACHING STAFF HAVE THE INDIAN GIRLS IN A POST-MATCH HUDDLE!!! THE INDIANS DID MISS A FEW CHANCES BUT IN SPITE OF THE THRILLS AND SPILLS MANAGED TO WIN COMFORTABLY!!!
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INDIA HAVE BEEN CALM, COMPOSED, AND DOMINANT AS WELL - RANI THANKS THE CROWD - ITS INDIA VS IRELAND IN THURSDAY'S QUARTERFINAL!!!!
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FULL TIME: INDIA 3 - ITALY 0
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59' HIGH FIVES ON THE INDIAN BENCH!!!!! ITALY MISS ONE LAST CHANCE - INDIA ARE THROUGH TO THE QUARTERFINALS!!!!!
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58' Italy have a long corner - this may just be the last chance they have to get a goal - Gurjit clears
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57' Irrespective of the result Chirico has been brilliant - Ireland keep trying for a consolation goal
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55' CHIRICO SAVES AS NAVJOT CANNOT GET ENOUGH POWER ON THE SHOT!!!!!
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INDIA 3 - ITALY 0
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REENA INJECTS - GURJIT FLICKS - VANDANA GETS A DEFLECTION IN --- GOAAAAL FOR INDIA!!!!
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AND ANOTHER --- AFTER GURJIT FINDS A FOOT
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PC FOR INDIA!!!!
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53' The Italians manage to peg the Indians back in their own circle but not able to get a shot on target
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51' ITALY HAVE A GREAT CHANCE BUT JASBEER SINGH SHOOTS WIDE
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49' Italy manage to enter the Indian circle off a free hit but cannot inflict any damage.
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48' GOOD DEFENCE FROM ITALY TO STOP RANI FIRST AND THEN VANDANA FROM GETTING A SHOT ON GOAL!!!!
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47' The Italians advance yet again - pressing hard now - Wybierlaska advances, the Indian defence is far too good.
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Wybierlaska tries a shot but Savita saves!!!!
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46' PC FOR ITALY --- OOOPPSS!!!!!
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NAVNEET MISSED AT LEAST ONE SITTER BUT THE INDIANS LOOKING THE BETTER SIDE - THEY HAVE A TWO-GOAL CUSHION - SURELY NOW!!! 
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END OF Q3: INDIA 2 - ITALY 0
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GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL FOR INDIA AFTER A MELEE - VANDANA GETS THE FINAL TOUCH
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THE BALL IS IN THE NET - BUT THE REFEREE WANTS TO REFER - WILL INDIA'S GOAL STAND????
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RANI EARNS A PC FOR INDIA
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44' Mirabella does well to intercept a pass from Rani intended for Vandana - the Italians unable to penetrate the Indian midfield after they try an attack down the center
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43' The Indians knocking the ball around in midfield, trying to play the clock down - now pressing hard too- can they find a second goal????
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REENA TO INJECT - RANI TRIES A SHOT WHICH IS BLOCKED
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41' INDIA EARN YET ANOTHER A PC AFTER A STICK CHECK
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39' Deliberately, or otherwise, the Indians a bit slower in the field - Rani tries to get a shot in - unable to connect
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37' Deepika does well to weave her way into the circle but Chirico does well to advance and clear 
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35' The Indians have to do better with their finishing - they now advance a wee-bit slowly after foiling an Italian attack
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DEEPIKA TAKES A SHOT WHICH IS WIDE OFF TARGET
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34' NAVNEET MISSES TWO IN A ROW BUT INDIA WANT A REFERRAL FOR A FOOT IN THE CIRCLE- THEY GET THEIR PC!!!!
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33' The Indians launch an attack of their own. NAVNEET SHOOTS WIDE IN FRONT OF AN OPEN GOAL!!!!!!!!
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31' The Italians into the attack right away with Garaffo and Mirabella. They try the right flank first but Deep Grace is solid as ever. Jasbeer SIngh tries the left flank too- to no avail
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THE SECOND HALF ACTION IS ABOUT TO BEGIN - CAN INDIA INCREASE THEIR TALLY??
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IN SPITE OF A ONE-GOAL LEAD, SJOERD MARIJNE FELT THE INDIAN GIRLS WERE NOT DOING ENOUGH AT THE END OF Q1 AND THEY UPPED THE ANTE A FAIR BIT IN Q2 LAUNCHING A BARRAGE OF ATTACKS - UDITA FAILED TO TRAP WITH ONLY GOALIE CHIRICO TO BEAT - BUT THE INDIANS HAVE LOOKED THE BETTER TEAM WITH THE BACK FOUR CALM AND COMPOSED AS EVER
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HALF TIME: INDIA 1 - ITALY 0
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28' Singh shows her exceptional skill yet again but the Italians seem to be unable to manufacture the right passes
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26' The Italians doing all they can to try and find the equalizer - the Indian defenders calm and mature as ever - refusing to be done in
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24' Jasbeer Singh tries a brilliant solo run to penetrate the Indian defence - the run is spectacular but she cannot find a teammate ahead of her.
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23' Mirabella again - tries the right flank this time, gets a good pass in but the ball is cleared out of harms way
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22'  Wybieralska manages a good steal but the Indian defence is as solid as ever.
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21' The Indians stepping up a couple of gears with a two good attacks but unable to get the vital final touch in the circle 
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19' UDITA FAILS TO TRAP THE BALL IN THE CIRCLE WITH ONLY GOALIE CHIRICO TO BEAT - WILL THAT PROVE COSTLY FOR INDIA???
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18' Mirabella attempts yet again to set up a good move for Italy but her pass is not accurate enough
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16' Sjoerd Marijne wants the Indians to attack more - and they do so right away - Chrico effects a good save for the Italians
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LILIMA AND LALREMSIAMI COMBINE WELL TO GIVE INDIA THE LEAD - ITS THE MIZO LIVEWIRE WHO DEFLECTS THE BALL IN - INDIA HAVE THE LEAD AFTER A SHORT PERIOD OF PRESSURE FROM THE ITALIANS
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END OF Q1: INDIA 1 - ITALY 0
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14' The Indians applying a lot of pressure in the dying minutes of the first quarter. The Italians, however, give a sizzling display of their speed as they enter the Indian circle in a flash. No damage done