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Women's Hockey World Cup 2018, Pool B: India vs Ireland, Live Match Updates

INDIA 0 - IRELAND 1
Updated: 26 July 2018 20:06 IST - Published: 26 July 2018 16:12 IST
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INDIA HAD THEIR CHANCES WITH THE PC's BUT THE IRISH RUNNERS DID WELL TO CLOSE THE ANGLES AND AYEISHA McFERRAN WAS BRILLIANT IN GOAL - IT ISN'T OVER FOR INDIA - THEY CAN STILL MAKE IT VIA THE PLAYOFFS, BUT WILL NEED TO BEAT THE USA IN THEIR LAST POOL MATCH.
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THE INDIANS LOOKED A LOT SLOWER, LESS SMARTER, A LOT LESS CREATIVE, AND LESS INTENSE THAN THE IRISH IN THE SWELTERING 33-DEGREE HEAT. RANI HAD OPINED THAT INDIA WOULD RELISH THE CONDITIONS BUT IT WAS THE IRISH WHO SEEMED TO COME ALIVE AND OUTPLAYED THE INDIANS IN EVERY DEPARTMENT
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IRELAND, THE SECOND LOWEST-RANKED TEAM IN THE TOURNAMENT ARE THE FIRST TO QUALIFY FOR THE QUARTERFINAL 
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FULL TIME: INDIA 0 - IRELAND 1
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58' The Irish have been brilliant in their marking and with their interceptions today. India have been well and truly outplayed.
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57' Rani takes a hit herself instead of passing to Vandana who was in a great position to take a crack at goal. Ayeisha McFerran has shown she cannot be beaten with those. 
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India take Savita off - all eleven players into the attack now!!
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Reena injects, Deep Grace takes the flick after a dummy by Gurjit - but that does not work either.
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53' Reena Khokar wins a PC for India.
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52' The Indians are just not able to get forward in numbers to trouble the Irish defence. NICOLA EVANS MISSES A SITTER IN FRONT OF AN OPEN GOAL.
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50' The Indians seem to be wilting in the heat here, while the Irish seem to be relishing the atmosphere.
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48' Monika is denied a circle entry as the Irish double team brilliantly. 
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46' Nicola Daly has been pretty much everywhere today and here she is in the attack yet again. 
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TIME AND OPTIONS RUNNING OUT FOR INDIA - THEY ARE SIMPLY NOT AS FAST, AS SHARP, OR AS CREATIVE AS THE IRISH - AT LEAST NOT TODAY-- CAN SJOERD MARIJNE GET HIS TEAM GOING WITH FIFTEEN MINUTES TO GO?
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END OF Q3: INDIA 0 - IRELAND 1
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THEY SIMPLY CANNOT - IN SPITE OF TRYING SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR A CHANGE - FREE OUT TO IRELAND.
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44' INDIA EARN THEIR SIXTH PC -- CAN THEY GET IT RIGHT???
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42' The Indians just not as quick today as their Irish counterparts. What can they differently?? The PCs are not working.
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40' Flanagan on fire as she storms into the Indian circle - Ireland look positively dangerous
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INDIA EARN YET ANOTHER PC BUT THE IRISH FEEL THE BALL WAS DANGEROUS -- THE REFEREE FEELS MUCH THE SAME - FREE OUT TO IRELAND
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37' india have a PC-- GOOD FLICK BY GURJIT BUT THE IRISH GOALIE DIVES WELL TO EFFECT A GREAT SAVE - PC AGAIN FOR INDIA.
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35' The Indians are unable to match the Irish who are stealing the balls from the Indian midfielders and denying space to attack.
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34' Nicola Evans at the other end does well to weave her way into the Indian circle. Lucky for India that she is unable to get a good cross in.
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33' Udita finds Vandana unmarked in the circle, but the Irish defenders swoop in from behind to dispossess Vandana. 
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31' India need to display a lot more urgency and purpose to move ahead. The Indians have not shown the intensity which they did in the opener.  
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IRELAND'S PC VARIATION WOULD HAVE TAKEN THE BEST OF SIDES BY SURPRISE, AND THE EXECTION WAS IMMACULATE. INDIA NEEDS A BIT OF THE SAME WITH THEIR SHORT CORNERS.
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ANNA O'FLANAGAN HAS GIVEN IRELAND A VITAL LEAD OFF A PC - INDIA WITH THEIR TASK CUT OUT FOR THE SECOND HALF. THE INDIANS DID APPLY SOME GOOD PRESSURE AT THE END OF THE Q2, BUT HAVE NOT REALLY MANAGED TO GET A LETHAL SHOT ON TARGET. ON THE WHOLE, IRELAND LOOKING JUST A LITTLE BETTER IN DEFENCE, AND A TRIFLE MORE DANGEROUS IN THE STRIKING CIRCLE. THE INDIAN GIRLS NEED TO SHOW A LOT MORE CHARACTER AND SOME CREATIVITY TO COME FROM BEHIND IN Q3.
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HALF-TIME: INDIA 0 - IRELAND 1
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29' Ball stolen from Udita in the left flank- Ireland look dangerous whenever they gain possession and will go into half-time with the lead.
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27' The Irish crowd getting in behind their team with vociferous chants here. The Indians could do with some inspiration - UDITA HAS A GREAT CHANCE TO DEFLECT -- SHOOTS WIDE!!!!
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26' LILIMA IN FRONT OF GOAL GETS A SHOT IN -- BUT AYEISHA MCFERRAN IS SOLID AS EVER IN GOAL
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Reena Khokar to inject - GURJIT'S FLICK SAVED ON THE LINE BY MATTHEWS!!!! Things are just not going India's way here.
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24' PC for India after some superb work by Rani in the Irish circle.
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22' Great press by Ireland again, the Indians lucky to get away with this one.
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20' The Irish exerting relentless pressure - India on the backfoot here.
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INDIA LIVE DANGEROUSLY - YET ANOTHER PC FOR IRELAND
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18' PC FOR IRELAND - DANGER AGAIN FOR INDIA!!!
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17'  The Indians need to find a goal soon to get back in the match - what can Marijne do? 
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END OF Q1: IRELAND HAVE THE LEAD AFTER A FANTASTIC PC ROUTINE - INDIA HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO CONVERT TWO OF THEIRS. CAN MARIJNE'S GIRLS FIND A WAY BACK?? 
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14' Rani gets a great cross in but none of the Indian strikers can get a touch. 
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INDIA 0 - IRELAND 1
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13' India have a PC, to no avail!!!!
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FANTASTIC PC ROUTINE BY THE IRISH, THE INDIANS HAD NO CLUE WHAT WAS COMING 
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12' PC for Ireland. O'FLANAGAN SCORES - REFEREE WANTS A REFERRAL.
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10' Gurjit is calm as ever as the Irish press high. Ball cleared out of danger.
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8' Ireland build up an attack through the left flank but the Indian defence is up to the task.
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6' Great work by Udita outside the Irish 25, but an infringement by India in the circle foils the attack.
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5' The Irish trying to find space with long vertical balls - unable to get far. India get a great ball into the circle but Navneet unable to connect.
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3 INDIA EARN A PC - THEIR FIRST OF THE TOURNAMENT -- BUT GREAT DEFENDING BY THE IRISH RUNNER BLOCKS OFF THE SHOT.
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