India vs Australia HIGHLIGHTS, women’s hockey semifinals, Commonwealth Games 2022: India loses to Australia in shoot-out, faces New Zealand in bronze medal match

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India will take on Australia in the semifinals of the women’s hockey match today.

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Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s HIGHLIGHTS of India and Australia’s women’s hockey semifinal match in the Commonwealth Games 2022.

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Summary- India will face New Zealand in the bronze medal match after losing to Australia 3-0 in a controversial penalty shootout in which Australia got the chance to retake the first shot despite Indian goalkeeper Savita saving it since the clock had not been started. Australia scored inside the first 10 minutes of the match but India managed to find the equaliser in the 49th minute and held on to take the match to the shootout. In the first quarter, India failed to attack and make passes making it easy for the Australians. Fourth quarter, saw Australians lose their momentum, giving India a fair chance of equalizing and taking a lead.

AND AUSTRALIA WILL FIGHT IT OUT AGAINST ENGLAND IN THE FINALS, WHILE INDIA WILL FACE NEW ZEALAND IN THE BRONZE MEDAL MATCH ON SUNDAY.

3-0 Navneet fails to score

3-0 Amy Lawton scores

2-0 Neha fails to score

2-0 Nobbs scores, Aussies lead

1-0 Lalremsiami fails to score

1-0 Malone shoots and scores

However, the referee says the clock had not started and hence, Malone gets another chance.

0-0 Malone fails to shoot, Savita saves it.

AUSTRALIA CHANGES ITS GOALKEEPER! BARTRAM COMES IN FOR POWER!

SHOOT OUT

15’- Savita saves two back-to-back attempts of Penalty Corner. ITS A SHOOT-OUT AS INDIA DRAWS WITH AUSTRALIA 1-1!

14’- One minute left. Will the two teams score a winning goal? India concede a penalty corner as Sonika tackles roughly.

12’- Navneet tries to get in but Renee Taylor tackles and cuts out the passing option.

11’- Udita tries to clear the ball, but a hit in for Australia. Indian’s defend well as they get rid of two Aussie back-to-back attacks.

9’- Lalremsiami gets one into the D but the pass is intercepted.

7’- Nobbs gets green card as she plays the ball after the whistle. Can India make the most of it?

6’- PENALTY CORNER FOR INDIA! Sharmila will be the one injecting, Gurjit flicks low but Power saves it.

4’- INDIA LOOKS FOR EQUALISER AND SCORES ONE! AND ITS VANDANA KATARIYA WHO DOES IT AGAIN. SUSHILA CHANU GETS THE BALL STRAIGHT AND KATARIYA DEFLECTS!

2’- Australia counter-attacks but Savita saves a crucial one.

1’- Udita lobs a pass in the air, its intercepted by the Aussies.

FOURTH QUARTER

15’- Australia appeals for foot inside the circle. They keep their referral. Monika saves yet another attempt to goal via a Penalty Corner.

14’- FOUR CONSECUTIVE PENALTY CORNERS FOR AUSTRALIA! THE ATTEMPT FOR TAYLOR GOES WIDE

13’- Sonika gets a stick check for Kershaw and a green card. A save by Savita, but the ball is left dangerously.

12’- Indian defenders fail to get the ball out of the D. But Aussies fail to make use of the opportunity.

10’- Salima Tete makes an attack, but fails to pass to Sangita. Aussies counter-attack as Savita produces a save to her right.

9’- Navneet Kaur flicks the ball to Lalremsiami, but she fails to deflect the ball.

8’- India enjoys ball possession as Australia fail to defend.

6’- Aussies pass but fail to as it gets cut through by Indians. However, they manage to get it from the Indians.

5’- Malone runs in unmarked, had an open ball but mistimes the shot and misses it.

3’- Tonkins tries to cross but Malone tries to deflect it but goes way on top of the goal post.

2’- Sharmila gets it into the D, pushes the ball forward. But didn’t see Vandana near and the its a dead ball.

1’- Push back taken by Australia. Salima Tete trying to enter the Australian D, but the defenders don’t allow it.

THIRD QUARTER

HALF-TIME

15’- ITS HALF TIME. AUSTRALIA STILL LEADS 1-0. India’s availability to be there when the ball carrier is about to pass is something that they still need to work on, apart from lack of penalty corner conversions.

13’- Free hit taken by Australia, but Salima Tete makes it clear for India as they keep ball possession.

12’- Penalty corner flop as they change Gurjit’s position and they end up not scoring a goal and Aussie back to 11 players.

11’- Can India make a difference? Team referral by Australia. PENALTY CORNER FOR INDIA as there is no conclusive evidence whether the ball hit the leg or not!

10’- Video referral by India. They lose their referral as there was no conclusive evidence of a foot involved. Rough tackle on Nisha by Tonkin as a green card is given.

9’-Sangita Kumari tries to score a goal, but Power saves it.

8’- Lobbed pass by the Aussies as Indians retreats back. Creating space on the left lank, unable to keep it in play by Mariah Williams.

6’- Neha gets India a penalty corner as Maddy Fitzpatrick tackles. A brilliant save by Power as Gurjit drag flicks and it fails to reach Vandana who tries to deflect it.

5’- Sushila takes the free hit, Deep Grace passes to the circle but ends up as a long corner.

3’- Quick one touch passing by the Aussies. They near the Indian defence, but unable to make anything out of it.

2’- Navneet tries to put pressure on the Aussie defence as they attack on the right flank.

SECOND QUARTER

15’- India is lacking attacks as they are lacking people to pass to near the Australian D.

14’- Lalremsiami comes forward with an attack, but no one to send it to.

13’- PENALTY CORNER FOR INDIA AS NAVNEET HITS THE BALL INTO THE LEGS OF AN AUSSIE DEFENDERS. A miss by Deep Grace Ekka trying to look for a slaphit!

11’- A PENALTY CORNER FOR AUSSIES AS THE BALL HITS SALIMA TETE’s FOOT. A GREAT SAVE BY MONIKA ON THE GOAL LINE.

10’- ITS A GOAL FOR AUSSIES! LOVELY CROSS BY MARIAH WILLIAMS AS REBECCA GREINER DEFLECTS THE BALL TO THE GOAL!

8’- Navneet Kaur runs to the penalty circle as India gets a PENALTY CORNER. A play on carried on as India had an advantage, but Vandana misses on deflection.

7’- Indians intercept Aussie ball. The ball is struck dangerously and hits an Australian player. The ball takes a stick off Lawton and hits Karri Somerville.

5’- Yet another miss pass by Udita as Australians intercept and enter the D but aren’t able to score and the ball ends up at the backline.

4’- Monika comes in as a substitute. A weak pass by Udita, lucky to get nothing out of that rookies mistake.

3’- Free hit out from India as the ball is intercepted by the Aussies as Gurjit is marked by Tokins.

2’- The ball loops towards Savita, but a pretty brilliant save. Tokins tries to enter Indian D but the ball is played outside.

FIRST QUARTER

Indians win toss and choose to push back

12:43PM- THE PLAYERS ENTER THE COURT!!!!

INDIA’S STARTING XI AGAINST AUSTRALIA

THIS IS HOW INDIA DEFEATED AUSTRALIA TO ENTER THE OLYMPICS SEMIFINALS

When will the match take place?

The two teams are set to square off against each other at 12:45 pm IST.

India Women vs Australia Women head-to-head record

Australia has a huge advantage against India in women’s hockey, having won nine times out of the 13 meetings. India has won just two and two matches ended in a draw.

PREVIEW-

The Indian women’s hockey team would look to draw inspiration from its Tokyo Olympics success when it takes on mighty Australia in the second semifinal of the Commonwealth Games on Friday.

India had stunned Australia 1-0 in the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics last year. And come Friday, the Savita Punia-led side would look to do an encore here.

But it would be easier said than done as Australia are by far the dominant force in the CWG with four gold medals in six editions since hockey’s introduction at the Games in 1998.

The Hockeyroos are in sublime form here having topped their pool with four wins from as many games and that too without conceding a single goal.

India, on the other hand, finished second in Pool A behind hosts England with nine points. India’s only loss (1-3) came against the home team.

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The Indians will have to play out of their skin and chief coach Janneke Schopman would be hoping that her side can produce a clinical performance in all aspects of the game.

The Indian defence, led by skipper Savita and which has the likes of Gurjit Kaur, Udita and Deep Grace Ekka, will have to be on its toes against the fast attacking Australians.

The defence crumbled when put under pressure which was evident in India’s 1-3 loss against England in their last pool match.

Neha Goyal has been a livewire in the link-up between midfield and the forward line but she needs more support.

The strike force too will have to be in its best and the likes of Sharmila Devi, Navneet Kaur and Lalremsiani can’t afford to waste scoring opportunities, especially against a strong Australia, who are yet to concede a goal in the tournament.

Having finished second to New Zealand in the last CWG at home, the Australians would be desperate to return to the top of podium.

In the first semifinal, hosts England will be up against reigning CWG champions New Zealand. 

- PTI

Indian squad
Savita Punia (captain and Goalkeeper), Rajani Etimarpu (Goalkeeper), Deep Grace Ekka (vice-captain), Gurjit Kaur, Nikki Pradhan, Udita, Nisha, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Monika Malik, Neha Goyal, Jyoti, Salima Tete, Vandana Katariya, Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur, Sharmila Devi, Sangita Kumari, Sonika

Where to watch India vs Australia, Commonwealth Games 2022 women’s hockey match?

The India vs Australia, Commonwealth Games 2022 women’s hockey match will be telecast live on Sony Sports Network. Live streaming will be available on Sony LIV.

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