India vs Canada Women’s Hockey HIGHLIGHTS, Commonwealth Games 2022: India faces Australia in semifinals after win against Canada 3-2

Commonwealth Games 2022: Get all the live updates, results from the women’s match between India and Canada on August 3.

India will want to win their last group stage match against Canada, having lost only one match in the Commonwealth Games 2022.

India will want to win their last group stage match against Canada, having lost only one match in the Commonwealth Games 2022. | Photo Credit:

Commonwealth Games 2022: Get all the live updates, results from the women’s match between India and Canada on August 3.

Welcome to Sportstar’s HIGHLIGHTS of the of the women’s hockey Group A match between India and Canada in the Commonwealth Games 2022.

Summary- While both the teams had an equal percentage of ball possession, India’s first quarter goal came in the first few minutes of the game courtesy Salima Tete. Navneet Kaur’s goal gave India an upper edge in the second quarter, but the Canadians came in hard in the second and third quarter leading to India drawing 2-2 after the end of the third quarter. Lalremsiami adds hope to the Indian women’s team as she scores the final goal of the match. India wins 3-2 and will face Australia in the semifinals on Friday. ( REPORT FROM BIRMINGHAM)

15’- Goalkeeper subbed for both teams. 11 field players for both teams. They keep passing on to avoid Canadian attack. AND THE CROWD COUNTS AS INDIA MAKE IT INTO THE SEMIS.

13’- Penalty Corner time for India. It’s Sangita who gets forward, but Navneet hits the foot of Canada. Lalremsiami gets hit and is taken out by the doctors.

12’- Three minutes to go. Vandana charges forward alone, but ends up missing the goalpost.

8’- Vandana misses the shot as India penetrate into the Canadian D.

7’- Canada’s Thompson gets a green card, out for two minutes. Can India make the most off it?

6’- A video referral for whether the ball hit the stick outside the circle or inside. INDIA LOSE REFERRAL. BUT GETS A PENALTY CORNER FEW SECS LATER! LALREMSIAMI GETS THE BALLS IN AS INDIA LEAD 3-2!

4’- Indians counter-attack and the ball tumbles into the goal post by Neha. Video referral by the umpire. A goal is declined due to a stick tackle by the Canadian before the goal was scored.

1’- A lobbed pass from Canada to Stairs

FOURTH QUARTER

15’- Navneet’s action leads her to get Canada’s PC. They get another PC but its saved brilliantly by Monika. Referral by Canada asking for a stick tackle from Udita to Johansen. Canada loss their referral as India gets a free hit out!

13’- India tries to widen the gap as they try to enter the Canadian D.

11’- India seems to have slow down from the first quarter.

9’- PENALTY CORNER FOR CANADA! AS HANNAH HAUGHN SCORES A GOAL OFF REBOUND. CANADA TIES WITH INDIA!

8’- Referee blows whistle and says she doesn’t want to see pushing.

7’- Canada’s ball possession seems to be on the rise as Indians are unable to get into the Canadian D.

5’- Before the Indians get into the defence, Canada stops them.

4’- Canada tries to shift from the right to left flank tries to open up and stop the Indian attack.

2’- Canada fails to get it through the four Indian defenders.

1’- Canada’s pass a bit wobbly, Gurjit lobs it up to her teammate.

THIRD QUARTER

HALF-TIME

15’- Monika tries to execute an attack, but the Canadians get better of her. Indians lose their hold on the game when compared to the first quarter.;

14’- The ball spins and Secco hits but gets it wide off Savita and goal post in the right.

12’- Cecco has it for Canada and hits her own teammates foot in the Indian D as Navneet takes looks for a counter-attack.

10’- Too quick an attack by India for Canada to catch up. But they manage to intercept after a bad pass.

8’- PC FOR CANADA! AND THEY SCORE OFF STAIRS. INDIA STILL LEAD 1-2!

7’- GOAL NUMBER TWO FOR INDIA AS NAVNEET SCORES A GOAL FROM LALREMSIAMI’S PASS! INDIA UP 2-0.

5’- Nisha runs with the ball as she and the Indians enter the Canadian defence. But the ball enters a blank space. Canada to take the possession.

1’- India tackles Canada in their D as Madeline Secco tries to hit the ball in Udita’s feet, but the Indian defender doesn’t let that take place.

SECOND QUARTER

15’- Harris moves the ball off, but it hits India’s foot. Ball possession to Canada. India leads by one goal after first quarter.

13’-Natalie tries to get the ball out of the Canadian half but Lalremsiami and Ekka keep her in check and tackle her.

11’- India intercepts Canadian passes as Gurjit and Deep Grace Ekka cut across the Canadian defenders.

8’- Looks like India’s ball penetration to the circle and attacks were far higher than it was yesterday.

6’- A long corner comes off Harris as the ball yet again press hard looking to score a goal.

5’- Lalremsiami misses an opportunity to score a goal as the ball whizzes past the goal post.

3’- India looks for a foot in the circle as they seek a referral. Ball was dangerous and PENALTY CORNER FOR INDIA! AND INDIA SCORES A GOAL ON THE REBOUND AS SALIMA TAPS IT IN ON THE FAR POST AND INDIA LEAD 1-0!

1’- Trying to score a goal the Indian attack tries to counter the Canadian defence as Rowan Harris, the Canadian keeper saves a shot.

FIRST QUARTER

3:29 PM- THE TWO TEAMS HAVE ASSEMBLED !

INDIA’S STARTING XI VS CANADA

India takes on Canada in its fourth and final group A women’s hockey match at the Commonwealth Games on August 3.

When will the match take place?

The two teams are set to square off against each other at 3:30 pm IST.

India Women vs Canada Women head-to-head record

India and Canada have faced each other 16 times. While India has won 11 times, Canada has managed to emerge victorious only on one occasion. Four matches finished as draw.

PREVIEW-

The Indian women’s  team failed to impress in its first real test of the Commonwealth Games, going down 1-3 to England in a Pool A match on Tuesday.

England found an early goal after Giselle Ansley (3rd minute) got a deflection off a penalty corner into the Indian goal. Tess Howard made it 2-0 in the third quarter (40th), before Hannah Martin scored the team’s third in the fourth and final quarter (53rd).

With few seconds to go for the final hooter, India scored a consolation goal through Vandana Katariya (60th), via a deflection off a penalty corner.

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The home team started on a strong note, making quick moves and dominating possession to put pressure on India.

As early as the second minute of the match, England were awarded a penalty corner. They could not make that count, but capitalised on the next one which they got soon after the first.

Emboldened by an early goal, England continued to dominate possession while looking to put pressure on the tourists with back-to-back attempts from close range.

India defended in numbers, but the midfield looked a bit rusty and under the pump amid England’s relentlessness attack at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash centre.

The Indians regrouped after their first quarter sloppiness but failed to get the goals. As the second quarter started, the Indians took a shot at opposition goal and looked to be aggressive. The second quarter ended in a stalemate with England holding on to the lead and India continuing with their quest for equaliser.

India did better in the second quarter, but they were struggling to go past Madeleine Hinch, who was in the middle of an excellent game before the referee blew the half time whistle.

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That the Indians failed to find the net, despite their confidence and aggression, had a lot to do with England goalkeeper Hinch’s performance. What also didn’t help the Indians’ cause were their sloppy play in the final third.

Even as India looked desperately for the equaliser, it was the home team that scored again, extending their lead and making it 2-0 in the third quarter.

The second goal was a result of great teamwork from England as Hannah Martin provided a perfect assist to Tess Howard who deflected the ball into the Indian goal.

England got a penalty with less than nine minutes remaining, and Martin got a deflection past Indian goalkeeper Savita Punia for the home team’s third goal.

It was a disappointing outing for India who entered the match with revenge on their mind as England defeated them in the bronze medal match in the 2018 CWG edition by a 6-0 margin, denying them a podium finish.

It is also the same English side, which had dashed India’s medal hopes at the Tokyo Olympics last year, beating them 4-3 in the bronze medal play-off match.

Prior to this outing, the Indians had registered back-to-back victories -- 5-0 over Ghana and 3-1 against Wales -- in their first two Pool A matches.

-PTI

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

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

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
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