India A hockey team hold South Korea 2-2

India A forward Gurjant Singh helped the home team equalise in the ninth minute through a splendid field goal to end the first quarter in a 1-1 stalemate.

Gurjant Singh. (File Photo)   -  The Hindu Archives

The Indian men’s A team rallied twice to hold South Korea to a 2-2 draw in the fifth and final practice hockey match played at the Sports Authority of India on Monday.

South Korea began well with an early third minute goal converted by drag-flicker Jang Jonghyun.

India A forward Gurjant Singh helped the home team equalise in the ninth minute through a splendid field goal to end the first quarter in a 1-1 stalemate.

The visitors continued their good form into the second quarter, creating potential opportunities to score.

In the 23rd minute, an infringement by Indian defender saw South Korea win a penalty corner which was converted by Jang Jonghyun to take a 2-1 lead.

A structured defence saw South Korea hold on to the lead all through the second and third quarter.

However, a penalty corner in the 50th minute saw India A equalise the scoreline through drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh’s goal.

Support Sportstar


Dear Reader,

Support our journalism — where text and pictures intermingle so seamlessly — and help us scale up your experience as the world changes around us. Your contribution is vital to our brand of uninfluenced, boots-on-the-ground reportage that’s worth your while. Clickbait sensationalism is not for us, but editorial independence is — we owe it to you.

  Dugout videos