- August 07, 2023 22:55Full Time: IND 3-2 KOR
India goes to the top of the points table with the win. It had to work hard but it held on through the end to prevail.
- August 07, 2023 22:22IND 3-2 KOR - 4th quarter
Hardik and Jugraj run the clock down by keeping the ball near the corner of the field in the Korea half.
- August 07, 2023 22:21IND 3-2 KOR - 4th quarter
Korea gets a circle entry but Cheoleon Park commits a foul and the chance goes begging.
- August 07, 2023 22:17IND 3-2 KOR - 4th quarter
Jihun Yang sounds the board! It is 3-2. Sends the drag flick into the bottom right corner. 02:55 left in the contest and it is going to be a cracker of a finish.
- August 07, 2023 22:16IND 3-1 KOR - 4th quarter
Sreejesh makes a double save but Korea has another shot at scoring as it wins a penalty corner.
- August 07, 2023 22:10IND 3-1 KOR - 4th quarter
India again spot on with its rushing. Harmanpreet and Manpreet put up a solid defence and keep Jihun Yang at bay.
- August 07, 2023 22:06IND 3-1 KOR - 4th quarter
Another penalty corner for Korea. Jigwang Hyun’s shot from the right flank hits Jarmanpreet on the foot.
- August 07, 2023 22:04IND 3-1 KOR - 4th quarter
A double save by Jaehyeon Kim. He first saves Mandeep’s tomahawk from close range. Sukhjeet gets to the rebound and Kim denies him too.
- August 07, 2023 22:00IND 3-1 KOR - 4th quarter
Korea with a series of penalty corners. Amit Rohidas and Manpreet doing a phenomenal job at rushing the Korea battery. The fourth attempt ends the sequence as Jang hits it off target.
- August 07, 2023 21:56IND 3-1 KOR - 4th quarter
MISS! Harmanpreet’s stroke is saved by Jaehyeon Kim with a dive to his right.
- August 07, 2023 21:55IND 3-1 KOR - 4th quarter
India wins a penalty corner. Harmanpreet’s drag flick comes off the foot of Jang at the line which yields a penalty stroke for India.
- August 07, 2023 21:51IND 3-1 KOR - 3rd quarter
India manages to extend its lead in the third period. Still no reason to get complacent and lose shape.
In the final minutes of the quarter, Hardik gave away possession a couple of times which nearly proved fatal.
- August 07, 2023 21:50IND 3-1 KOR - 3rd quarter
SHOT! Akashdeep Singh takes aim at the goal from the right side of the circle. The reverse stick slap is saved.
- August 07, 2023 21:47IND 3-1 KOR - 3rd quarter
India enters the circle and Mandeep plays a ball in front of goal to Karthi and Sukhjeet. The Korea custodian gets in the way and denies a clear shot. India appeals for a penalty corner but to no avail.
- August 07, 2023 21:39IND 3-1 KOR - 3rd quarter
Korea misses another chance! It is a penalty corner which Jang takes. An Indian stick deflects it off target.
- August 07, 2023 21:38IND 3-1 KOR - 3rd quarter
Earlier in the quarter, Harmanpreet Singh conceded a sloppy corner as he failed to trap a pass from his teammate. The strike from Jonghyun Jang missed the target to save the Indian captain the blushes.
- August 07, 2023 21:35IND 3-1 KOR - 3rd quarter
Mandeep Singh scores! He gets a pass into the circle from the right wing. Although, his tomahawk is mistimed, it beats the keeper.
- August 07, 2023 21:20HALF TIME: IND 2-1 KOR
India ends the second period with an advantage. Harmanpreet and Nilakanta scored the two goals. Korea has put up a fight though. It is making it difficult for India to get space in the final third. At 2-1, the Koreans are pretty much in the game.
- August 07, 2023 21:16IND 2-1 KOR - 2nd quarter
A green card for Amit Rohidas for a stick check.
- August 07, 2023 21:13IND 2-1 KOR - 2nd quarter
India has another penalty corner after Mandeep is not given five yards of space to collect an aerial.
But Harmanpreet’s drag runs wide of the left post.
- August 07, 2023 21:09IND 2-1 KOR - 2nd quarter
Harmanpreet Singh puts India on top again! India won a penalty corner and the captain nails it to the right side of Jaehyeon Kim.
- August 07, 2023 21:08IND 1-1 KOR - 2nd quarter
India dominating. First, Varun Kumar’s slap into the circle hits off the post. Hardik then tries to play an aerial to Akashdeep which misses the latter by a whisker.
- August 07, 2023 21:03IND 1-1 KOR - 2nd quarter
CHANCE! Mandeep misses! Sukhjeet gets low and slashes a ball into the circle from the left flank. Mandeep is stationed just perfectly to get a deflection but he sends it wide.
- August 07, 2023 21:02IND 1-1 KOR - 2nd quarter
Gurjant found space to move into the circlee, but the forward gets ahead of the ball and losses it to a Korean player.
- August 07, 2023 20:55IND 1-1 KOR - 1st quarter
Korea equalises in the 12th minute. Manjae Jung feeds Sunghyun Kim at the top of the circle, who turns and fires a shot past Pathak.
- August 07, 2023 20:52IND 1-0 KOR - 1st quarter
CHANCE! Sukhjeet and Akashdeep both try to get a shot at a loose ball but cannot.
- August 07, 2023 20:48IND 1-0 KOR - 1st quarter
India gets the lead. Sukhjeet with mind blowing stick work in the circle. He cuts it back and Nilakanta makes no mistake in scooping it into the net.
- August 07, 2023 20:44IND 0-0 KOR - 1st quarter
Hardik Singh with the first foray into the Korea circle but the ball is snapped off him.
- August 07, 2023 20:41IND 0-0 KOR - 1st quarter
India with possession to start the first quarter.
- August 07, 2023 20:40Pushback
Anthems done, it is time for hockey!
- August 07, 2023 20:31A chance to make the semifinals
If India gets the win tonight against Korea, it will advance to the semifinals of the Asian Champions Trophy. Only Malaysia has sealed a place so far.
- August 07, 2023 20:27India vs Korea Lineups
IND: Krishan Bahadur Pathak, Varun Kumar, Jarmanpreet Singh, Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Gurjant Singh, Mandeep Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Sumit, Shamsher Singh, Akashdeep Singh
KOR: Jaehyeon Kim, Manjae Jung, Jungjun Lee, Woo Cheon Ji, Cheoloean Park, Hyeseung Lee, Sunghyun Kim, Seunghoon Lee, Hyeongjin Kim, Jonghyun Jang, Juyoung Lee.
- August 07, 2023 19:53PAK 2-1 CHN - FULL-TIME
Pakistan gets a first win of the tournament and moves 4th. China is out of semifinal contention.
- August 07, 2023 19:53PAK 2-1 CHN - 58th min
Pakistan living dangerously. E Wenshui finds Guo unmarked inside the circle but he takes too much time on the ball and fails to get a shot on goal.
- August 07, 2023 19:48PAK 2-1 CHN - 54th min
Jiesheng with a slap shot from the right and the ball fizzes past everyone at the far post area.
- August 07, 2023 19:45PAK 2-1 CHN - 52nd min
It’s the 52nd minute of the match and the Pakistani players are hunting the Chinese players on the ball all over the pitch.
They probably got a rollicking from the coach after how they started the third quarter.
- August 07, 2023 19:28PAK 2-1 CHN - 39th min
GOAAAL! And just like that, Pakistan is ahead again! They are back to its full compliment of players and they move the ball around slowly before finding Bhutta in the circle, who flicks it onto Rana, who squares it for Afraz to redirect it into goal.
- August 07, 2023 19:24PAK 1-1 CHN - 36th min
Abdul Shahid offers a rare spark for Pakistan in this quarter. He once again makes room inside the circle and fires a shot at goal which is saved. The rebound falls to him and he flashes it wide.
Rehman is back after his 2 minute suspension.
- August 07, 2023 19:21PAK 1-1 CHN - 33rd min
What is Pakistan doing? Abdul Rehman now gets a green card and Pakistan is down to 8 outfielders!
- August 07, 2023 19:19PAK 1-1 CHN - 32nd min
GOAAAL! China equalises from the penalty corner! Jiesheng Gao arrows in his dragflick past the defenders and the keeper!
- August 07, 2023 19:18PAK 1-0 CHN - 32nd min
Ahtisham Aslam receives a yellow card and Pakistan is down to 9 outfielders.
- August 07, 2023 19:17PAK 1-0 CHN - 31st min
Abdul Shahid with another dribble from the right and his snapshot goes wide.
- August 07, 2023 19:06PAK 1-0 CHN - HALF-TIME
Pakistan goes into the half-time with a 1-0 lead. At the risk of repeating myself, Pakistaj needs to have a better second half after two successive poor second periods which cost it 4 points.
- August 07, 2023 19:00PAK 1-0 CHN - 23rd min
Muhammad Khan (15) with a dragflick again but this time Caiyu makes the save.
- August 07, 2023 18:58PAK 1-0 CHN - 22nd min
Zikriya Hayat intercepts the ball near the center line and explodes through the Chinese midfield and defence to play in Abdul Rehman, who takes a little too long to take his shot allowing Caiyu to close down the angle.
- August 07, 2023 18:53PAK 1-0 CHN - 19th min
GOAL! PAKISTAN TAKES THE LEAD! Muhammad Khan (15) rifles his dragflick into the roof of the net and he breaks into his ‘Afridi’ celebration. China calls for a referral for dangerous height but the TV umpire says it isn’t so. China loses referral.
- August 07, 2023 18:51PAK 0-0 CHN - 19th min
Penalty corner for Pakistan after the ball is pushed behind baseline by a Chinese defender.
- August 07, 2023 18:47PAK 0-0 CHN - 17th min
Abdul Hannan Shahid is probably the most spellbinding players to watch on the ball this tournament. He dribbles his way into the circle past two players and finds Ammad in space but his shot is saved by the keeper Caiyu.
Our reporter Abhishek Saini caught up with Hannan Shahid to find out his story.
Hannan was born to hockey, coming from multiple generations of hockey players. Here’s his story. - Nature and nurture contrived for Pakistan’s Abdul Hannan Shahid to become the star he is today
- August 07, 2023 18:42PAK 0-0 CHN - End of 1st quarter
An end-to-end first quarter sees both teams goalless.
- August 07, 2023 18:40PAK 0-0 CHN - 13th min
Superb dribbling run from the left by Muhammad Ammad but his pass doesn’t find the intended target and is intercepted.
- August 07, 2023 18:38PAK 0-0 CHN - 10th min
China work the ball from right to left and into an attacker, Benhai Chen, in space but before he could get his tomahawk effort at goal, Muhammad Khan (19) closes him down.
- August 07, 2023 18:36PAK 0-0 CHN - 9th min
Another PC for Pakistan. Muhammad Khan’s dragflick is deflected wide by the first rusher.
- August 07, 2023 18:29PAK 0-0 CHN - 4th min
Pakistan wins a penalty corner after Abdul Rehman brings down a high ball onto the foot of a Chinese defender.
Rehman dragflicks the ball straight at the keeper who kicks it out.
- August 07, 2023 18:27PAK 0-0 CHN - Pushback
The match is underway and Pakistan gets an opening the first few seconds through Abdul Rana, who snatches his shot and the ball goes wide.
- August 07, 2023 17:50PAK vs CHN - Line-ups
Pakistan: Akmal Hussain, Ahtisham Aslam, Aqeel Ahmad, Arshad Liaqat, Abdul Rana, Abdul Shahid, Bashir Usama, Abdul Rehman, Zikirya Hayat, Umar Bhutta (C), Muhammad Khan
China: Caiyu Wang, Qijun Chen, Chengfu Chen, Jiesheng Gao, Wenhui E, Chongcong Chen, Zixiang Guo, Shihao Du, Changliang Lin (C), Lei Meng, Ao Weibao
- August 07, 2023 17:45JAP 1-3 MAS - FULLTIME
Malaysia is through to the semifinals after a 3-1 win here over Japan. They have bounced back after the 0-5 thrashing last night against India in a commendable fashion.
- August 07, 2023 17:41JAP 1-3 MAS - 59th minute
GOAL! Japan pulls one back, finally! A long ball is played to the far post, where Takuma brings it down before finishing it into the net with a tomahawk.
- August 07, 2023 17:40JAP 0-3 MAS - 59th minute
GOAAAL! Shello Silverius gets on the scoresheet. Ashran Hamsani runs into the circle and plays in Silverius at the far post, who takes a couple of touches to round the keeper and place it into the net.
- August 07, 2023 17:32JAP 0-2 - 52nd minute
How has Japan not scored there?! Taiki Takade with a superb pickout at the far post for Kawabe, but he fails to hit the target from close range. Just not their day.
- August 07, 2023 17:23JAP 0-2 MAS - End of 3rd quarter
Malaysia is 15 minutes away from sealing a place in the semifinals.
- August 07, 2023 17:21JAP 0-2 MAS - 43rd min
Seren Tanaka snatches a shot at goal from the edge of the circle and he sounds the board. He raises his hand in celebration but the referee says the shot came from just outside the circle.
- August 07, 2023 17:15JAP 0-2 MAS - 38th min
Yamada with a penalty corner for Japan from which Takuma fails to redirect the ball towards goal.
- August 07, 2023 17:13JAP 0-2 MAS - 37th min
GOAL FOR MALAYSIA! Against the run of play, Malaysia doubles the lead. Fitri Saari pulls his two defenders with him before slipping the ball through Kawahara’s legs to find Hasan in acres of space. Hasan runs in and sweeps home the ball into the net.
- August 07, 2023 17:11JAP 0-1 MAS - 35th min
Penalty corner for Japan after the ball hits the foot of Marhan Jalil. Azahar does well to come out rushing to block the dragflick with his stick.
- August 07, 2023 17:09JAP 0-1 MAS - 32nd min
Jalil’s blushes are spared. He spills the ball outside his own circle and Mitani’s shot is saved by the keeper Zaimi.
- August 07, 2023 17:08JAP 0-1 MAS - 32nd min
Azuan Hazan gets a yellow card for his follow through challenge on a Japanese player.
- August 07, 2023 16:54JAP 0-1 MAS - HALFTIME
Japan finishes the half strongly by coming close to equalising on at least a couple of occasions. In the late minute, Kato cut in inside the circle but his tomahawk was blocked. In the final few seconds, Mitani made a superb run into the circle but lost momentum towards the end when he needed to apply the finish. Malaysia will be wary of taking this tie easy.
- August 07, 2023 16:50JAP 0-1 MAS - 28th min
This time Japan gets a PC after Aminudin obstructs Kawabe’s run inside the circle. Ohashi’s dragflick goes wide of the goal.
- August 07, 2023 16:49JAP 0-1 MAS - 27th min
Calls for a penalty corner from Japan after what seemed like a foot obstruction of Razie inside the circle. Referee says no and Japan calls for a referral. The TV referee says no PC and Japan loses its review.
- August 07, 2023 16:45JAP 0-1 MAS - 24th min
Kaito Tanka is allowed to run into the circle and with no one closing him down he takes a shot himself, which is kicked away by Zaimi in goal.
- August 07, 2023 16:42JAP 0-1 MAS - 21st minute
Poor from Japan. A pass from the back is cut out in its own half, opening up space for Ashari up top. The Malaysian attacker is impeded in the circle by Ohashi and the referee calls for a PC.
The ensuing PC from Faizal Saari is blocked by the first rusher.
- August 07, 2023 16:38JAP 0-1 MAS - 20th quarter
Amirul Azahar runs from the right channel into the circle by the baseline but has his pass cut off crucially by a Japanese defender.
- August 07, 2023 16:33JAP 0-1 MAS - End of 1st quarter
Malaysia goes into the two-minute interval being a goal in front thanks to Najmi’s penalty corner.
- August 07, 2023 16:28JAP 0-1 MAS - 12th min
From the second battery, Najmi Jazlan’s dragflick hits the shin of the first rusher before dribling into the net. The referee claims it’s above the knee, Malaysia calls for a referral. The TV umpire says it was below the knee and asks him to overturn the decision! GOAL for Malaysia!
- August 07, 2023 16:26JAP 0-0 MAS - 11th min
Faiz Jali spots Azrai in the circle on the break. Azrai takes his time and unleashes a drive which is palmed away by the keeper. Jali manages to win a PC from the rebound.
- August 07, 2023 16:18JAP 0-0 MAS - 5th min
Razie Rahim’s dragflick is goal bound but Kaito Tanaka, on the post, gets his stick to deflect it over the goal.
- August 07, 2023 16:16JAP 0-0 MAS - 4th min
Malaysia has seen more of the ball in the early exchanges. Malaysia earns a penalty corner early on after the ball strikes the foot of Yamada.
- August 07, 2023 16:12JAP vs MAS underway
Japan in all black and Malaysia in all white. Malaysia gets things underway.
- August 07, 2023 15:52Hot and humid conditions
August in Chennai has been hotter than the norm with the conditions here punishing for the athletes. Malaysia will not be happy to go play late last night and start in the early tip off the next day.
- August 07, 2023 15:49JAP vs MAS - preview
It’s another crucial game for both teams. Malaysia is coming off a big 5-0 beating at the hands of India, while Japan played out a thrilling 3-3 draw against Pakistan on Sunday,. Malaysia is placed second on the table while Japan is 4th.
- August 07, 2023 15:39JAP vs MAS - Line-ups
Japan: Takashi Yoshikawa, Kosei Kawabe, Shota Yamada, Seren Tanaka, Kentaro Fukuda, Taiki Takade, Takuma Niwa, Manabu Yamashita, Ken Nagayoshi, Ryoma Ooka, Masaki Ohashi (C)
Malaysia: Marhan Jalil, Faizal Saari, Firhan Ashari, Razie Rahim, Faiz Jali, Azuan Hasan, Mats Deris Zaimi (GK), Abu Kamal Azrai, Muhamad Aminudin, Abdu Muhajir, Amirul Azahar
- August 07, 2023 15:22India vs Korea - HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD
India has a superior record in its meetings with Korea with 35 wins.
India - 35 | Korea - 11 | Draw - 12
- August 07, 2023 15:15India vs Korea - Preview
India will take on South Korea in the fourth-round match of the Asian Champions Trophy 2023 at the Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium in Chennai on Monday.
India moved top of the table after its thumping 5-0 win over Malaysia and will look to consolidate its position with another win.
India is unbeaten in the tournament with two wins and a draw. Korea, too, is unbeaten with a win and two draws to be placed third in the table with five points.
- August 07, 2023 15:12Thunderbolt!!
- August 07, 2023 15:08Life’s struggles haven’t deterred Krishan Pathak one bit. In fact, he has become stronger after each debacle.
- August 07, 2023 15:04Selvam Karthi dons ‘sentimental’ headband, scores with parents in attendance
During the 2022 Asia Cup in Jakarta, a fresh-faced Selvam Karthi scored on his senior debut against Pakistan. In the following match against Japan, Karthi was seen sporting a blue headband to go with his India blue kit and so did Birender Lakra. Lakra handed over his headband to Karthi and while Karthi didn’t score in that game, the forward has worn it ever since.
For Karthi, the headband holds ‘sentimental’ value, every time he steps onto the pitch. He wears the blue one for the home kit and a white one to go with the away kit. Karthi says it’s among the favourite part of his gear and will do everything possible to keep it safe.
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