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India began their campaign in Hockey World League Semi-final with a comprehensive 4-1 win over Scotland. India trailed 1-0 after the first quarter but a goalless second quarter extend Scotland’s lead till half-time. But a completely different Indian team entered the field in the third quarter as they scored four goals, including two goals in two minutes from Ramandeep as they took the lead from Scotland. Akashdeep Singh and Harmanpreet Singh scored a goal each to make the score 4-1 which the final scoreline as well.
India vs Scotland: India vs Scotland Hockey World League Semi-final as it happened
7:48 pm: Full-time in London. India beat Scotland 4-1 in their opening game of the Hockey World League semi-final in London. All four goals were scored in the third quarter.
7:42 pm: Final 4 minutes remaining in the match. India lead Scotland 4-1. India just four minutes away from their first win of the tournament
7:37 pm – Five minutes into the fourth quarter and the score is still 4-1 for India. A complete turnaround after the first half
7:31 pm – End of third quarter. India lead Scotland 4-1 with a quarter remaining. All four goals scored in the third quarter. Two to Ramandeep
7:27 pm – GOAL! India make it 4-1. Harmanpreet with a powerful drag into the top corner and the goalkeeper had no chance to stop it.
7:25 pm – PC to India. Their first after Sunil is pushed and brought down in the circle. Scotland review the decision. The replays show that there was contact
07:22 pm – GOAL! Akashdeep scores for India. They lead by 3-1 now. Stunning finish from him. Just deflects the ball into the goal.
07:17 pm – GOAL! Ramandeep again. India 2-1 Scotland. Brilliant stick work from SV Sunil at the baseline past the Scotland defender. Passes it to Ramandeep who was waiting in front of the goal. Taps it in
07:12 pm – GOAL! India 1-1 Scotland. Ramandeep equalises in the first minute of third quarter. Brilliant reverse stick shot into the top right corner.
07:01 pm – A brilliant start for Scotland. A goalless second quarter and Scotland still lead India 1-0. They are ranked 23rd in the world. India are Asia’s best
06:59 pm – Scotland had the chance to double the lead but they gave up possession in the circle. India gave the turnover. Counter attack now
06:56 pm – Akashdeep in perfect position behind the defender to tap it in but he misses it completely. India fail to find the equalisier. Scotland lead 1-0
06:50 pm – India are in the control of proceedings now but are yet to find the goal. Sardar with some superb skills to get the ball in the circle but Kothajit hits it wide
06:47 pm – Scotland are on the attack again! They run into the Indian circle but Harmanpreet defends well to keep the danger away. Stil 1-0 Scotland
06:44 pm – Talwinder with pass inside the circle and Ramandeep gets a deflection but it is saved by the Scottish goalkeeper. End of the first quarters. India 0-1 Scotland
06:39 pm – Surender Kumar gets to the baseline with the ball and finds a foot of the defender! Penalty corner to India. Scotland have reviewed it. It has hit an Indian foot. Scotland will get a free-hit
06:35 pm – Scotland looking superb in this passage of play. They have taken the aggressive approach against India and are playing without any pressure
06:32 pm – Goal! Scotland take the lead in the fifth minute. Indian defence all over the place. A stunning cross. Chris Grassick finish the pass. Just taps the ball in
06:25 pm – We are done with the national anthems of the two teams and all set for the game. India to start from left to right
06:05 pm – The starting XI of the two teams are out. India have Vikas Dahiya in the goal-keeping position. Harmanpreet Singh, Pardeep Mor, Kothajit Singh, Mandeep Singh, Surender Kumar, Chinglensana Singh, Sardar Singh, Vikas Dahiya, Akashdeep Singh, SV Sunil, Harjeet Singh
06:00 pm: Welcome to our coverage of the India’s first game of the Hockey World League Semi-final. India are up against Scotland in their first game. Scotland are ranked 23rd in the world and India start the game as huge favourites.