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Asian Games 2018 Hockey Highlights: India beat Pakistan to win bronze medal

Asian Games 2018 Hockey Highlights: Akashdeep Singh and Harmanpreet Singh scored the two goals for India as India beat Pakistan 2-1.

By: Sports Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 1, 2018 5:31:55 pm
Asian Games Live, India vs Pakistan Live Hockey Asian Games 2018 Hockey Highlights: India beat Pakistan for the bronze medal. (Source: PTI)

Asian Games 2018 Hockey Highlights: India won the bronze medal in Men’s Hockey at the Asian Games 2018 after registering a 2-1 win over Pakistan. Akashdeep Singh scored the opening goal for India in the third minute of the match. With no teams scoring a goal in the next two quarters, the match went to an intense fourth quarter. Harmanpreet Singh made the most of the penalty corner awarded in the 50th minute to double India’s lead. A goal from Muhammad Aziz brought Pakistan back into the match but it was not enough to win them the match.

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Highlights

    17:24 (IST)01 Sep 2018
    Asian Games 2018 Live, India vs Pakistan Hockey

    INDIA WINS BRONZE MEDAL IN MEN'S HOCKEY!

    FINAL SCORE: IND 2-1 PAK

    17:24 (IST)01 Sep 2018
    Asian Games 2018 Live, India vs Pakistan Hockey

    Manjit ran ahead wth 30 seconds to go, and the entire Pakistan team in India's half. But he was blocked by the goalkeeper. 

    17:23 (IST)01 Sep 2018
    Asian Games 2018 Live, India vs Pakistan Hockey

    With two minutes to go and India are trying to keep the possession to waste time. Can Pakistan score the equaliser?

    17:20 (IST)01 Sep 2018
    Asian Games 2018 Live, India vs Pakistan Hockey

    With 4 minutes to go, India appeal for a penalty corner. They ask for a video referral but they are not left with any. IND 2-1 PAK

    17:15 (IST)01 Sep 2018
    Asian Games 2018 Live, India vs Pakistan Hockey

    GOALLL!

    A stunning counter-attack from Pakistan sees Muhammad Atiq making most of India's sleeping defence. Pakistan are back into the match. IND 2-1 PAK

    17:12 (IST)01 Sep 2018
    Asian Games 2018 Live, India vs Pakistan Hockey

    GOALLLL!

    Stunning drive from Harmanpreet Singh and he score the 2nd goal for India from the penalty corner. Excellent powerful strike and no chance for Pakistan to stop that one. IND 2-0 PAK

    17:11 (IST)01 Sep 2018
    Asian Games 2018 Live, India vs Pakistan Hockey

    PENALTY TO INDIA! Mandeep Singh penetrates inside the box and he has been fouled by the Pakistan defender. India gets a penalty.

    IND 1-0 PAK

    17:08 (IST)01 Sep 2018
    Asian Games 2018 Live, India vs Pakistan Hockey

    Final Quarter - Can India maintain 1-0 lead or will they concede a goal? For now, it has been pretty sloppy display from India in the 4th quarter. Plenty of time for Pakistan to get the equaliser and the winner. 

    IND 1-0 PAK

    17:06 (IST)01 Sep 2018
    Asian Games 2018 Live, India vs Pakistan Hockey

    45' Pakistan are continuing to try and find a goal from somewhere and India has been on the back foot for long. India need to find some rhythym from somewhere in the final quarter or they might concede the equaliser.  

    IND 1-0 PAK

    17:01 (IST)01 Sep 2018
    Asian Games 2018 Live, India vs Pakistan Hockey

    41'India try to counter-attack after being on the back foot for most of the third quarter. But so far, India are finding it hard to penetrate through Pakistan's defence and are playing on the fringe position.

    IND 1-0 PAK

    16:58 (IST)01 Sep 2018
    Asian Games 2018 Live, India vs Pakistan Hockey

    The shot from the Pakistan player Irfan Muhammad from the penalty corner has been saved by the Indian defence. Late into the third half, and India defence is still standing tall amid the pressure

    IND 1-0 PAK

    16:56 (IST)01 Sep 2018
    Asian Games 2018 Live, India vs Pakistan Hockey

    12' PC TO  PAKISTAN!

    IND 1-0 PAK

    16:56 (IST)01 Sep 2018
    Asian Games 2018 Live, India vs Pakistan Hockey

    8' Pakistan once again penetrate inside the India defence but the shot from the Pakistan attacker left a lot to demand. No goals till now in the third quarter.

    IND 1-0 PAK

    16:53 (IST)01 Sep 2018
    Asian Games 2018 Live, India vs Pakistan Hockey

    5' Chance for Pakistan to hit the goal as the Ajaz Ahmad takes a shot. But he has hit it miles away from the goal post. Gets a wry smile from coach Roland Oetmans. 

    IND 1-0 PAK

    16:51 (IST)01 Sep 2018
    Asian Games 2018 Live, India vs Pakistan Hockey

    3' Terrific pass from Manpreet in front of the goal, and it just was directed away by a crucial deflection from the goalkeeper. WHAT A MISS!

    IND 1-0 PAK

    16:49 (IST)01 Sep 2018
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    3rd Quarter - HERE WE GO!

    It has been a set of two quarters - one dominated by India's attack and the second by India's defence. How can Pakistan bounce back?

    IND 1-0 PAK

    16:39 (IST)01 Sep 2018
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    End of first half - Pakistan's frantic attacks reaped no rewards as India defended well in the 2nd half. No change in score. 

    IND 1-0 PAK

    16:36 (IST)01 Sep 2018
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    13' SAVE! Pakistan goalkeeper saved the shot from Akashdeep Singh. Powerful hit from Akashdeep but the goalkeeper stretched his leg wide to deflect it away.

    IND 1-0 PAK

    16:33 (IST)01 Sep 2018
    Asian Games 2018 Live, India vs Pakistan Hockey

    10' This second half has mostly been played in Pakistan's half. Good reply back from Pakistan in the second half. But India defence has been rock solid so far to ensure the ball does not end at the back of the net. 

    IND 1-0 PAK

    16:26 (IST)01 Sep 2018
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    9' PENALTY TO PAKISTAN! The defender has to walk off after he nudged a Pakistan player inside semicircle. Pakistan have a penalty. 

    Excellence defence from India as they ensure the ball does not go into the net. The referee judges it as a Penalty Corner. India call for a review. The ball has hit the foot of Arun Kumar, as per the replays. But the referee signals for a Penalty Corner. 

    16:25 (IST)01 Sep 2018
    Asian Games 2018 Live, India vs Pakistan Hockey

    6' India are looking to stretch Pakistan's defence with long passes inside their semi-circle. This seems to be a strategy from India in this match.

    IND 1-0 PAK

    16:23 (IST)01 Sep 2018
    Asian Games 2018 Live, India vs Pakistan Hockey

    3' Pakistan are finding the gaps now and it seems like a really surge of energy from Pakistan attacking - they ran down India's defence to tatters. But a last minute defence from India saves the goal.

    IND 1-0 PAK

    16:19 (IST)01 Sep 2018
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    2nd Quarter 

    Much for Pakistan to do after the first quarter with India not really being tested so far. HERE WE GO!

    16:17 (IST)01 Sep 2018
    Asian Games 2018 Live, India vs Pakistan Hockey

    End of first quarter - Mandeep had a great chance to get the second goal but he has struck it outside. Solid display from India in the first 15 minutes and the men in blue rightfully lead over Pakistan. But with just one goal lead, India would not be relaxing just yet.

    IND 1-0 PAK

    16:14 (IST)01 Sep 2018
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    12' Lalit Kumar Upadhyay brilliantly takes a long pass and controls it enough to move inside Pakistan's semi-circle. But Pakistan defence quick to cover him up before he could deliver another dangerous pass to his teammate. 

    IND 1-0 PAK

    16:11 (IST)01 Sep 2018
    Asian Games 2018 Live, India vs Pakistan Hockey

    10' Ten minutes into the match and it has been a pretty one-sided affair so far, barring the one penetration made by Pakistan. India continue to enter in Pakistan's half and the quick strides are confusing Pakistan's defence. 

    IND 1-0 PAK

    16:07 (IST)01 Sep 2018
    Asian Games 2018 Live, India vs Pakistan Hockey

    Pakistan struck the ball inside the net and they claimed it was a goal. India took a review and the referee saw the footage and ruled that the ball hit the post and came out. NO GOAL.

    6' IND 1-0 PAK

    16:04 (IST)01 Sep 2018
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    4' IND 1-0 PAK

    GOALLLLLL! Akashdeep Singh scores the ball. Lalit Kumar Upadhyay rolls the ball down inside the semi-circle and then rolls it backwards to Akashdeep as the defence tries to tackle him. Akash with plenty of space with him, hammers it inside the back of the net. 

    16:01 (IST)01 Sep 2018
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    First Period:

    HERE WE GO! Pakistan playing left-to-right and India playing right-to-left. India going into the attack from the first minute. Rolls the ball inside the semi-circle, just failing to find the final finish. Good start for India.

    15:56 (IST)01 Sep 2018
    Asian Games 2018 Live, India vs Pakistan Hockey

    First up - The National Anthems

    India's National Anthem is first, it is followed by Pakistan's National Anthem. 

    15:55 (IST)01 Sep 2018
    Asian Games 2018 Live, India vs Pakistan Hockey

    India and Pakistan enter the field - India in tradition Blue, Pakistan wearing White with hints of green. 

    15:44 (IST)01 Sep 2018
    Asian Games 2018 Live, India vs Pakistan Hockey

    India XI: Akashdeep Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Lalit Upadhyay, Manpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Sardar Singh, SV Sunil, PR Sreejesh (C&GK), Surender Kumar, Varun Kumar, Vivek Prasad

    15:41 (IST)01 Sep 2018
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    Results in 2018:

    At Commonwealth Games: 2-2 (Pakistan coming from 2-0 down and scoring right on the hooter)

    At Champions Trophy: India won 4-0

    15:39 (IST)01 Sep 2018
    Asian Games 2018 Live, India vs Pakistan Hockey

    Overall head-to-head between India and Pakistan: Played 173, India 60, Pakistan 82

    Asian Games head-to-head between India and Pakistan: P 14 (9 finals), Pakistan 8, India 3.

    Pakistan in Asian Games finals: 7 wins out of 9

    15:28 (IST)01 Sep 2018
    Asian Games 2018 Live, India vs Pakistan Hockey

    Hello and Good Afternoon! Welcome to our live coverage of India's quest of ending the 18th Asian Games with a medal as they take on Pakistan in the men's field hockey match for the bronze. This is far from the setting these two would have either wanted or even expected but that's what Malaysia and Japan have confined these two powerhouses to. 

    Asian Games Live, India vs Pakistan Live Hockey Asian Games 2018 Live, India vs Pakistan Live: India lost to Malaysia in the semi-finals. (Source: PTI)

    Asian Games 2018 Live, India vs Pakistan Live: Both India and Pakistan were stunned in their respective semi-finals of hockey at the 18th Asian Games. India went down in a shoot-out to Malaysia while Pakistan were edged by Japan. Prior to the semi-final, both these powerhouses of Asian hockey had thumped their opponents aside and India, especially, had obliterated teams. One such win, 26-0 against Hong Kong, set a new Asian Games record. But in the semi-final, the free-flowing game went missing and so did the aim of winning a gold medal for a direct spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.