CWG 2018, India vs England: It was a big disappointment for India who went down fighting 2-1 in the bronze medal match against England on the 10th day of Commonwealth Games 2018. Despite a good start, India lost possession to England who scored the first goal through Sam Ward’s drag-flick after they received a penalty corner in the first quarter. Varun came back in the second quarter to help India equalise before England snatched the lead back after half-time. India went all attacking in the last quarter as PR Sreejesh was taken off but despite many chances failed to equalise. Earlier in the day, Indian women team also failed to win the bronze medal.
CWG 2018 Live, India vs England Updates from Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast
- 16:00 (IST)
Time has run out for India as England men hockey team win the bronze medal after beating the men in blue 2-1. Bad day for Indian hockey as men see the same fate as India women.
- 15:38 (IST)
GOAL! India 1-2 England
Sam Ward helps England take 2-1 lead in the third quarter. India coach Sjoerd Marijne shakes his head in anger. India need to find a way to level the match once again. And with that comes an end of third quarter.
- 15:05 (IST)
GOAL! India 1-1 England
First penalty corner for India. AND INDIA SCORE! Good flick by Varun as he sends the ball past England goalkeeper. India level the game at 1-1 in the second quarter
- 14:40 (IST)
GOAL! India 0-1 England
England receive the first penalty corner of the match. India successful in blocking it. Goes again for penalty corner. This time they do it through Sam Ward's drag-flick. England 1-0 in first quarter.
- 14:29 (IST)
Starting XI for India: Harmanpreet Singh, Manpreet Singh (C), Mandeep Singh, Lalit Updadhyay, PR Sreejesh (GK), Varun Kumar, Gurinder Singh, SV Sunil, Akashdeep Singh, Chinglensana Singh, Amit Rohidas
- 14:24 (IST)
India vs England for bronze medal
India haven't had the great of tournaments at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. Despite winning against England, Wales and Malaysia, India's showing has been far from convincing. Close wins of 4-3 twice and 2-1 while drawing 2-2 with Pakistan, did get India into the semifinals but the danger signs were always there. It came true eventually against New Zealand when India lose 2-3. England were beaten by Australia in their semifinal and it results into a rematch at CWG 2018 with bronze medal on the line