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
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.
England try to waste time as they are on their way to win the bronze, like their women team. India looking for a last-minute chance.
India lose referral
India lose their referral. No penalty stroke for India as England take a sigh of relief. India have another minute to continue their fight for bronze.
Both teams call for referral
India take their goalkeeper PR Sreejesh off. ATTACK MODE ON for the men in blue. And it does kind of work. India create a great chance but the ball misses the net by an inch. Both the teams ask for a referral. Desperate times for both the teams.
Another penalty corner
Gurinder's stick hits England player's foot. That gives PC to England. But a great save by India to keep their chance of an equaliser still alive.
England receive another penalty corner but a great deflection by Kothajit avoids the opponents from extending their lead. Last ten minutes of the match remain.
India down to ten men as Mandeep gets green card. The striker is suspended from the match for two minutes. England will now make use of the ten-men India
England's plan is working. Their forwards are also defending, restricting India a chance to equalise. The fourth quarter is underway.
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.
England get another penalty corner but PR Sreejesh comes to India's rescue with a great save. That could have proved costly for India. India now need to attack.
India looks aggressive
India build up beautifully but fail at finishing to what could have been a great goal. India look more aggressive now.
Third quarter underway. India create a chance but Lalit Updadhyay sends it wide. India have come in this quarter with a good energy.
India found energy towards the end of the second quarter as they put on their attacking mode. The men in blue were this close to taking a lead but England's strong defense came to their rescue.
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
Poor attack by India. Even though the men in blue create a chance, there is no one in the circle to take the rebound. India fails to use the opportunity to their advantage
Referee announces second penalty corner for England but India go for a video review. India retain their referral and deny England a chance to take lead
England women in the stands
England women team in the stands watching the match. Earlier in the day, Indian women went down against England to lose out on a bronze medal. India will be hoping to script a different story.
India still have not found their groove as England continue to dominate in India's circle. India need to create more chances.
End of first quarter
India had ball possession early in the first quarter but England defended well to steal the ball as well as the show early in the game. They looked strong and converted the first penalty corner into a goal.
What a save! England were an inch away from taking a 2-0 lead as they look dangerous today.
India missed their penalty corner expert Rupinder in their semifinal match. It proved costly for them against New Zealand. They would be hoping to clear this one without him
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.
India vs England underway
India play England in the Commonwealth Games in hope of a bronze medal. India had beaten England 4-3 the last time they met. The men in blue will be hoping for a similar result today.
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
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