Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, highlights: India draw 1-1 against England

India and England settle for a draw in their second match at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia.

India draw their second Azlan Shah Cup match against England. (Source: Hockey India Facebook)

India and England settled for a draw in the second match at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup on Sunday after coming into the match with defeats in their respective opening rounds. Shilanand Lakra and Mark Gleghorne scored in the first and last quarter of the match to earn their sides a point each. Even though India played a good defensive game, the men in blue failed to capitalise on multiple penalty corners that proved costly to them in the end. India went down 3-2 on Saturday against Rio Olympic champions Argentina while England were thrashed 4-1 by Australia. India are fielding a young team as key players like Akashdeep Singh, SV Sunil, Mandeep Singh, Manpreet Singh and PR Sreejesh were rested for the tournament. Drag-flick specialists Rupinder Pal Singh and Harmanpreet Singh too are missing from the squad. India now play against Australia on Tuesday, March 6.

India vs England, key highlights

  1. 3:11PM
    04 Mar, 18
    Full-time! India 1-1 England

    And we have to settle for a draw. Shiland Larka scored in the dying minutes of the first quarter to give India the lead, which the men in blue maintained till five minutes left of the final quarter when  Mark Gleghone converted a penalty stroke successfully. India failed to convert a series of penalty corners that proved costly for them.

  2. 3:03PM
    04 Mar, 18
    Green card

    Babby Middleton gets a green card. Advantage for India but bad execution sees them goalless with six minutes of the final quarter remaining.

  3. 3:01PM
    04 Mar, 18
    Goal! India 1-1 England

    England equalise with a penalty stroke with seven minutes remaining into the game after India lose their video referral. This can prove costly for India.  

  4. 2:54PM
    04 Mar, 18
    India's 9th penalty corner

    India fail to score from yet another penalty corner in what could have been their big chance to double their lead. Hope this does not prove costly for the men in blue.

  5. 2:49PM
    04 Mar, 18
    Pressure on England

    Indian coach Sjoerd Marijne can be seen motivating the players from the sidelines as the pressure is on England to find an equaliser with only 15 minutes left

  6. 2:47PM
    04 Mar, 18
    Final quarter

    Good start of the fourth and final quarter by India as they set-up a beautiful play but lose the ball in the end. 

  7. 2:44PM
    04 Mar, 18
    End of third quarter

    Another quarter without a goal. England attack a number of times but Indian defense stands strong. Hopefully, India will double the lead in the final quarter for a confident win.

  8. 2:38PM
    04 Mar, 18
    Yellow card

    Yellow card for Simranjeet Singh for a foul at the half-line. He will now sit out for 5 minutes. This is England's chance of equalising.

  9. 2:31PM
    04 Mar, 18
    India down to 10 men

    India are playing with 10 men as Lakra got a green card moments before the end of second quarter. Lakra has scored the only game in the match so far. Suraj Karkera is replaced by Krishan Pathak at the goal.

  10. 2:29PM
    04 Mar, 18
    Third quarter

    The third quarter between India and England begin on an energetic note as England receive a penalty corner but Indian defense nullify the attempt.

  11. 2:17PM
    04 Mar, 18
    First-half ends

    The first-half ends dramatically as Suraj Karkera saves wonderfully to stop England from equalising  a minute before half-time.  Good play by India defensively. 

  12. 2:10PM
    04 Mar, 18
    Another failed PC

    This is worrying. India need to work on their penalty corners as they fail to convert one penalty after the other as their eigth penalty goes to waste.

  13. 2:05PM
    04 Mar, 18
    Raining penalty corners

    The second quarter has been very intense with multiple penalty corners coming India's way. Even England got few good chances but no goal so far in the second quarter

  14. 2:02PM
    04 Mar, 18
    Third penalty corner for India

    India get a breather as they get another penalty corner.  But the opportunity goes to waste as England defend well. Another penalty corner and India are just unable to find the net. 

  15. 1:57PM
    04 Mar, 18
    Penalty corner

    India's penalty corner goes to waste as England keeper makes a brilliant save. India get another penalty corner but another great save keeps England out of immediate danger

  16. 1:55PM
    04 Mar, 18
    Goal! India 1-0 England

    india draw the first blood as Shilanand Lakra scores after a deflection off the keeper. Indians have done a great job so far, in both defending and attacking. India need to keep the momentum going.

  17. 1:45PM
    04 Mar, 18
    England attack

    At least in the first five minutes, England have shown that they are the more challenging side as they keep their attack mode on from the minute go. India need to get more defensive to slow down the opponents' attack

  18. 1:42PM
    04 Mar, 18

    The last time the two teams met was at HWL where England beat India 3-2.

  19. 1:37PM
    04 Mar, 18
    Match underway

    The rains have stopped, national anthems sung and teams are all ready to kick-start the match between India and England

  20. 1:23PM
    04 Mar, 18

    Here are India's starting XI against England:

  21. 1:21PM
    04 Mar, 18
    Rain update

    It is raining heavily in Ipoh as the teams warm-up ahead of the match. Play was suspended in India's first match at Ipoh on Saturday due to thunder and downpour.

  22. 1:20PM
    04 Mar, 18
    India vs England

    Hello and welcome to the live blog of the second match of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup between India and England. Both the teams are coming from defeats in their opening match and require three points to go ahead in the tournament. While India lost 3-2 to Argentina, England were thrashed by Australia 4-1.