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India vs Malaysia, Hockey World League Semi-final: India lose 2-3 Malaysia

India suffered a 3-2 loss in the quarter-final of the Hockey World League Semi-final to Malaysia to crash out of the tournament. Malaysia march into the semi-final and have also qualified for the 2018 World Cup which will be hosted in India.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 22, 2017 9:46:53 pm
India lose 3-2 to Malaysia

India suffered their second loss in the Hockey World League Semi-final. The second loss was against Malaysia in the quarter-final which now means that India are out of the tournament. Malaysia scored their third goal in the final quarter to win 3-2 after four goals were scored by both teams in the second quarter.

India vs Malaysia from Hockey World League Semi-Finals 2017 in London:

9:26pm: Full-time! Malaysia hold on to the lead and they are through to the semi-final! What a win for them. India crash out of the tournament. What a moment for Malaysia

9:22 pm- Malaysia earn a PC with 2:50 remaining on the clock. Razie Rahim cannot convert this time and score remains 3-2 in Malaysia’s favour. 2:38 remaining in the match

9:19 pm- Akashdeep fails to collect the ball cleanly in the circle. Another opportunity missed. Into the last five minutes of the match. Pressure on India

9:16 pm- Akashdeep with a brilliant chance! He hits a reverse shot but it is saved. Straight into the keeper’s pads. India still trial Malaysia 3-2

9:14 pm- 10 minutes remaining in the match. India trail Malaysia 2-3. Mandeep’s deflection is wide. India need one goal to level and keep their semis hopes alive

9:10 pm- GOAL! Malaysia with the lead again. Rahim coverts another penalty corner and Malaysia are 3-2 ahead. India need to find their way back!

9:08 pm- Penalty corner to Malaysia. They fail to convert. It has hit Manpreet on the hand. But referee says another PC. Manpreet asks for a review. It is still a PC

9:04 pm- End of third quarter and we are still level 2-2. Final quarter coming up in the match. We need a tie-breaker to decide the winner in this quarter-final

9:00 pm- Exchange of possession between India and Malaysia but India with the ball in the Malaysian half. Talwinder gets the ball inside the circle. Takes the hit which is just wide of the post!

8:50 pm- Penalty corner for India. A high ball from Malaysia. Harmanpreet’s drag flick hits foot of a Malaysia defender. Another PC! Harmanpreet cannot convert this one as well! India still have the possession.

8:46 pm- Green card! Harmanpreet Singh of India gets a green card and will be on the bench for two minutes. Can Malaysia take advantage of 10-man India?

8:45 pm- Second half underway in London. India and Malaysia are tied at 2-2. A thrilling half awaits in this quarter-final. Who will take the lead again?

8:35 pm – Half-time! India and Malaysia are tied 2-2. Four goals in the second quarter. Rahim scored two goals for Malaysia before Ramandeep scored two for India to make it even

8:30 pm – Penalty corner for India after a review. Chance to make it 2-2. No, India fail to convert the PC but keep the ball! GOAL! India are level with Malaysia! Ramandeep scores his second goal. Malaysian goalkeeper stops it but straight to Raman who pushes it inside

8:27 pm – GOAL! India bring down Malaysia’s lead! Sumit with a ball from outside the circle from the left and Ramandeep sprints from the right. Deflects it into the goal. India 1-2 Malaysia

8:21 pm – Malaysia get another penalty corner! Can they make it 2-0? GOAL! Rahim converts again through a deflection. Kothajit puts his stick down but the ball bounces off it and over the keeper’s head into the goal

8:19 pm – GOAL! Malaysia score. Rahim coverts a penalty corner. A simple drag which is deflected off the stick of the goalkeeper and into the goal. India 0-1 Malaysia

8:18 pm – Akash Chitke with a stunning save to deny Malaysia a goal. India defenders were all over the place in that play. Malaysia still on the attack

8:15 pm – Second quarter in play now! India under pressure as Malaysia are on the attacking front. They have penetrated into Indian circle more than India have managed to do in Malaysia circle

8:12 pm – A goalless first quarter of the quarter-final between India and Malaysia. Nothing to separate the two teams so far. Can they break the deadlock in the second?

8:05 pm – Six minutes into the game and no team has been able to open their goal account. Not one goalkeeper tested so far in the match yet. Malaysia on the attack

07:45 pm: India and Malaysia teams are out on the pitch. They are fighting for a spot in the semi-final of this tournament. Big game for Malaysia as they try to qualify for the HWL Final.

07:30 pm: A full strength India will look to overcome the young and upcoming Malaysia side. India have done well so far in the tournament with wins over Canada, Pakistan, Scotland.

07:15 pm: Hello and welcome to the coverage of the quarter-final match between India and Malaysia from the Hockey World League Semi-final from London. India have lost only to The Netherlands so far in this tournament. Can they make it to the semi-finals?

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