Despite dominating the game for the most parts and two penalty corners, one of which they scored from, India were on the losing end of the second match of the Group B games with a 2-1 scoreline. The goal also came with three seconds to spare to make it an agonising loss for the PR Sreejesh-led team.
India had started the Group with a 3-2 win against Ireland.
India vs Germany:
2054 hrs IST: Ruhr with that final goal to deny India a draw. Thin margins!
2053 hrs IST: GOAL!! Germany has scored with three seconds to spare. THREE SECONDS!
2043 hrs IST: Rupinder Pal Singh has a penalty corner attempt but it has been saved by the keeper
2042 hrs IST: Yellow card to Haner of Germany for a body check. Penalty corner for India!
2038 hrs IST: Lovely block by Surinder to keep that shot from going on. Stays 1-1
2035 hrs IST: PENALTY CORNER FOR GERMANY with 12:40 to go
2035 hrs IST: No goals in the third quarter but that one belonged to India. Doing well to attack Germany but no goals
2030 hrs IST: By the by, Abhinav Bindra is in action in the 10m Air Rifle Final event which you can follow with us here.
2026 hrs IST: India maintaining that spell of pressure on Germany defence. But really need to get more shots on and more of them on target
2024 hrs IST: Penalty corner for India and Rupinder Pal Singh’s drive is blocked. Rebound is saved
2015 hrs IST: Second half is underway.
2005 hrs IST: HALF TIME! India 1-1 Germany with Rupinder Pal Singh scoring the equaliser. And another chance thwarted by Germany goalkeeper. Good quarter this for India
2003 hrs IST: Danish Mujtaba down at the center circle. Something with the German player, not sure what. Referee clears things up
2001 hrs IST: Akashdeep with lovely dribbling in the box to get a shot but it goes just wide
1958 hrs IST: Great save by the Germany keeper. Not once but twice to deny an Indian stick
1956 hrs IST: GOAL!! Rupinder Pal Singh hammers it home from the penalty corner. Lovely stop and then swing to beat the keeper and defender on the line!
1955 hrs IST: SV Sunil with a probing run and India have a penalty corner in the second quarter
1949 hrs IST: GOAL! Germany score through Wellen. The big German player creates a little space for himself and shoots to score past Sreejesh.
1945 hrs IST: Cagey first quarter and it is goalless so far between the two teams.
1942 hrs IST: Rupinder Pal using his body to good effect to defend. A frustrated Ruhr gets a green card
1938 hrs IST: Kothajit is out getting treatment. Got an ice pack on it seems
1930 hrs IST: And we’re underway. India are attacking from right to left with Germany from left to right.
1900 hrs IST: Half an hour before the match begins
India men’s hockey team started with a win against Ireland and the women drew against Japan in their respective Group B encounters and on day 3, Monday, both will be in action to continue the positive note – irrespective of the draw for the eves.