India vs Russia FIH Olympic Qualifiers Highlights: IND win 11-3 on aggregate
Follow highlights from FIH Olympic Qualifiers between India and Russia at the Kalinga Stadium.
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Indian men's hockey team qualified for Olympics 2020 with a win over Russia.
6-1 for India!
YES! He has done it.... Rupinder Pal Singh with an absolutely gorgeous dragflick gets another goal for India. The lead goes up to 6-1 and the aggregate score is now 10-3
3 minutes to go
3 minutes remaining and India are passing the ball around the midfield to waste time. India just three minutes away from confirming a spot in the Tokyo Olympics
PC for India
PC to India with 7 minutes remaining. Harmanpreet takes it this time, but his dragflick was misdirected.
Sunil pulls off a muscle and he is off. The Indian camp will be hoping it's nothing more than a cramp.
5-1 for India!
PC to India in the 48th minute - GOAL! A thunderous drag flick by Rupinder Pal Singh. He finally gets one right, and India extend lead to 5-1 now.
India make it 4-1
GOAL! What a thundering reverse hit from Nilakanta to make it 4-1. He receives the pass from Harmanpreet inside the circle on the left, and slots it in a powerful hit that left Russian goalkeeper reeling. India lead by 5 goals now on the aggregate.
End of Quarter 3
At the end of third quarter, India maintain 3-1 lead. The fourth quarter, is now a mere formality.
IND hunt for goals
CHANCE! Sunil picks up a pass from the left, and slots it in the center to Akashdeep. The forward swirled and tried to hit a reverse towards the net, but was stopped on track by Russian defender.
It's all India at the moment
CHANCE! Lalit once again breaks through Russian midfield to give it to Akashdeep on the left. Ramandeep's deflected shot towards the goal, though, went over the keeper's heads. The attacks continue to come for India.
More chances for India
CHANCE! India midfield finally coming together as a brilliant run from Lalit almost provide Akashdeep a chance to get a goal away. But it was well defended by Russia.
IND looking for more goals
CHANCE! Simranjeet runs from the midfield, and passes it to Mandeep , who was once again at a goalscoring position. But it was well saved by the Russian keeper.
Start of third quarter
Back after half time. India lead on aggregate 7-3 against Russia. More goals coming? Surely. But from which end?
HALF TIME! India lead 3-1 at the end of 2nd quarter.
On aggregate, the hosts have taken a mammoth lead of 8-3, and surely, they are on the verge of booking tickets to Tokyo.
Another goal for India
GOAL! Gurinder passes it to Akashdeep, and he runs inside the circle, and drags it in hard towards the left-bottom corner. Gorgeous skill. IND 3-1 Russia
First published: Nov 02, 2019 17:42 IST