CWG 2022 Hockey LIVE: Harmanpreet & Akashdeep’s brace give India Men 8-0 victory over Canada, India women clinch thriller to win 3-2

CWG 2022 Hockey LIVE – India Canada Hockey LIVE: India Men’s Hockey team completely dominated Canada as they remained unbeaten in the…

CWG 2022 Hockey LIVE – India Canada Hockey LIVE: India Men’s Hockey team completely dominated Canada as they remained unbeaten in the tournament by clincing a 8-0 victory in the match.  Haramanpreet Singh and Akashdeep Singh scored braces while Lalit Upadhyay, Gurjant Singh and Amit Rohidas and Mandeep Singh got their names on the scoresheet. Earlier in the day, the Indian women kept their cool and delivered when it mattered the most to clinch a nail-biting 3-2 win over Canada. Follow All Commonwealth Games 2022 LIVE Updates and Scores on InsideSport.IN.

  • India’s Men’s team topped their group after 8-0 victory over Canada.
  • India Women’s team booked their semi-final berth with a  3-2 win over Canada.

CWG 2022 Hockey LIVE: Harmanpreet & Akashdeep’s brace give India Men 8-0 victory over Canada, India women clinch thriller to win 3-2

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India Men’s team look for Semifinal berth

Harmanpreet (7th, 54th minute) converted two penalty corners while Akashdeep Singh (38th, 60th) scored two fine field goals. Amit Rohidas (10th), Lalit Upadhyay (20th), Gurjant Singh (27th) and Mandeep Singh (58th) were the other goal scorers for India.

The Indians recovered from the jolt of a 4-4 draw against England after leading 3-0 at one stage in their last match as they came out with more purpose and completely dominated Canada in the first two quarters. Harmanpreet gave India the lead with a powerful drag-flick from another set piece. Three minutes later, defender Rohidas scored a brilliant field goal. He stormed into the circle with his silky stick work and slotted the ball home after receiving a defence splitting long ball from Varun Kumar.

The Indians continued in the same vein in the second quarter and secured two quick penalty corners in the 19th minute, the second of which resulted in a goal. Lalit slapped in a loose ball off a rebound after Varun Kumar’s flick was kept away by Canadian goalkeeper Ethan McTavish to hand India a 3-0 lead. Seconds later, a diving Gurjant deflected in Hardik Singh’s pass from the left flank to extend India’s lead. Canada got a penalty corner in the 28th minute but failed to make use of it as India went into the halfway break with a comfortable 4-0 lead.

The Indians kept up the pressure after the change of ends and mounted attacks after attacks on the Canadian citadel. In the 38th minute, Akashdeep scored with a slap shot after being set up by a fine one-touch play by skipper Manpreet Singh and Nilkanata Singh.

In the fourth and final quarter, McTavish made a double save from a penalty corner to deny Mandeep and Vivek Sagar Prasad. Canada secured a penalty corner soon after but India defended the chance. In the final six minutes of the match, India fired three more goals which came from the sticks of Harmanpreet, Mandeep and Akashdeep

Standings in Men’s Group Stage

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  India 3 2 1 0 23 4 +19 7
2 England (H) 3 2 1 0 14 6 +8 7
3  Wales 2 1 0 1 7 5 +2 3
4  Canada 3 0 1 1 2 14 −12 1
5  Ghana 3 0 1 2 1 18 −17 1

In the Women’s match, the Indians looked in control of the match till the 22nd minute, having taken a 2-0 lead over their world no.15 opponents through goals from Salima Tete (3rd minute) and Navneet Kaur (22nd).

But the Canadians, then, produced a lion-hearted performance to level the scores through goals from Brienne Stairs (23rd) and Hannah Haughn (39th).

With England already assured of a semifinal berth from the pool with a 3-1 win over India on Tuesday, it was a do-or-die match for the Savita Punia-led side, with Canada needing just a draw to progress as they had a better goal difference.

Locked 2-2, Janneke Schopman’s girls responded brilliantly when Lalremsiami scored off a rebound, after a penalty corner in the 51st minute.

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