Tokyo Olympics Hockey: Gurjit’s goal, Savita heroics help India women reach first semi-finals, upsets Australia 1-0; Argentina up next in semis

Tokyo Olympics Hockey: Gurjit's goal, Savita heroics help India women reach first semi-finals, upsets Australia 1-0; Argentina up next in semis
Tokyo Olympics Hockey: Gurjit's goal, Savita heroics help India women reach first semi-finals, upsets Australia 1-0; Argentina up next in semis

Tokyo Olympics Hockey – Indian Women Team in Semi-Finals:  Indian Women have knocked Australia out of the Tokyo Olympics quarterfinals! A goal from Gurjit and countless saves from Savita ensured the win for India. It is a major upset as India is through to the semi-finals in a very impressive fashion. They will face Argentina in the semi-finals. However, it was a brilliant performance by India who always looked in control. They defended 8 penalty corners and ensured that they always had the lead. Historic day in the world of Indian hockey as the Indian women’s team has reached the semi-finals for the first time ever.

Tokyo Olympics Hockey: Gurjit’s goal, Savita heroics help India women reach first semi-finals, upsets Australia 1-0; Argentina up next in semis

Tokyo Olympics Hockey live: India vs Australia Quarterfinal 4th quarter live

@10:01 AM: Just 20 seconds left, India leads 1-0!!!

@10:00 AM: India is now working at the far side trying to make the game as slow as possible.

@9:59 AM: Great defending again. There is no way past Savita, she got down really quick and the defenders were first to the ball. They have saved 8 penalty corners, 2 minutes left!

@9:58 AM: GREAT SAVE BY SAVITA! The referee has given another PENALTY CORNER

@9:57 AM: PENALTY CORNER FOR AUSTRALIA. 6th for Australia. Referral upheld.

@9:56 AM: 3 minutes left in the match, the referral is taking some time.

@9:55 AM: Great defending by Udita! She ensures that her foot does not come in between and at the same time managed to keep Malone away from the ball.

@9:53 AM: India taking too much pressure now, they have had chances to clear the ball but they choose to keep passing. Australia knick the ball away, and now a referral for a PENALTY CORNER has been taken.

@9:52 AM: India is absorbing pressure really well. There were 5 Australian players cornering 2 Indians but somehow they have gotten away with it.

@9:51 AM: Green card for Nikki, she sits out for 2 minutes.

@9:50 AM: India at the counter-attack, it was a 3v2 but Rani’s pass was intercepted at the last second. 7 minutes left, India 1-0 Australia

@9:49 AM: Savita is in top-form. She has made 2 back-to-back saves to keep India ahead in this tie.

@9:48 AM: GREAT SAVE BY SAVITA AGAIN. Another PENALTY CORNER.

@9:47 AM: PENALTY CORNER FOR AUSTRALIA! The ball hit Grace’s face, she is okay. This is Australia’s 4th opportunity.

@9:45 AM: This might have been India’s best performance in the Tokyo Olympics campaign so far. They are playing so fluently, the momentum has been maintained really well, the connection between the players has been superb, and Australia is unable to break them down.

@9:43 AM: Great tactics by the India team, they are slowing the game down whenever possible. Fatigue playing an important role in the last quarter.

@9:42 AM: Australia desperately looking for penalty corners, however, the Indian defenders are playing cleverly and rushing out of their circle to tackle

@9:40 AM: 4th quarter underway: India needs to hang on for the last quarter to move to the semi-finals. They lead 1-0 and have been defending really well

Tokyo Olympics Hockey live: India vs Australia Quarterfinal 3rd quarter live

@9:36 AM: End of 3rd quarter: India 1-0 Australia

@9:35 AM: GREAT CHANCE FOR INDIA! A great ball played in but Rani is unable to take full control of the ball. It is a green card for Australia. India up 1 player in the final few seconds of the 3rd quarter.

@9:34 AM: Just 2 minutes left in the 3rd quarter. India has been sublime even if they had to defend most of this quarter.

@9:33 AM: India is finally in the Australian circle. Its first circle penetration of the 3rd quarter.

@9:31 AM: India is defending really well here, even if they are losing the ball higher up the pitch, the defending has been superb so far.

@9:30 AM: Australia continues to try to make its way inside the India circle. They have been successful but have not been able to create any real chances.

@9:29 AM: Australia has 13 circle penetrations while India has 6. The 3rd quarter has been all Australia so far. 6:30 minutes left

@9:28 AM: Again, the Indian defenders are under pressure as Savita kicks the ball not too far away. India is sitting really deep.

@9:27 AM: These are dangerous signs for India. They are letting Australia in their circle a lot and Australia has started to gain a lot more confidence.

@9:26 AM: Another save by Savita. India is defending really well. 10:30 left in the 3rd quarter.

@9:25 AM: A bit harsh on Sushila, she moved the ball even after the ref blew the whistle. PENALTY CORNER FOR AUSTRALIA.

@9:23 AM: Too slow, Grace dove in to snatch the ball away as Australia tried a variation. 12 minutes left in the 3rd quarter. India is just moving the ball in their own half now.

@9:22 AM: GREAT CHANCE FOR AUSTRALIA! GREAT SAVE BY SAVITA! It is a penalty corner for Australia. Their 2nd of the game

@9:21 AM: India sustaining pressure at the start of the 3rd quarter. Australia has been pushing

@9:20 AM: 3rd quarter starts: India 1-0 Australia

India vs Australia Quarterfinal halftime stats

Team Totals

AUS

Australia

IND

India
Total Goals/Shots 0/7 1/3
Shooting Efficiency (%) 0 33
Field Goals 0/4 0/2
Penalty Corner 0/3 1/1
Penalty Strokes
% Possession 49 51
Attacking Circle Penetrations 8 6
Team Video Referrals Total 1
Team Video Referrals Upheld
Green Cards 1
Yellow Cards
Red Cards

 

Tokyo Olympics Hockey live: India vs Australia Quarterfinal 2nd quarter live

@9:10 AM: End of 2nd quarter: India 1-0 Australia

@9:09 AM: Just not working for Australia. They are waiting for halftime and some change in the tactics.

@9:08 AM: India is still trying to get another goal here before halftime. They are passing the ball really well in the Australian half.

@9:07 AM: 3 minutes left in the 1st half. Monika is back and India also has 11 players now.

@9:05 AM: GREAT CHANCE FOR INDIA! Salima steals the ball and runs with it, she shoots it over the goal. India is looking really confident now.

@9:03 AM: Australia trying its best to penetrate the circle. They are also pressing up the full pitch. 7 players in the Indian half.

@9:01 AM: A massive boost in confidence for India. A green card shown to Monika and she will sit out for 2 minutes

@9:00 AM: GOAL!!! A goal from the penalty corner for India. Gurjit Kaur scores in the 2nd quarter with their 1st penalty corner of the match.

@8:59 AM: PENALTY CORNER FOR INDIA! Great pressing by the Indians!

@8:58 AM: GREAT CHANCE FOR AUSTRALIA! If only Malone got a touch, it would have been a goal.

@8:57 AM: Great defending by India. Savita and the defenders made some really good saves. Australia was given another penalty corner but the refs change their decision.

@8:56 AM: PENALTY CORNER GIVEN. India loses its referral.

@8:55 AM: PENALTY CORNER FOR AUSTRALIA. India takes a referral.

@8:53 AM: Australia is keeping possession early in the 2nd quarter, India has seen very little of the ball. A full pitch press is also on by the Australians

@8:52 AM: Australia has started the 2nd quarter by moving the ball in their own half, urging the Indians to move forward

@8:50 AM: Start of 2nd quarter: The players are back on the pitch for the 2nd quarter.

Tokyo Olympics Hockey live: India vs Australia Quarterfinal 1st quarter live

Except for that 1st post early in the match by Malone, it has been all India throughout the 1st quarter. The score is 0-0 after quarter 1.

@8:46 AM: End of quarter 1: India 0-0 Australia

@8:44 AM: Australia is back with waves of attacks but none has particularly troubled India.

@8:43 AM: India still has 53% possession, they look dangerous every time they are in the opposition half.

@8:42 AM: India has been aggressive since the start. Sharmila Devi sits out to tend to her injury. She looks fine. 3:40 left in 1st quarter, India 0-0 Australia

@8:41 AM: GREAT CHANCE FOR INDIA! Australian goalkeeper Lynch came off her line and Sharmila is down.

@8:40 AM: Australia almost came back with a good chance, Peris shoots and the ball goes just wide.

@8:39 AM: GREAT CHANCE FOR INDIA! Lalremsiami was at the far post but her deflection hits the post! 5:40 to go, it is 0-0

@8:38 AM: Decent performance by India so far in the 1st quarter. Except for the 1st chance that came off the post, Australia has not looked dangerous.

@8:37 AM: India has 59% possession with 8 minutes left in the 1st quarter.

@8:35 AM: India has been finding some good chances in and around the Australian circle. Both the goalkeepers have had to make moves early in the match.

@8:33 AM: It was a great ball towards Lalremsiami, she would have been through on goal, but the Australian defense was alert and knocked the ball off her at the last second.

@8:32 AM: India is now trying to keep possession. Australia trying their best to keep momentum with themselves.

@8:31 AM: GREAT CHANCE FOR AUSTRALIA! Lucky break for India, the shot hits the post and India gets away early.

@8:30 AM: AND we are underway. Australia had a perfect record, India has a mountain task ahead of them.

@8:27 AM: The teams have completed their national anthems and now head towards their sides. India will be playing from right to left in the first 2 quarters.

@8:23 AM: The athletes are arriving on the pitch. The temperature is 31 degrees celsius and the winner of this match will face Argentina in the semi-finals

@8:15 AM: We are 15 minutes away from the quarterfinals clash. Check out Team India’s starting lineup:

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Tokyo Olympics Hockey live – India vs Australia LIVE: Rani Rampal and Co. looked set for a repeat of their Rio Olympics disappointment when they lost their three opening games in Pool A.

However, the side did well to bounce back from adversity and claimed a pivotal win over Ireland to keep them in the hunt for the quarter-finals. India women’s hockey team then proceeded to clinch a 4-3 win over South Africa, which eventually sealed their progression after the Irish lost to Great Britain. 

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The side would however know that there will be no room for error against the mighty Australians, who are currently ranked second in the FIH rankings. The Aussies finished atop Pool B to set tup their clash against India, and will be overwhelming favourties. India will have their backs against the wall in this one, but Rani Rampal and Co. will aim for another historic achievement on Monday. 

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India Group stage results

  • India lost to Netherlands 5-1
  • India lost to Germany 2-0
  • India lost to Great Britain 4-1
  • India beat Ireland 1-0
  • India beat South Africa 4-3

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Australia Group Stage results

  • Australia beat Spain 3-1
  • Australia beat China 6-0
  • Australia beat Japan 1-0
  • Australia beat New Zealand 1-0.
  • Australia beat Argentina 2-0

Match Details: India vs Australia (Hockey- Women’s quarterfinal)

Time: 8:30 AM

Date: 2-08-2021

Venue: Oi Hockey Stadium- North Pitch 

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Tokyo Olympics Hockey: Gurjit’s goal, Savita heroics help India women reach first semi-finals, upsets Australia 1-0; Argentina up next in semis