As it happened: India vs Canada, Azlan Shah Cup
Nikkin, Harmanpreet, Sardar scored as India defeated Canada 3-1 in Azlan Shah Cup in their third match of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament.
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Nikkin, Harmanpreet, Sardar score as India defeat Canada 3-1
10 minutes to go in the match! Can India maintain their lead to win against Canada?
Excellent stuff from Sardar Singh. He plays a reverse shot beating the Canadian goalkeeper but misses it at the last moment. What a close finish from the captain.
The fourth and the last Quarter is underway. Can India maintain their lead?
END of 3rd QUARTER: Harmanpreet's 41st minute goal gives India 2-1 lead against Canada at the end of 3rd Quarter
GOAL! Harmanpreet scores in 41st minute as India take 2-1 lead against Canada
Brilliant defending from Canada's Martin. He takes the ball away from Ramandeep.
— Meet Rajpal (@Meet_Rajpal) April 10, 2016
The third Quarter is underway. Can India make it 2-1 against Canada?
HALF-TIME: @FHC_MNT with a couple corners late in the half, but neither can find the back. Good play to earn them. 🇨🇦1-1🇮🇳
— Field Hockey Canada (@FieldHockeyCan) April 10, 2016
HALF-TIME: Keegan Pereira's 24th minute goal helps Canada level 1-1 with India
Penalty corner for Canada! Manpreet blocks it well. Excellent job by him.
Canada are growing in confidence after Pereira's goal. Some attacking game from them.
GOAL!! Keegan Pereira scores an equaliser in 24th minute. India 1-1 Canada
India are off to an aggressive start with the men in blue maintaining the pressure on Canada
Second Quarter is underway. Can India make it 2-0?
END of 1st Quarter: Nikkin's goal gives India 1-0 lead against Canada at the end of 1st Quarter
Penalty Corner for India: Drag come in and nicely stopped by Harjot
— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) April 10, 2016
Mandeep Singh wins a fee hit. Ramandeep takes it and passes it to Sardar.
Superb move from Sardar. He enters the circle and tries for a reverse.
GOAL! Nikkin scores in 3rd minute as India take 1-0 lead against Canada.
First quarter is underway. Can India get an early lead? Here we go..!!
India defence lacks experience with the likes of youngsters Jasjit Singh Kular, Surender Singh, and Harmanpreet Singh yet to find their feet at the international level.
Hello and welcome to the Live coverage from Azlan Shah Cup hockey match between India and Canada.
India will need to step up their performance by a couple of notches as they seek to reignite their campaign when they meet Canada in their third match of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament.
India, who are fielding a team without several of their top stars, eked out a scratchy 2-1 win over minnows Japan in the opening match of their campaign before being thrashed 1-5 by strong title contenders Australia.
The Indians struggled with their finishing in both the matches. The conversion rate from penalty corners -- traditionally a weak point for Indian teams -- continues to be a problem. The fact that Rupinder Pal Singh is the only experienced dragflicker in the squad could be one of the reasons.
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