Junior Hockey World Cup 2016, India Beat South Africa: As It Happened | December 12, 2016, 8:40 PM IST
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Catch all of the live updates of the crucial league clash between India and South Africa at the Major Dhyanchand Stadium in Lucknow.

India look to seal a place in the quarter finals of the Junior Hockey World Cup as they take on South Africa in the final Group D clash.
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Dec 12, 2016 7:27 pm (IST)

That's all from us today. We will be back again with India's next clash in the quarter finals. Till then goodbye!

Dec 12, 2016 7:23 pm (IST)

Full-Time: India beat South Africa 2-1 to enter the Quarters. India also top group with 3 wins out of 3.

Dec 12, 2016 7:21 pm (IST)

Penalty Corner: Close save for India a ball goes past the goal post after a fierce drive from the penalty corner . India still hold a slender 2-1 lead.

Dec 12, 2016 7:20 pm (IST)

Chance: Harjeet finds space inside the D but the SA goalkeeper comes down changing to save the day for the visitors. But straight away SA rush down with a counter attack of their own and win a penalty corner.

Dec 12, 2016 7:18 pm (IST)

Goal Disallowed: No Indian player could manage a touch on the ball which was hit from ouside the D and the goal is disallowed. India still lead 2-1

Dec 12, 2016 7:15 pm (IST)

Chance: India were about to go 3-1 up with Mandeep Singh almost reaching the SA's goal single handedly. But skipper Stewart thwarts away the danger with a great tackle on Mandeep Singh.

Dec 12, 2016 7:11 pm (IST)

Chance: Ajit Pandey at it once again. He snatches the ball away from the South African defender and tries a fierce reverse hit but the ball goes over the goal post.

Dec 12, 2016 7:10 pm (IST)

Chance: Ajit runs past 3 defenders and delivers a good low cross but the defenders clear the ball away.

Dec 12, 2016 7:09 pm (IST)
Dec 12, 2016 7:07 pm (IST)

Goal: Cometh the Hour Cometh the Man. Mandeep Singh delivers yet again for India as he swivels inside the D with the back to goal, beats the defender and hits a fierce reverse hit to give India the lead.

Dec 12, 2016 7:02 pm (IST)

India make a mess of the penalty corner but Harmanpreet still manages to hit a shot across which misses the goal. The ace Indian hockey star Harmanpreet will be hoping for a better service from the PC next time around.

Dec 12, 2016 7:01 pm (IST)

Penalty Corner for India.

Dec 12, 2016 6:57 pm (IST)

The Indian team, backed by skipper Harjeet Singh are creating chance after chance but failing to carve out a clear cut chance to take the lead. The South African defenders are somehow holding the Indian attackers.

Dec 12, 2016 6:52 pm (IST)

Vikramjeet with a dangerous cross but the goalkeeper thwarts the danger away.

Dec 12, 2016 6:47 pm (IST)

Second half underway in Lucknow. India will look to minus the errors of the first half and even after being the better side India is level with South Africa.

Dec 12, 2016 6:37 pm (IST)

1st Half Ends: India 1  - South Africa 1

Dec 12, 2016 6:31 pm (IST)
Dec 12, 2016 6:30 pm (IST)

Goal: India concede from the penalty corner as a brilliant strike into the left bottom corner levels the match for South Africa.

Dec 12, 2016 6:28 pm (IST)

Penalty Corner for South Africa now.

Dec 12, 2016 6:28 pm (IST)

9 minutes left into the first half and India re leading 1-0 and inching closer towards sealing a place into the quarters.

Dec 12, 2016 6:26 pm (IST)

South Africa is slowly growing into the game but Indian defenders have been in sublime form so far.

Dec 12, 2016 6:23 pm (IST)

Chance: Varun Kumar saves the day for India as he blocks a dangerous looking ball inside the D as it was going towards a South Africa forward. India straight away on the counter now. 

Dec 12, 2016 6:21 pm (IST)

Foul: De Sousa's shocking foul on Indian skipper Harjeet Singh in the middle of the park. It was like he wanted to hurt the Indian star man.

Dec 12, 2016 6:19 pm (IST)

Penalty Corner: India get a penalty corner after Simranjeet hits the ball and it is blocked by a South African defender with his leg. But excellent goal keeping as a diving saves keeps the visitors into the match as at 2-0 it would have been literally impossible for SA to come back into the game.

Dec 12, 2016 6:17 pm (IST)

Finally a counter attack by South Africa and they rush inside the D but the shot is blocked well by the Indian goalkeeper.

Dec 12, 2016 6:15 pm (IST)

The Indian players are dominating the match completely as majority of the possession is inside South Africa's half. And the home side are counter attacking every time South Africa get the ball by nicking it somehow.

Dec 12, 2016 6:12 pm (IST)

Goal: India lead 1-0 in the 11th minute of the first half through Harjeet. After a mix up inside the penalty the spot, skiipper Harjeet Singh finds space inside the D and shoots to give India the deserved lead.

Dec 12, 2016 6:10 pm (IST)

The Indian players have so far resorted to long balls and it has helped them to counter swifty.

Dec 12, 2016 6:05 pm (IST)

India have started brightly with two counter attacks back to back, but the South African keeper has been equal to it.

Dec 12, 2016 6:02 pm (IST)

Here we go!

The match begins at the Major Dhyanchand stadium in Lucknow.

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Junior Hockey World Cup 2016, India Beat South Africa: As It Happened
Mandeep Singh (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

The hosts thrashed Canada in their opening match of the tournament and in their second group game thumped England 5-3.

India remain at top of their group with six points and will look for another convincing performance to progress.

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