Commonwealth Games, India vs South Africa, Men’s Hockey Semi-Final 1 Live Updates: Abhishek Gives India 1-0 Lead Over South Africa In 2nd Quarter

CWG 2022: India beat South Africa 3-2 to reach the men’s hockey final.© AFP

CWG 2022, IND vs SA, Men’s Hockey Semi-Final Highlights: India on Saturday defeated South Africa 3-2 to reach the Commonwealth Games men’s hockey final. After a goalless first quarter, India scored twice in the second quarter. Abhishek opened the scoring before Mandeep Singh made it 2-0 after a fine solo goal. Ryan Julius got South Africa back in the match after scoring off a rebound from the penalty. India restored their two-goal lead in the fourth quarter before South Africa pulled one back again to give ruffle a few feather inside the Indian dugout. India have remained unbeaten in the tournament so far, registering three wins and a draw. South Africa, on the other hand, have recorded two victories and a draw and a loss. As per the current scenario, Manpreet Singh led-side will be overwhelming favourites against world no.13 South Africa. India finished at the top of Pool B while South Africa ended their group stage campaign on the second spot. The winner of the semi-final match will be facing the winner of the other semi-final match, which will be played between Australia and England. The losers of the both the matches will be squaring off in the bronze medal match.

Here are the Highlights of the India vs South Africa Men’s Hockey Semi-Final 1 match from the University Of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre

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  • 00:17 (IST)

    India are through to the final

    India beat South Africa 3-2 to reach the final. They will face either Australia or New Zealand in the gold medal match

  • 00:06 (IST)

    Nervy end to this game as both teams score in quick succession

    India restore their two-goal lead and go 3-1 up in the final quarter. South Africa pull one back immediately. 

  • 23:42 (IST)

    Jones with a huge save for South Africa

    Jarmanpreet sees his drag flick being excellently save by a diving Gowan Jones in the South African goal.

  • 23:36 (IST)

    Sreejesh with a massive save to keep it 2-1

    Sreejesh denies South Africa this time to keep India’s lead safe for the moment.

  • 23:31 (IST)

    South Africa pull one back with Julius.

    South Africa pull one back with Ryan Julius successfully latching on to the rebound. India lead 2-1 in the third quarter

  • 23:26 (IST)

    Chance for India as Varun misses his drag flick

    India win a penalty corner and Varun scuffs his effort just wide. South Africa survive. 

  • 23:16 (IST)

    India lead 2-0 at the interval

    That’s the end of the second quarter. India lead 2-0 after half-time. Goals from Abhishek and Mandeep Singh give India the advantage.

  • 23:11 (IST)

    Goal! India take a 2-0 lead with Mandeep

    And Mandeep makes it 2-0 after a fine solo run. He slots his effort past the goalie to extend India’s lead

  • 23:09 (IST)

    Excellent save from close range

    Another good chance for India but the South Africa goalie has denied them from extending the lead. It remains 1-0

  • 23:04 (IST)

    Goal for India

    India take the lead as Abhishek’s backhand from the curve of the box sneaks inside the goal post. 

  • 22:52 (IST)

    End of the first quarter

    Double save from the South African goalie! Keeps India at bay after two penalty corners. That’s the end of the first quarter. It remains 0-0

  • 22:38 (IST)

    CWG Live: Lively Start

    After five minutes, it’s 0-0 between India and South Africa in the first quarter!

  • 21:35 (IST)

    CWG Live: HELLO

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the men’s hockey semi-final 1 between India and South Africa. Stay tuned for live updates.

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