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The Indian men’s hockey team has reached the final of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Team India defeated South Africa 3-2 in the semi-finals. The Indian team has reached the final of the Commonwealth Games for the third time. With this, the Indian men’s hockey team has ensured at least a silver medal. Earlier, the team had reached the finals of 2010 Delhi and 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Then Australia defeated India in the gold medal match. India will face the winner of the second semi-final match between England and Australia in the final of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
Abhishek, Mandeep Singh and Jugraj Singh scored for India. On the other hand, Mustafa Qasim and Ryan Julius scored for South Africa.
Indian team after victory
India did well in the first quarter. However, the team could not capitalize on the chances they got to score. The Indian team scored four penalty corners in the first quarter. However, the team could not score on any occasion. At the same time, South Africa tried to enter the Indian circle twice, but the Indian defenders prevented them from scoring. Neither team could score in the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Indian team continued the counter attack. India’s Abhishek scored a brilliant goal in the 20th minute and gave Team India a 1-0 lead. Mandeep then scored in the 28th minute to take India’s lead to two goals. By half-time, India had taken a 2-0 lead over South Africa.
South Africa made a comeback in the third quarter. Ryan Julius scored in the 33rd minute and made the score 2-1. The Indian players lost their confidence in the third quarter and made fewer counter attacks. South Africa took advantage of this and scored the goal. After this, two senior players of the team, captain Manpreet and goalkeeper Sreejesh, gathered all the players and asked them to raise the level of the game.
After getting guidance from the two senior players, the Indian players played brilliantly in the fourth quarter and continued to counter attack. In the last five minutes of the fourth quarter, South Africa removed the goalkeeper and sent an extra player to the field. The Indian team got the advantage in the 58th minute. India secured a penalty corner.
On this, Jugraj Singh took the ball to the defending South Africa’s goal post without a goalkeeper and put India ahead 3-1. However, South Africa’s Qasim Mustafa scored 3-2 in the last minute. After that both the teams could not score any goal. In this way the Indian team won.
South African goalkeeper weeps after defeat
Under the leadership of Manpreet Singh, the Indian team has shown a great game so far. The team has been unbeaten in this tournament so far. In the first match, India defeated Ghana 11-0. At the same time, in the second match, the team played a 4-4 draw against England.
The Indian team was leading 3-0 in the match against England. After this, England made a comeback and leveled the score at 4-4. At the same time, in the third match, Team India trampled Canada 8-0. In the fourth match, India won 4–1 over Wales. Now after winning the semi-finals too, they have made it to the finals.
Team India was at number one in its group (Pool-B). At the same time, the team of England was in second place. England will face Australia in the second semi-final. This match will be played in a while. The Indian men’s hockey team has entered the field with the intention of winning the first gold medal in the Commonwealth Games. India, led by skipper Manpreet, won the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics last year after 41 years. This time the team, led by Manpreet, is looking to end the Australian dominance in the Commonwealth Games. Australia has won all the six gold medals so far in the Commonwealth Games.
The Indian team, which failed to win a medal in Gold Coast 2018, is hungry for success. India won silver medals in 2010 and 2014. Under the guidance of Australian resident head coach Graham Reid, the Indian team has improved a lot over the years. India will face Australia in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. The Indian women’s hockey team had suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Australia in a penalty shootout in the semi-finals. The score was tied at 1-1 after full time. Now the Indian women’s hockey team will take on New Zealand on Sunday for the bronze medal.
The Indian men’s hockey team has reached the final of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Team India defeated South Africa 3-2 in the semi-finals. The Indian team has reached the final of the Commonwealth Games for the third time. With this, the Indian men’s hockey team has ensured at least a silver medal.