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India Beat Great Britain 4-2 In Shoot-Out Of FIH Pro League Hockey

India Beat Great Britain 4-2 In Shoot-Out Of FIH Pro League Hockey

India Beat Great Britain 4-2 In Shoot-Out Of FIH Pro League Hockey

After both teams were tied at 4-4 at the end of regulation time in a high-scoring second leg FIH Pro League match here on Saturday, India prevailed 4-2 in a penalty shootout to earn a bonus point. Captain Harmanpreet Singh (seventh moment), Mandeep Singh (nineteenth), Sukhjeet Singh (28th) and Abhishek (50th) were the objective scorers for India. Sam Ward (eighth, 40th, 47th, 53rd) was the star for the host group terminating every one of the four objectives. India received a bonus point as a result of the victory, but they remain in second place in the standings, just behind Great Britain, with 24 points from 12 games.

Extraordinary England are on the table with 26 focuses from 11 matches.

India had before lost 4-2 to Extraordinary England here in the principal leg prior to whipping Belgium 5-1.

On June 7, India will play the hosts in Eindhoven, Netherlands, as part of the Europe portion of their FIH Pro League campaign.

India goalkeeper Krishan Bahadur Pathak saved Great Britain's first attempt at goal in the third minute, which came from a shot by Phil Roper.

Rupert Shipperley set up Roper perfectly to get in a one-on-one position for the shot, but Pathak reacted quickly.

After three minutes, Great Britain won back-to-back penalty corners, but Pathak saved both of them once more for India.

Mandeep then procured a punishment corner for India a moment later and captain Harmanpreet's low dragflick sounded the post past Incredible England goalie David Ames to hand the guests the lead.

India's joy was short-lived as Ward equalized the score in the very next minute by winning a penalty corner.

Great Britain won a short corner just before the end of the first quarter, but Nicholas Bandurak's drag-flick was deemed dangerous, and India prevailed with both teams tied at 1-1 after 15 minutes.

In the second quarter, both teams played at a frantic pace, but India won again thanks to Mandeep, who hammered the ball into the goal from a brilliant pass from Hardik Singh.

Both teams played end-to-end, but Great Britain had another chance to score just three minutes before halftime thanks to consecutive penalty corners, but Pathak saved India once more.

Sukhjeet scored India's third goal with a tomahawk two minutes before the break after being fed by Hardik. The visitors went into the break with a two-goal advantage.

After the change of ends, neither team had a clear chance until the 40th minute, when India gave up another penalty corner and Ward scored with a powerful flick to cut the lead in half.

India gave away too many penalty corners, four in the final three minutes of the second quarter, but Great Britain didn't take advantage of the opportunities.

India won a set piece shortly before the beginning of the final quarter, but this time Harmanpreet's attempt was stopped by Shipperley.

With a field goal in the 47th minute, Great Britain equalized thanks to an unmarked Ward.

India regained the lead in the 50th minute with a field goal from Abhishek from a counterattack, despite Great Britain's dominance of possession.

With his fourth of the night, Ward brought Great Britain back within striking distance on Saturday. It was the Ward show.

Both Extraordinary England and India got a couple of punishment corners in the last minutes of the game yet wavered in execution.

Manpreet Singh, Harmanpreet, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, and Abhishek scored for India in the shootout.

Will Calnan scored Great Britain's lone goal from five attempts, as Zachary Wallace, Shipperley, and Roper missed from one-on-one situations.

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