IND vs SA Hockey Match: India hockey team played well in the match despite tough challenge from South Africa and entered the final for the third time in the Commonwealth Games. In the semi-final, India defeated South Africa 3-2 in a thrilling match. The Indian hockey team won the brand medal in the Tokyo Olympics.
tough challenge in the match
The world’s fifth-ranked team India was given a tough challenge by the 13th-ranked South Africa for 60 minutes. South Africa defeated New Zealand in Pool A to make it to the semi-finals. For India, who were unbeaten in the league stage, Abhishek scored in the 20th minute, Mandeep Singh in the 28th and Jugraj Singh in the 58th minute, while for South Africa, Ryan Julius scored in the 33rd and M Kasim in the 59th minute.
All eyes will be on winning gold medal
In the men’s hockey event of the Commonwealth Games, India has not won a gold medal till date and all the six gold have gone to Australia. India won silver medals twice in 2010 in Delhi and in 2014 in Glasgow. Whereas last time India’s bag was empty in Gold Coast. The final will be played on August 8.
Shown aggressive game from the beginning
India continued the dangerous game inside the striking circle. Goalkeeper Krishna B Pathak made a significant save after South Africa earned consecutive penalty corners. Abhishek finally gave India a crucial lead with a surprise reverse hit into the net from the edge of the circle. Team India maintained its grip throughout the match and ensured a medal for India in the Commonwealth Games.
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