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Hockey World Cup HIGHLIGHTS: India beat South Africa 5-2 - Updates, Results, Scores, Blog

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The Bridge Desk

Updated: 28 Jan 2023 3:28 PM GMT

India, on Saturday, finished their 2023 Hockey World Cup campaign with a resounding 5-2 win over South Africa at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela.

Abhishek, Harmanpreet, Shamser, Akashdeep, and Sukhjeet all found the net once in the 60 minutes to help India bow out of the World Cup on a high.

Check out the highlights here:

Live Updates

  • 28 Jan 2023 3:26 PM GMT

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    That's all we have from India's final 2023 Hockey World Cup clash against South Africa. The men in blue were clearly the better side today and walk away with an easy victory.

    However, Harmanpreet Singh and co will have a lot of introspection to do along with Graham Reid now as they draw curtains on a rather disappointing campaign in the global tournament.

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  • 28 Jan 2023 3:23 PM GMT

  • 28 Jan 2023 3:23 PM GMT

    Abhishek is the Man of the Match

    "I hope we continue doing well in the upcoming matches," says Abhishek, who wins his second consecutive Man of the Match at the World Cup.


  • 28 Jan 2023 3:17 PM GMT


    That's the last piece of action we have from this contest. A dominating performance from India and they end their 2023 Hockey World Cup campaign with a resounding victory at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela.

    IND 5-2 RSA

  • 28 Jan 2023 3:16 PM GMT


    South African skipper Cassiem takes the responsibility on himself and scores. Sreejesh has a wry smile on his face.

    IND 5-2 RSA

  • 28 Jan 2023 3:15 PM GMT

    60' - Penalty Stroke, SOUTH AFRICA

    Penalty stroke given to South Africa as Sreejesh comes up with a harsh tackle on the forward, who is down in pain. India challenges the call and are proven wrong.

    The penalty stroke stays with less than 30 seconds on the clock.

  • 28 Jan 2023 3:13 PM GMT


    Sukhjeet receives an aerial pass in the middle of the pitch and passes it to Akashdeep. The latter takes an attempt, but the goalkeeper who has come down to cut the angle blocks successfully. But Sukhjeet comes running in to pounce on the rebound and puts it in with a dive.


    IND 5-1 RSA

  • 28 Jan 2023 3:08 PM GMT

    56' - India have this in the bag

    Just over four minutes left in the contest and the Indians know they have this in the bag. South Africa would need something miraculous here.

  • 28 Jan 2023 3:06 PM GMT


    Sukhjeet with the foul this time and off he goes for 5 minutes. 

    Meanwhile India miss yet another PC, courtesy Varun's drag flick.

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