Hockey World Cup Highlights: Scrappy India beats Wales 4-2 - Updates, Results, Scores, Blog
Veteran forward Akashdeep Singh starred as India defeated debutant Wales 4-2.
Veteran forward Akashdeep Singh slotted in a brace as India beat a spirited Wales 4-2 in their final group stage encounter of the 2023 Hockey World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
India were scrappy throughout the evening and had to wait till the second quarter to find their first goal via Shamsher Singh. Akashdeep extended the lead early in the third quarter, before a defensive harakiri helped Wales equalise late in the quarter.
Akashdeep, once again, came to India's rescue early in the final quarter before skipper Harmanpreet Singh found his first goal of the tournament to help India close off a victory.
Check out the highlights here:
- 19 Jan 2023 3:19 PM GMT
50' - What a SAVE!
The Welsh goalkeeper making all the difference in this contest. Yet another save as he stays calm to block Mandeep's shot.
- 19 Jan 2023 3:15 PM GMT
46' - AKASHDEEP TO THE RESCUE!
Akashdeep comes to India's rescue. The veteran once again with a brilliant combination play - this time with Sukhjeet, and a tomahawk to put India back into the lead. The Indians believe.
IND 3-2 WAL
- 19 Jan 2023 3:11 PM GMT
END OF THIRD QUARTER!
What a passage of play for Wales. They have equalised out of nowhere and the Indians have been stunned. What words will Graham Reid have at the break for his boys?
- 19 Jan 2023 3:09 PM GMT
45' - WALES EQUALISE!
What is happening? Wales have equalised. Yet another PC, and this time the Europeans score on rebound.
HORROR, HORROR FOR PR SREEJESH. HORROR FOR INDIA!
IND 2-2 WAL
- 19 Jan 2023 3:06 PM GMT
43' - WALES SCOREEEEEE!
India blunder inside the circle and hand Wales a PC. They convert. PR Sreejesh is beaten to his right. Wales are fighting back. They have India under pressure.
IND 2-1 WAL
- 19 Jan 2023 3:04 PM GMT
42' - BLOCKED AGAIN!
What a game is the Wales goalkeeper having. Blocks yet another drag flick, this time from Harmanpreet. India looking clueless from the spot.
- 19 Jan 2023 3:03 PM GMT
42' - PC, INDIA!
India earn yet another PC, thanks to Shamsher. Will this go in?
- 19 Jan 2023 3:03 PM GMT
41' - India miss yet another PC
Amit Rohidas with the drag flick but it is easily blocked by the first rusher. The only plus side to this is that Wales have lost their review trying to challenge the PC given to India.
- 19 Jan 2023 3:00 PM GMT
40' - Jarmanpreet MISSES!
Yet another chance goes begging as multiple Indians converge in front of the goal, but none can slot it in. Jarmanpreet with the final shot which goes wide.
Wales are down to 10 men with a green card.
- 19 Jan 2023 2:57 PM GMT
39' - Mandeep fails to get a shot
A brilliant cross from the right flank to the circle from India, but Mandeep fails to collect it cleanly. Exactly what coach Reid spoke about in the half time - a poor first touch.