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India vs SA highlights, Hockey WC: Men in Blue sign off with 5-2 win

India vs South Africa 9-12th place Classification Highlights: India won 5-2 thanks to goals from Abhishek, Harmanpreet, Samsher, Akashdeep and Sukhjeet. It will finish in the top 10 in this World Cup

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India vs South Africa Live Score, FIH Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup 2023, in Rourkela, Odisha. PTI Photo

India vs South Africa Highlights, Hockey World Cup

Team India finished its Hockey World Cup campaign with a 5-2 win over South Africa to finish joint 9th alongside Argentina. For this edition, classification matches were reduced in number by the International Hockey Federation. 

As a result, there were no classification matches for places 5-8th and then the matches for places 9-16th were also reduced in number and joint winners were declared for places, 9th and 13th. As a result, the teams which lost in the classification games for the 9th and 13th positions respectively were jointly given the 11th and 15th position.

Thus, while India finished ninth Jointly with Argentina which beat Wales, Malaysia finished 13th, jointly with France as they beat Japan and Chile respectively in their matches. Earlier in the 9-16th place classification matches, India beat Japan, South Africa defeated Malaysia, Argentina beat Chile and Wales went past France. 

On the final day of the tournament i.e. on Sunday, Australia will face the Netherlands in a bronze medal match while Germany will try and stop Belgium from winning back-to-back World Cups as the two teams meet in the final.

India Hockey World Cup Squad

P.R. Sreejesh, Krishna Pathak, Jarmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh (Captain), Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas (Vice Captain), Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Manpreet Singh, Rajkumar Pal, Nilakanta Sharma, Shamsher Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Akashdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Abhishek, Sukhjeet Singh

South Africa Hockey World Cup Squad

Bili Ntuli, Jethro Eustice, Brad Sherwood, Keenan Horne, Connor Beauchamp, Mustapha Cassiem, Dan Bell, Nic Spooner, Dayaan Cassiem(captain), Peabo Lembethe, Estiaan Kriek(gk), Ryan Julius, Gowan Jones(gk), Sam Mvimbi, Guy Morgan, Sihle Ngubane, Jacques van Tonder, Tevin Kok, Anton van Loggerenberg, Taine Paton, Clayton Saker, Trevor de Lora, Dan Sibbald, Tyson Dlungwana, Luke Wynford, Zenani Kraai

India vs South Africa, 9-12th place Classification Highlights: Catch all the updates from the match at Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium in Rourkela below
10:45 PM

Hockey World Cup, India vs South Africa Live Score: New rules keep India in 9th position alongside Argentina

 
Team India finished its Hockey World Cup campaign with a 5-2 win over South Africa to finish joint 9th alongside Argentina. For this edition, classification matches were reduced in number by the International Hockey Federation. 
 
As a result, there were no classification matches for places 5-8th and then the matches for places 9-16th were also reduced in number and joint winners were declared for places, 9th and 13th. As a result, the teams which lost in the classification games for the 9th and 13th positions respectively were jointly given the 11th and 15th position.
 
Thus, while India finished ninth Jointly with Argentina which beat Wales, Malaysia finished 13th, jointly with France as they beat Japan and Chile respectively in their matches. Earlier in the 9-16th place classification matches, India beat Japan, South Africa defeated Malaysia, Argentina beat Chile and Wales went past France. 
 
On the final day of the tournament i.e. on Sunday, Australia will face the Netherlands in a bronze medal match while Germany will try and stop Belgium from winning back-to-back World Cups as the two teams meet in the final. 
 
8:57 PM

Hockey World Cup, India vs South Africa Live Score: India finish in top 10 thanks to this win

8:51 PM

Hockey World Cup, India vs South Africa Live Score: Cassiem scores with the stroke

 
The South Africans will now have something respectable to go out with as they get a penalty stroke after their skipper was fell in the striking circle by the Indian goalkeeper PR Sreejesh and the men in green and white were awarded a penalty stroke. Cassiem Mustaphaa converted it and it ends 5-2 in favour of India. 
 
8:45 PM

Hockey World Cup, India vs South Africa Live Score: Sukhjeet scores the fifth for India

 
Sukhjeet Singh has scored a diving goal here. The shot at the goal was from Akashdeep and the goalkeeper played the ball forward with his pads. Sukhjeet, who was running towards the goal already, pushed the ball with his stick towards the goal and got one for India in the 59th minute. 
 
8:39 PM

India vs South Africa Live Score: Poor conversion rate for the Indian side

 
The Indian team has not been able to convert the penalty corners yet again. It seems like Wales match all over again in terms of PC conversion. India have got six penalty corners and have converted only one of it 
 
8:33 PM

India vs South Africa Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Akashdeep Scores, South Africa get one back too

 
Though India scored in the fourth quarter through Akashdeep Singh on a cross from Jarmanpreet, Samkelo put a thunderbolt forehand into the Indian net and scored the first one for the Proteas, the score now read 4-1 in favour of India. 
 
8:24 PM

India vs South Africa Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Shamsehr Singh scores the third goal for India

8:16 PM

India vs South Africa Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Gala time for fans in Rourkela

8:07 PM

India vs South Africa Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Third PC for South Africa, Amit Rohidas suspended for 5’

 
Amit Rohidas was careless in throwing his gear away after the second penalty corner and as a result, he has been shown a yellow card by the TV umpire and South Africa got a penalty corner as well. 
 
8:04 PM

India vs South Africa Live Score, Hockey World Cup: South Africa start the second half on a great note

 
The South African team got a penalty corner early on in the second half and they got another one right after the first one. However, both corners have resulted in no goal. 
 
7:57 PM

India vs South Africa Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Statistical review of the first half

IND vs RSA Hockey World Cup Live Score
India   South Africa
2 Goals 0
15 Circle Penetrations 5
65 % of posession in opposition half 35
1 out of 4 penalty corner 0
8 Shots on Goal 2

7:53 PM

India vs South Africa Live Score, Hockey World Cup: The first half comes to an end, India lead 2-0

 
The two goals scored in the first quarter of the game have remained the only two goals scored so far as the first half comes to an end. Abhishek and Harmanpreet are the two scorers. 
 
7:44 PM

India vs South Africa Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Another PC wasted by India

 
After a magnificent first quarter where India converted the only penalty corner it got, the men in blue have now wasted back to back PCs in the second quarter and therefore the score remains 2-0 in favour of India. 
 
7:40 PM

India vs South Africa Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Penalty Corner for Team India

 
The Indian team has got a penalty corner thanks to brilliant play from Mandeep Singh as he hit the boot of the South African defender in the South African D. However, the PC has not been converted by Varun Kumar.
 
7:34 PM

India vs South Africa Live Score, Hockey World Cup: India get going in the second quarter

 
The Indian team, which scored two goals in the first quarter, has got going in the second one with two attacking moves so far in the forest three minutes, although ther ehave been no goals scored so far. 
 

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First Published: Jan 28 2023 | 6:10 PM IST

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