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India enter final of Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament, defeat South Korea 5-4 in tense penalty shoot-out

India Showed Sublime Form In The Asian Champions Trophy As They Defeated South Korea 5-4 In The Semi-finals Of The Tournament.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Rahul Mishra | Updated on: 29 Oct 2016, 07:44:58 PM
Victorious Indian hockey team has scored 30 goals in the tournament (Image Source: PTI)

New Delhi:

The Indian hockey team displayed superb form to defeat South Korea 5-4 in a tense penalty shoot-out and reached the final of Asian Champions Trophy.Both the teams gave stiff competition to each other as the scores were tied 2-2 at the end of regulation time. 

Indian strikers have been in sublime form throughout the tournament and played a great game to wrest the initiative from their Korean counterparts.

Talwinder Singh put India in front with a goal in the 15th minute, but Inwoo Seo equalised for South Korea in the 21st minute. When it seemed like the teams would end full time at 1-1, Jihun Yang found the all-important goal to help Korea lead India 2-1. 

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However, India brilliantly counter attacked to equalise at the end minutes of the match through a scintillating Ramandeep Singh goal.

Indian captain and goalkeeper PR Sreejesh had an amazing game and carried off a brilliant save to help India win the match.

Overall, India has looked flawless in the tournament and will face either Pakistan or hosts Malaysia in the final.

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First Published : 29 Oct 2016, 07:15:00 PM