In a carefully contested sport, the Indian Junior Men’s Hockey Team misplaced 4-5 towards South Africa in their second match on the tenth Sultan of Johor Cup on Sunday.
Sharda Nand Tiwari, captain Uttam Singh and Sudeep Chirmako scored for India.
Sharda Nand Tiwari (9′, 10′), Captain Uttam Singh (17′) and Sudeep Chirmako (45′) scored for India whereas Marvin Simons (7′), Fawaaz Kahder (34′), Senzwesihle Ngubane (35′) and Cameron Le Forestier (49′, 57′) discovered the again of the online for South Africa.
It was India with the primary pushback of the sport and Amandeep Lakra set the tone of the excessive press from the get-go, preserving South Africa in their half in the primary couple of minutes. However, it was South Africa in reality who took the lead with Marvin Simons (7′) deflecting in previous Ankit Malik.
India although roared again into the sport inside minutes as Sharda Nand Tiwari (9′, 10′) transformed two penalty corners. India ended the primary quarter with a 2-1 lead and regarded in management of proceedings.
A pair of minutes into the second quarter, India, who have been trying their dominant selves by now, struck once more with Captain Uttam Singh (17′) getting his first objective of the match. With the momentum behind them, India not solely saved South Africa at bay but in addition managed the proceedings, not permitting their opposition an excessive amount of leeway, ending the primary half with the rating studying 3-1.
India had extra domination and objectives in their minds in the second half, however it was South Africa who discovered the again of the online. Fawaaz Kahder (34′) made it 3-2 for South Africa, earlier than Senzwesihle Ngubane (35′) equalised, with each objectives coming from penalty corners. India, nonetheless, received their noses again out in entrance earlier than the third quarter ended Sudeep Chirmako (45′) getting on the scoresheet.
In the ultimate quarter-hour, India was trying to management proceedings, however the South African aspect equalised once more as Cameron Le Forestier (49′) transformed one other penalty nook, making it 4-4. Soon after, South Africa went forward for the second time in the sport Cameron Le Forestier (57′) scored once more, to choose up a win.
India will tackle Japan in their third sport on the tenth Sultan of Johor Cup on October 25.
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