FULL TIME: Australia beat India 2-1 to lead the three-match series 1-0. A poor final quarter cost India the match.
2 minutes to go: India struggling for possession. Australia defending in numbers, lead 2-1. And Raghunath gets a yellow card for an unnecessary show of anger.
3 minutes to go: Australia, leading 2-1, are now spraying the ball around in time-killing tactics. They are in no rush whatsoever.
Under five minutes left on the clock.
India led 2-1 in the first Test and Australia came back in the final minutes to draw the match. Will India pay the Aussies back today?
7th min, 4th Qtr: India are now down to 10 men as Manpreet is shown a yellow card. Under 8 min left on the clock. Aus lead 2-1.
12 minutes to go: Another GOAL for the Kookaburras. Australia into the lead! Another deflection and into the Indian goal. They have now scored twice in the last two minutes to lead 2-1.
GOAL! Australia socre through Jake Whetton in the final quarter to draw level with India at 1-1. Scored off a deflection.
End of 3rd quarter: India maintain 1-0 lead as Ramandeep squanders a chance at top of the circle.
7th min, 3rd quarter: India maintaining their 1-0 lead over Australia, thanks to some heroic goal-keeping by Sreejesh.
BREAKING: India beat Pakistan 6-2 to win the 8th men’s Junior #Hockey Asia Cup. Harmanpreet Singh scored four goals.
Half-Time: India lead Australia 1-0 through Davindar Walmiki’s goal.
12th min, 2nd quarter: PC for Australia by Raghunath blocks the flicker as the ball deflects off his stick to go wide. India lead 2-1.
Update from Junior Asia Cup Final: Harmanpreet scores off another PC to score his fourth goal of the match as India lead Pakistan 6-1 in the second half.
GOAL! Devender Walmiki gives India 1-0 lead over Australia in the 2nd quarter. Neat deflection.
Update from Junior Asia Cup Final: India score their fifth goal through Manpreet Singh Jr to take 5-1 lead.
6th min, 2nd Qtr: Cirello shoots, but Sreejesh comes up with a save to deflect the ball away. It’s still 0-0.
6th min, 2nd Qtr: Australia get a penalty corner, first of the match.
3rd min, 2nd Qtr: Umpires asks players to calm things down as the two sides strive for the opening goal.
Update from Junior Asia Cup Final: India make it 4-1 in the 44th min as Armaan Quresh scores in the 46th min.
Update from Junior Asia Cup Final: The second half is underway in Malaysia. India maintaining their 3-1 lead over Pakistan after 43 min.
End of 1st Quarter: It’s 0-0, but exciting hockey.
14th min: Sreejesh’s turn to come up with a save for India as Cirello overlapped from the left of the striking circle.
13th min: It’s still 0-0 but India have enjoyed much more possession and attacking opportunities in the last 5-7 minutes.
10th min: Hayward with another Save! This time gets his left foot out to pad the ball away. 0-0.
9th min: Deflection off Raman’s stick. The goal-bound ball was heroically saved by Hayward in the goal. 0-0
9th min: Another good through ball, this time by Sunil, trying to find Ramandeep but a little too far as an Aus defender clears.
7th min: Great ball by Manpreet, finds Sunil free, who runs but is blocked by a rushing Australian goalkeeper. Danger averted by the visitors. 0-0
5th min: India with their first meaningful attack, but forced by Asutralia’s defence to move the ball back.
3rd min: Australia playing the customary pressing hockey at the start, looking to take early lead.
1st min: And the game is underway in Raipur, in front of capacity stands.
6:35 pm: Teams being introduced to the chief guest in Raipur, which will be followed by the National Anthems.
Update from Junior Asia Cup Final: India lead 3-1 at half-time, thanks to a hat-trick by Harmanpreet Singh
6:25: We are minutes away from the start of India vs Australia. It’s the inaugural match at the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel International Stadium in Raipur. So all the more reason to be excited as India gets another international hockey venue.
Update from Junior Asia Cup Final: Harmanpreet scores twice off PCs to give India 2-0 lead in the first half.
6:10 pm India squandered a golden opportunity to go 1-0 up in the series when they conceded with just over two min to full time to concede a 2-2 draw in the first match on Friday. They would not want to repeat those mistakes today.
6 pm We are 30 minutes away from the start but there’s another important fixture in Malaysia that has just started, with India’s junior team taking on Pakistan in the 8th Junior Asia Cup Final in Malaysia. We will try to keep you updated on that as well with lots of interest around the game.
5:55 pm: A victory here will give the winners an unbeatable 1-0 lead with one match to go. That will give the teams an extra motivation to go all out in today’s game.
5:45 pm: Hello and welcome to IBNLive’s coverage of Indian hockey, where the senior team takes of Australia in the second Test of the three-match series. After a 2-2 draw at Rajnandgaon, the teams are at Raipur today for the second Test.
Quick Preview: Having let world hockey champions Australia escape with a draw in the first of the three-match Test series, India will try not to repeat the mistakes and come out all guns blazing in the second match at the newly inaugurated Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel International Stadium.
India led 2-1 via VR Raghunath’s two successful penalty-corner conversions but the hosts’ shaky defence conceded a penalty corner in the 58th minute that was converted by Chris Ciriello for a 2-all result in Rajnandgaon.
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