India’s enduring issue of surrendering objectives at the fag end of a match hurt them again as Korea evened out in the last moment for a 1-1 attract the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey competition in Ipoh on Sunday.
Hockey News :India led the pack in the 28th moment through Mandeep Singh and looked set to acquire their second back to back win of the six-group competition, however a protective mistake prompted Jonghyun Jang scoring from a punishment corner only 22 seconds from the last hooter. The match was halted in the final quarter because of substantial downpours with around eight minutes left in the match. India had vanquished Japan 2-0 in their opening match on Saturday.
India made an assaulting begin with midfielder Vivek Sagar Prasad making space inside the striking circle inside the principal minute however the Korean protectors held solid to deflect an early objective.
The Koreans promptly propelled a counter assault, entering India’s circle, however protector Surender Kumar handled well to clear the ball.
India got two all the more scoring chances yet neglected to change over them. A fast reasoning Mandeep Singh gave India their first punishment corner in the tenth moment with a decent handle in the standard. The open door was, nonetheless, squandered because of poor execution as the two sides couldn’t score in the main quarter.
India won their second punishment corner in the underlying minutes of the second quarter however the drag-flick was spared by the Korean goalkeeper. The next minutes saw Korea execute the full-press to restrain India’s circle sections. In spite of the fact that the strategy was great, they lost three players (Kim Hyeongjin, Jihun Yang and Lee Namyong) to green cards that decreased their solidarity to eight players. The circumstance was promoted by India as they found simple holes to make circle section and the accomplished Mandeep Singh struck the primary objective for India in the 28th moment.
India kept a decent structure, depended on solid resistance with exact checking and always pushed the Korean barrier to make invasions into the striking circle.
Playing in downpour after the second from last quarter started, a cautious mistake on India’s part observed Korea being granted their first punishment corner of the match. Yet, India’s rusher Amit Rohidas did well to avoid the risk and keep India’s lead unblemished.
With barely eight minutes staying for the last hooter, the diversion was ceased because of downpour. At the point when play continued, Korea set up an assaulting front to win consecutive punishment corners, yet did not get any achievement.
With 53 seconds remaining, Korea won another punishment corner, yet Jonghyun Jang’s amazing drag-flick was splendidly spared by India goalkeeper P R Sreejesh. A referral by Korea saw them being granted another punishment corner and this time, Jang was on focus to level the scores and grab a draw for his side.
India will take on Malaysia on March 26, following a lay day on Monday.