Sultan of Johor Cup hockey highlights: India demolish Korea 6-1, top standings

Updated: 26 September 2013 19:11 IST

With 12 points from four matches and a healthy goal difference, India have qualified for the title round. India will most likely play Malaysia in the final match.

17:05 (IST) India complete Korean rout. The 6-1 win leaves India unbeaten in the tournament so far. India are on top of the table with 12 points from four games. This should be enough for a place in the final. India's goal difference is also the best among six teams. (Match pics gallery)


17:03 (IST) India win their second penalty corner in the 69th minute but Rohidas' flick goes wide. It's 6-1 for India!


16:59 (IST) India make it 6-1 in the 65th minute. A brilliant reverse hit from top of the striking circle by Yousuf Affan leaves the Koreans blinded. This is the third match in the competition that has seen a team scoring six goals. Can India score a seventh? It will be a tournament record!


16:55 (IST) With 8 minutes left on the clock, it is 5-1 for India and Ramandeep makes a diving deflection into the Korean goal. It was a sizzling long ball from Talwinder and Ramandeep did well to angle his stick and squeeze the ball in at the first post.


16:49 (IST) India make it 4-1 in the 57th minute. Aman Mirash Tirkey deflects a sizzling push-in by Sukhmanjit Singh. This goal comes totally against the run of play and should spur the Indians. The Koreans seem gutted now.


16:46 (IST) The Indian goal comes under a barrage of Korean attacks. But goalkeeper Harjot Singh makes back-to-back saves. The Koreans also earn their fifth penalty corner but Rohidas does well to clear the ball out of harm's way. India lead 3-1 with 15 minutes left.


16:41 (IST) Both teams playing scrappy hockey. The Indians seem to be happy with the two-goal cushion. About 18 minutes left on the clock. India lead 3-1.


16:30 (IST) India on the offensive in the second half. The Koreans are down to nine men with two yellow cards in the 41st minute.


16:15 (IST) It's half-time and India lead 3-1. They will be happy with the ball possession and strike rate. The strikers have combined well so far. Can Korea recover to push the Indians after the breather?


16:13 (IST) Korea finally pull one back in the 34th minute. After back-to-back penalty corners, You Seung Ju scores with a fluent drag flick. You is one of the finest dragflickers in Korea.


16:09 (IST) India make it 3-0 in the 31st minute. Talwinder Singh caps a Ramandeep cross from the right. Lucky goal for India


16:06 (IST) India still lead 2-0. About five minutes to go for halftime. An Indian win will ensure a berth in Sunday's final.


15:56 (IST) Koreans grab back-to-back penalty corners in the 17th and 18th minutes. But Indians defend well.

15:50 (IST) India make it 2-0 in the 11th minute. This time it's a field goal. Satbir Singh caps a fine move from the right. The Korean defence is looking very shaky. It could turn out to be a big-scoring match.


15:46 (IST) India take the lead in the 7th minute. Amit Rohidas scores from India's first penalty corner. A good dragflick sails past the Korean goalie's right. Indians have 86 per cent ball possession and really looking solid.


15:44 (IST) India's Ramandeep Singh misses a sitter in the 4th minute. Ramandeep had to just beat the goalkeeper but made a hash of an easy chance.


India are upbeat after their 4-0 win against Pakistan on Wednesday. India and Malaysia are on top of the table with nine points each, but the Malaysians have a better goal average.


India and hosts Malaysia are level on points but the hosts are ahead on goal difference. A win against Korea today will almost surely give India a spot in Sunday's final.

How India beat Pakistan


In a dazzling second-half show, India whipped arch-rivals Pakistan 4-0 in a round-robin league match of the invitational under-21 Sultan of Johor Cup hockey tournament in Johor Bahru, Malaysia on Wednesday. Sukhmanjit Singh (38th and 46th), Imran Khan (45th) and Ramandeep Singh (61st) scored for India in what turned out to be a totally one-sided contest. The teams were locked 0-0 at half-time.

This was India's third straight win while Pakistan lost their first game in three outings. India looked a galvanized lot after the breather. Sukhmanjit scored in the 38th minute from India's second penalty corner of the game after his first-half effort hit the woodwork. It was a crisp finish after the Indians employed an indirect set-piece.

Imran's 45th minute field goal showed the Pakistan defence in poor light and after Sukhmanjit converted a stroke in the 46th, the Pakistanis looked completely gutted. Unlike the Indians, the Pakistanis had experience in their team but they looked completely out of sorts. (Read more)


Ramandeep Singh stars in India's second win


A fighting India rode on Ramandeep Singh's brace to eke out a come-from-behind 3-2 triumph over Argentina and register their second consecutive win in the Sultan of Johor Cup Under-21 hockey tournament, here on Monday.

India trailed for a large part of the match but Ramandeep (60th, 62nd) found his scoring touch when it mattered the most and netted two field goals in final 10 minutes to turn the game in his side's favour.

Vice-captain Affan Yousuf (23rd) was the other goal-getter for India, while Isidoro Carlos Ibarra (16th, 42nd) scored both the goals for the mighty Argentines. (Read more)

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