Tokyo Olympics Hockey: Great Result for India! Rani Rampal and co beat South Africa 4-3 to keep their quarterfinals hope alive

India at Tokyo Olympics: India Women's hockey team makes it to quarter-finals for the first time in history
India at Tokyo Olympics: India Women's hockey team makes it to quarter-finals for the first time in history

Tokyo Olympics Hockey LIVE – India beat South Africa 4-3: India women’s hockey team kept their hopes of progressing to the knouts alive with a crunch 4-3 win over South Africa. This is a crucial win for India that puts them ahead of Ireland in the qualification spot. However, Ireland is set to play Great Britain and the Indian women’s hockey team will also be dependant on that result. As it stands, India is 3 points ahead of Ireland, having played a game more, but, with a -2 goal difference. India has done all it can to ensure quarterfinals qualification. Vandana Katariya scored a hat-trick and the final goal of the match to ensure that India wins it. South Africa came back from being 1-goal down three times, but, in the 4th quarter, India scored its 4th goal.

Tokyo Olympics Hockey: Great Result for India! Rani Rampal and co beat South Africa 4-3 to keep their quarterfinals hope alive

Tokyo Olympics Hockey LIVE – India beat South Africa 4-3: The India women’s hockey team defeated South Africa 4-3 in their final Pool A game here at the Oi Hockey Stadium South Pitch on Saturday. As a result of this win, India’s hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals remain intact.

In their five Group Stage matches, India won two and lost three. Rani and girls’ fate will now depend on Ireland’s game against Great Britain. The Rani Rampal-led Indian outfit gained a 1-0 lead in the first quarter as Vandana Katariya got her name on the scoring sheet. In the dying minutes of the first quarter, South Africa got the equaliser as Tarryn Glasby scored a goal, bringing the scoreline to 1-1 at the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter, it was once again Katariya who scored the goal for India and Rampal’s side gained a 2-1 lead. However, just like the first quarter, South Africa registered the equaliser in the final moments of the second quarter as Erin Hunter scored the goal.

India restored its lead in the third quarter as Neha scored the goal. Frustrating the Indians, South Africa managed to get the equaliser once more as Glasby scored her second goal of the match. At the end of the third quarter, the scoreline read 3-3.

Tokyo Olympics Hockey LIVE – India beat South Africa 4-3: Katariya was once again the MVP as she registered her third goal of the match in the fourth quarter, giving India a 4-3 lead with 11 minutes still left to play. In the end, India managed to hang on and the side registered a 4-3 win with Katariya stealing the show with her hattrick.

Tokyo Olympics Hockey LIVE – India vs South Africa 4th quarter LIVE Updates:

@10:31 AM: 1 minute left in the match, India leads 4-3 and are eating up some precious seconds from the clock

@10:30 AM: India is now holding the ball in the South African half. Good tactic as long as they can prevent a counter.

@10:29 AM: NO PENALTY CORNER! India keeps its referral and it is a free-hit for India

@10:27 AM: Saved by South Africa. And they are on the attack straight away. PENALTY CORNER FOR SOUTH AFRICA. India takes a referral. Dangerous signs for India

@10:26 AM: PENALTY CORNER FOR INDIA. Less than 3 minutes left in the match. India can score here!

@10:25 AM: India has 16 circle penetrations while South Africa has 10. 4 minutes left in the match, India leads 4-3

@10:23 AM: 6 minutes left in the match, can India hang on and keep their quarterfinals dream alive. They have conceded in the final few minutes of both the 1st and 2nd quarter.

@10:21 AM: South Africa’s Lisa-Marie is down after a clash of heads with Navneet Kaur.

@10:20 AM: Free hit for South Africa with under 9 minutes to go. India 4-3 South Africa

@10:19 AM: India can counter-attack and extend their lead now.

@10:16 AM: GOAL!!! It is Vandana Katariya again! She gives India the lead for the 4th time. India 4-3 South Africa

@10:15 AM: PENALTY CORNER FOR INDIA! They keep their referral

@10:14 AM: Another goal saved by the South African goalkeeper. India takes a referral for a penalty corner.

@10:14 AM: PENALTY CORNER for India. 8th for them. 11:28 left in the match

@10:12 AM: Well blocked again by India. They need to push the ball ahead now

@10:12 AM: 3rd back-to-back PENALTY CORNER for South Africa

@10:11 AM: South Africans tried a variation this time but India was well aware. Good defending

@10:10 AM: Well-saved but it is another penalty corner for South Africa. They have scored 1/2 from penalty corners.

@10:09 AM: PENALTY CORNER FOR SOUTH AFRICA! Very early in the 4th quarter

@10:07 AM: Start of 4th quarter: India can not afford to settle for a draw here. They need a good goal margin.

Tokyo Olympics Hockey LIVE – India vs South Africa 3rd quarter LIVE Updates:

@10:04 AM: End of 3rd Quarter: India 3-3 South Africa

@10:04 AM: At the other end, it was a good save by Savita. South Africa is now down 2 players as they receive another green card.

@10:03 AM: GREAT CHANCE FOR INDIA! They were through on goal but their goalkeeper rushes out of the goal to save it.

@10:02 AM: And now South Africa receives a green card! Quanita Bobbs sits outside.

@10:01 AM: 2:45 left in 3rd quarter. India 3-3 South Africa

@10:00 AM: Green card for India as Monika sits out for 2 minutes and they are down to 10 players.

@9:57 AM: GOAL!!! South Africa has scored to come back in the game for the 3rd time. Marizen puts her name on the scoresheet. India 3-3 South Africa

@9:56 AM: Slight confusion as to who’s possession it is, India takes it and shoots it out at the half-line.

@9:55 AM: Lalremsiami receives a green card and will sit out for 2 minutes.

@9:54 AM: India is easily able to pass the ball around the half-line. No pressing from South Africa. Although, that is not the case when South Africa has the ball, India maintains the 2-player press.

@9:52 AM: Possession is split equally. However, India has been dominating the 3rd quarter so far. South Africa has not had a real chance yet.

@9:51 AM: India is roaring and full of confidence after the goal. They are still attacking and South Africa is under pressure again

@9:49 AM: GOAL!!! Great penalty corner by India. Neha deflects the ball in to give India the lead. India 3-2 South Africa

@9:48 AM: Confirmed. PENALTY CORNER FOR INDIA. 13:44 left in 3rd quarter

@9:46 AM: A great run by Neha to take it all the way towards goal. South Afican goalkeeper comes out to save it again. However, it is a PENALTY CORNER for India. South Africa taking a referral.

@9:45 AM: 3rd Quarter underway: An awkward collision between Udita and Quanita as Quanita goes down holding her head. She goes out for a while

Tokyo Olympics Hockey LIVE – India vs South Africa half-time stats: 

Team Totals

IND

India

RSA

South Africa
Total Goals/Shots 2/9 2/3
Shooting Efficiency (%) 22 67
Field Goals 1/3 1/2
Penalty Corner 1/6 1/1
Penalty Strokes
% Possession 51 49
Attacking Circle Penetrations 12 5
Team Video Referrals Total 2 1
Team Video Referrals Upheld 2 1
Green Cards
Yellow Cards
Red Cards

Tokyo Olympics Hockey LIVE – India vs South Africa 2nd quarter LIVE Updates:

@9:34 AM: Halftime: India 2-2 South Africa

@9:33 AM: GOAL!!! Much like the 1st quarter, South Africa has equalized in the dying seconds of the 2nd quarter as well. They have come back from a goal down twice now. India 2-2 South Africa at halftime.

@9:32 AM: South Africa scored in the dying seconds of the 1st quarter and the story remains the same in the 2nd quarter. They have a PENALTY CORNER

@9:31 AM: GREAT CHANCE FOR INDIA! The goalkeeper was out of her line and a goal-line interception was made. India leads 2-1 with 1:15 left in 2nd quarter

@9:29 AM: India looks like scoring again in the final few minutes. If they score in the last 2 minutes, it will be a huge moral boost for the players.

@9:28 AM: Now South Africa is trying to retain possession and work the ball wide. 3:20 minutes left in the 2nd quarter

@9:27 AM: India has really shifted the gears now, the players are on an all-out attack mode. It was an amazing ball put in by Savita and Lalremsiami was there but just could not turn it towards the goal

@9:26 AM: GREAT CHANCE FOR INDIA! And another great save by the goalkeeper Luphumlo Mbande. She is in great form in the 2nd quarter.

@9:25 AM: And another great save by the goalkeeper. She is keeping South Africa in this contest.

@9:24 AM: 2 great saves by the South African goalkeeper, however, it is one more penalty corner for India.

@9:23 AM: Another PENALTY CORNER FOR INDIA. Will they score again?

@9:22 AM: India is taking the heat now. South African players are putting high pressure but India is defending really well.

@9:20 AM: South Africa tried to come back but it went through the legs of Charne Maddocks, she was in front of an open goal.

@9:18 AM: GOAL!!! India has scored but South Africa has asked for another review. It was a great deflection by Vandana Katariya. This is her 2nd goal

@9:18 AM: PENALTY CORNER FOR INDIA! 13:17 left in 2nd quarter

@9:16 AM: A reminder, India needs to win this and Ireland needs to lose against Great Britain for the Indian women’s team to qualify as No. 4 in Pool A.

@9:15 AM: Start of 2nd quarter: It was a very entertaining 1st quarter. The score is tied. 2nd quarter begins now.

Tokyo Olympics Hockey LIVE – India vs South Africa 1st quarter LIVE Updates:

@9:11 AM: End of 1st quarter: India 1-1 South Africa

@9:11 AM: Very well defended by South Africa to keep the scores level at the end of the 1t quarter.

@9:10 AM: End-to-end drama! It is a PENALTY CORNER FOR INDIA

@9:08 AM: GOAL!!! South Africa has equalized from a long corner, the ball was flicked from near the half-line and flicked inside the goal. India has taken the referral though.

@9:06 AM: India will be happy with their performance in the 1st quarter, they have a goal to show for it and have dictated the pace of the game really well. 1 minute left

@9:04 AM: India continues to penetrate the South African circle. With 52% possession, India has been efficient. In their last match vs Ireland, India controlled the ball but could not score at all.

@9:01AM: India takes lead: GOOOAAAAALLLLLLINDIA TAKES A 1-0 LEAD!!! This was a brilliant move forward from the Indian attackers. Vandana Katariya received a pass from the right and slotted the ball into goal with precision.

@8:49 AM: It has been all India in the first few minutes. It is another penalty corner that India is asking for. 13:58 left in quarter 1.

@8:48 AM: Great save by the South African goalkeeper. India continues to attack.

@8:46 AM: A referral has been taken and it is taking quite some time to review it. If the evidence is not conclusive, South Africa will keep their referral an India will get a penalty corner.

@8:46 AM: We just started the match and it is a PENALTY CORNER FOR INDIA.

@8:45 AM: Here we go! India will qualify if they win and if Great Britain beats Ireland.

@8:30 AM: Just 15 minutes to go as the Indian women’s hockey team takes on South Africa in the hopes of keeping their quarterfinals’ hopes alive.

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  • India vs South Africa Women is their last pool match
  • Ireland plays Great Britain
  • Both India & Ireland have 3 points each
  • India needs to beat South Africa to Qualify & that too with a big margin

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