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  • 2:39 AM IST

    Live | INDW vs AUSW Hockey Semis, CWG 2022 Day 8: India will now fight for bronze on Sunday. It will take some doing to pick yourself up after such a narrow defeat.

  • 2:37 AM IST

    Live | INDW vs AUSW Hockey Semis, CWG 2022 Day 8: One can’t help but think what could have happened, if the clock had worked. Savita had saved the first shoot-out shot, only to know after 30 secs – ‘Sorry, we will have to take that again.’ The clock wasn’t working. That is elementary level mistake. And to have happened in a semi-final is a real disappointment. And unacceptable. India have everything to be proud of. They fought and fought hard. They had stretched Australia to the limits. Hold your heads HIGH INDIA.

  • 2:26 AM IST

    Live | INDW vs AUSW Hockey Semis, CWG 2022 Day 8: It is all over. India have missed all their penalty shoot-out shots and Australia are through to the finals. Not India’s day today. Penalty Shoot Score – INDW 0-3 AUSW | FULL TIME SCORE 1-1

  • 2:24 AM IST

    Live | INDW vs AUSW Hockey Semis, CWG 2022 Day 8: AUS 3-0 Penalty Shoot Out

  • 2:24 AM IST

    Live | INDW vs AUSW Hockey Semis, CWG 2022 Day 8: India have missed both their penalty shoot-out shots while Australia have scored both.

  • 2:23 AM IST

    Live | INDW vs AUSW Hockey Semis, CWG 2022 Day 8: Missed! India miss their penalty shoot and Australia have converted both.

  • 2:21 AM IST

    Live | INDW vs AUSW Hockey Semis, CWG 2022 Day 8: Saved! ONE ON ONE – Savita does the job. Brilliant from the Indian goal-keeper. Wait a minute. The clock didn’t start. So Australia get another chance. This is rubbish. Absolutely rubbish. Cannot believe it has happened in a semi-final of a big event such as this.

  • 2:17 AM IST

    Live | INDW vs AUSW Hockey Semis, CWG 2022 Day 8: India have averted another penalty corner here. Under 15 seconds now. There goes the hooter. The scores are level. The last 70 seconds belonged to Australia but India have put everything here. LIVE SCORE INDW 1-1 AUSW FULL TIME

  • 2:14 AM IST

    Live | INDW vs AUSW Hockey Semis, CWG 2022 Day 8: Penalty corner for Australia. We have less than one and a half minutes to go in the final quarter. Savita pulling off two brilliant saves once again. Keeps India in the game. SCORES LEVEL.

  • 2:12 AM IST

    Live | INDW vs AUSW Hockey Semis, CWG 2022 Day 8: This game is moving at a fast pace, from one end to another. We have seen some great interceptions from both teams. We have another two and a half minutes to go in the final quarter here. LIVE SCORE INDW 1-1 AUSW 4th Quarter

  • 2:03 AM IST

    Live | INDW vs AUSW Hockey Semis, CWG 2022 Day 8: GOAAAAL! India get the equaliser and we have almost 11 minutes in the final quarter to go. What’s more, India get another penalty corner within minutes. Once again, brilliant save from the Aussie goal-keeper.

  • 2:00 AM IST

    Live | INDW vs AUSW Hockey Semis, CWG 2022 Day 8: Brilliant save from Savita. At the moment, Savita and Monica are single-handedly keeping India in the match. Couple of good saves from both and the scoreline still remains the same. LIVE SCORE INDW 0-1 AUSW 4th Quarter

  • 1:55 AM IST

    Live | INDW vs AUSW Hockey Semis, CWG 2022 Day 8: India living dangerously but defending with a lot of heart and a lot of courage. India still trail by a goal and we are nearing the end of third quarter. Just as we speak, India concede another penalty corner. Saved once again. Monica does the job, two goal-line saves from her and that has literally kept India in the match. LIVE SCORE INDW 0-1 AUSW 3rd Quarter Ends.

  • 1:51 AM IST

    Live | INDW vs AUSW Hockey Semis, CWG 2022 Day 8: Penalty corner for Australia. Worse, India are down to 10 players. Saved but another one given.

  • 1:47 AM IST

    Live | INDW vs AUSW Hockey Semis, CWG 2022 Day 8: The rub of the green not going India’s way. Another opportunity goes begging. LIVE SCORE INDW 0-1 AUSW 3rd Quarter

  • 1:41 AM IST

    Live | INDW vs AUSW Hockey Semis, CWG 2022 Day 8: The game is happening in both halves here. Attack is followed by a counter-attack. India are matching Australia pass-by-pass. Only the finishing needs to be better. This match is being at a very intesity. LIVE SCORE INDW 0-1 AUSW 3rd Quarter

  • 1:39 AM IST

    Live | INDW vs AUSW Hockey Semis, CWG 2022 Day 8: The third quarter is underway. Can India pull off somethinf special here? Atleast a billion people hope so. LIVE SCORE INDW 0-1 AUSW 3rd Quarter

  • 1:28 AM IST

    Live | INDW vs AUSW Hockey Semis, CWG 2022 Day 8: Three penalty corners have gone begging for India. But they have looked a far more threatening side in the second quarter. Australia lucky that they have not yet conceded or may be they defended really well. India still look for the equaliser as the second quarter ends. We can already sense this going right down to the wire. LIVE SCORE INDW 0-1 AUSW Half-Time

  • 1:24 AM IST

    Live | INDW vs AUSW Hockey Semis, CWG 2022 Day 8: Navneet once again gets India a penalty corner. But once again India fail to convert it into a goal. Just about three minutes go before the second quarter ends. LIVE SCORE INDW 0-1 AUSW 2nd Quarter

  • 1:19 AM IST

    Live | INDW vs AUSW Hockey Semis, CWG 2022 Day 8: Brilliant from Sangeeta Kumari. Absolutely brilliant. The Australian goal-keeper came to the rescue. Just about got her right leg in the way. Australia survive once again. This has been a brilliant passage of play for the Indians. They are looking more and more threatening. More like what we can expect from them. LIVE SCORE INDW 0-1 AUSW 2nd Quarter

  • 1:15 AM IST

    Live | INDW vs AUSW Hockey Semis, CWG 2022 Day 8: Another penalty corner gone begging for India. This is the second one of the match. At the moment, the Indians are struggling to find a way to break the Australian defence. LIVE SCORE INDW 0-1 AUSW 2nd Quarter

  • 1:13 AM IST

    Live | INDW vs AUSW Hockey Semis, CWG 2022 Day 8: India still looking for the equaliser as Australia look to extend lead. So far, Australia have certainly looked a better team. India would have get their act together if they have to make a match of this. A good counter-attack but just like many such attacks, this one also gets lost close to the Australian half. LIVE SCORE INDW 0-1 AUSW 2nd Quarter Underway.

  • 1:10 AM IST

    Live | INDW vs AUSW Hockey Semis, CWG 2022 Day 8: Meanwhile, Hima Das has failed to qualify in women’s 200m final 2. With a timing of 23.42 seconds, she finishes third

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    Live | INDW vs AUSW Hockey Semis, CWG 2022 Day 8: End of first quarter. Although India have better ball position, Australia have got the all-important goal. LIVE SCORE INDW 0-1 AUSW 1st Quarter Ends.

  • 1:04 AM IST

    Live | INDW vs AUSW Hockey Semis, CWG 2022 Day 8: Brilliant save there and India save the blushes for the time being. The defence, this time comes to the rescue. India still behind by a goal with a little over a minute to go. LIVE SCORE INDW 0-1 AUS W 1st Quarter

  • 1:01 AM IST

    Live | INDW vs AUSW Hockey Semis, CWG 2022 Day 8: GOAL! Just as we speak, Australia have opened their account. They take the early lead as India were caught napping in defence. LIVE SCORE INDW 0-1 AUSW 1st Quarter

  • 12:57 AM IST

    Live | INDW vs AUSW Hockey Semi-final, Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 8: What a miss. Vandana with the deflection, Navneet tried her bit. Close yet so far. India got the early penalty corner but failed to convert it. Australia caught napping there. India might go on to rue that missed opportunity. LIVE SCORE INDW 0-0 AUSW 1st Quarter

  • 12:54 AM IST

    Live | INDW vs AUSW Hockey Semi-final, Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 8: India have been caught off-guard multiple times in the first quarter, too many miss passes and so far have been lucky that they have not conceded against Australia in a match as important as this one. No damage done yet. LIVE SCORE INDW 0-0 AUSW 1st Quarter

  • 12:10 AM IST

India Women vs Australia Women Hockey Semi-final Highlights, Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 8: Valiant IND Go Down vs AUS In Penalty Shoot-Outs After Being Robbed By Organisers
Highlights, Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 8: All you need to know about the results and medals tally.

Commonwealth Games, Day 8, Birmingham, Streaming  & Updates: Janneke Schopman, chief coach of the Indian women’s hockey team, and goalkeeper Savita Punia have expressed their displease over the umpire’s decision to make Australia re-take their first shot in the shoot-out after it was saved, in the semifinal clash at the Commonwealth Games here.

India goalkeeper Savita had saved the shot taken by Ambrosia Malone but the umpires soon stepped in and asked it to be re-taken as the timer had malfunctioned and did not start.

Australia took the shot again and this time they scored and went on to win the shoot-out 3-0, ending an impressive comeback by the Indian team, which had trailed 0-1 for a major part of the match before coming back to equalise and in the fourth quarter.

India skipper Savita said it is the first time in her decade-long international career that she had to face such a situation and said it is tough on the players.

“In my career, it’s the first time that’s happened… that we saved and they said the time is not on. This is not good for the players — it’s tough.

“We know this is part of the game,” said Savita after the match.

Schopman was scathing in her comments and said, “People who don’t understand sport who make those decisions”.

“The umpires don’t understand the decision, no-one understands the decision; it’s people who don’t understand sport who make those decisions, so it’s what I struggle with,” said Schopman after the match.

“They (Australia) were fine, they understood that they missed. They can take 10 seconds for all I care. They weren’t complaining, so I don’t understand why you have to make that decision,” Schopman said, blaming the ‘pro-active’ umpires for ruining her team’s chances of winning the match.

With Savita having saved Malone’s effort, the Indians had a good chance of scoring with their first shot to take the lead, and put pressure on the Australians. But that was not to be as they were rattled by the strange decision by the umpire and missed all their three shots.

The incident has become a talking point on the social media with many people including former India cricketer Virender Sehwag commenting on it. The incident is trending on Twitter with the hashtag #cheating.

“Penalty miss hua Australia se and the Umpire says, ‘Sorry Clock start nahi hua’. Such biasedness (sic) used to happen in cricket as well earlier till we became a superpower. Hockey mein bhi hum hald banenge and all clocks will start on time. Proud of our girls (India flag),” Sehwag wrote in his tweet.

Former India hockey captain, Viren Rasquinha said the international hockey federation (FIH) really needs to get their act in order as such an incident has happened for the second time in a major tournament.

“The @FIHHockey really needs to get their act in order. Timers are basics. This is not an Under 10 school match. 2nd time in a year in major tournaments this happens. Our beautiful sport will lose its credibility & will lose many passionate fans if FIH continues to f*#$ up.” Rasquinha said in his tweet.

Gritty India women’s hockey team goes down fighting against Australia in semifinal – Match Report

The Indian women’s hockey team’s quest for a berth in the Commonwealth Games final ended in heartbreak with powerhouse Australia defeating them 3-0 in the shootout here. The Savita Punia-led India team fought valiantly in the semifinal in the regulation time which ended in 1-1 but missed out on converting their attempts in the shootout. Ambrosia Malone, Amy Lawton and Kaitlin Nobbs scored goals for Australia in the shootout.

Rebecca Greiner (10th min) scored the solitary goal for Australia while Vandana Katariya (49th) was the lone scorer from the Indian side.

The Australian team started the game with the intent to put early pressure while the Indians kept their calm as they looked to create opportunities early on. Australia’s strategy paid off as they came close to scoring an early goal through a deflection but Savita made an outstanding save.

After an incident and injury scare in the middle of the field, Australia were awarded a free kick, but India successfully blocked it. Navneet Kaur won a penalty corner for India shortly after, but nothing came of it.

Following that, Australia stepped up the offensive, which was rewarded when Rebecca Greiner scored a tap-in goal in the 10th minute to give them the lead. Australia had another opportunity to double the lead, but Monika’s outstanding defence prevented it. In the final few minutes of the first quarter, India earned a free hit and a penalty corner, but it was not enough to level the contest.

Trailing by a goal, India began the second quarter on offence and were successful in piling pressure on the Australian defence on the right flank. Indian kept up its persistent push in search of an equaliser and came close to an equaliser after Neha won a penalty corner.

However, the Australian goalkeeper saved Gurjit Kaur’s on-point attempt. In the 24th minute, Sangita took a great shot at the goal post, but Aleisha Power saved it. With five minutes remaining, India won another PC, but nothing came of it. Thereafter, both teams battled for dominance in the mid-field as the second quarter came to a close.

Similar to the second quarter, India began the third quarter on top, with Salima Tete leading the charge. Vandana Katariya and Navneet Kaur also made some crucial runs and passes as India looked to rattle Australia’s defence.

As the game progressed, Australia came into the play with Shanea Tonkin making a piercing run inside the opposition circle but her shot went wide. However, this did not stop India from pushing for an equaliser. India came within inches of scoring their first goal after a strong shot from Navneet Kaur, but Lalremsiami was slow to react to the pass. Australia won five consecutive PCs during the final minutes of the third quarter, but India did well to prevent them from scoring.

There was a sense of urgency among Indian players as the fourth quarter started, looking to level the contest. India’s efforts were rewarded when Vandana Katariya scored in the 49th minute after being set by Sushila Chanu. Moments later, India had a chance to go one up after Vandana Katariya won a PC, but, it did not transpire into anything.

After India’s equaliser, both sides increased their attacking in search of their second goal but were not successful as the game went into shootout.

India will next take on New Zealand in the bronze-medal match on August 7.

India’s Medal Winners So far:

Gold

  1. Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (Weightlifting, Women’s 49 kg)
  2. Jeremy Lalrinnunga (Weightlifting, Men’s 67 kg)
  3. Achinta Sheuli (Weightlifting, Men’s 73 kg)
  4. Lovely Choubey, Rupa Rani Tirkey, Pinki and Nayanmoni Saikia (Lawn Bowls, Women’s Fours)
  5. Harmeet Desai, Sanil Shetty, Sharath Achanta, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran
  6. Sudhir Singh (Men’s Heavyweight Division – Para Powerlifting)
  7. Bajrang Punia (Wrestling Free-Style 65 kg final)
  8. Sakshi Malik (Wrestling 62 kg final)
  9. Deepak Punia (Wrestling 86 kg final)

Silver

  1. Sanket Sargar (Weightlifting, Men’s 55 kg)
  2. Bindyarani Sorokhaibam (Weightlifting, Women’s 55 kg)
  3. Shushila Likmabam (Judo, Women’s 48 kg)
  4. Vikas Thakur (Weightlifting, Men’s 96 kg)
  5. Srikanth Kidambi, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, B. Sumeeth Reddy, Lakshya Sen, Chirag Shetty, Gayathri Gopichand, Treesa Jolly, Aakarshi Kashyap, Ashwini Ponnappa, PV Sindhu (Badminton, Mixed Team)
  6. Tulika Maan (Judo, Women’s +78 kg)
  7. Murali Sreeshankar (Men’s Long Jump)
  8. Bhavina Patel – Assured of a medal (para table-tennis final)*
  9. Anshu Malik –  (Wrestling 57kg final)

Bronze:

  1. Gururaja Poojary (Weightlifting, Men’s 61 kg)
  2. Vijay Kumar Yadav (Judo, Men’s 60 kg)
  3. Harjinder Kaur (Weightlifting, Women’s 71 kg)
  4. Lovepreet Singh (Weighlifting, Men’s 109 kg)
  5. Saurav Ghosal (Squash, Men’s Singles)
  6. Gurdeep Singh (Weighlifting, Men’s 109+ kg)
  7. Tejaswin Shankar (Men’s High Jump).
  8. Amit Panghal – Assured of a medal (Boxing)*
  9. Jasmine Lamboria – Assured of a medal (Boxing)*
  10. Sagar – Assured of a medal (Boxing)*
  11. Rohit Tokas – Assured of a medal (Boxing)

Events To Look Forward To On Day 8:

Commonwealth Games 2022, Day 8 India Schedule
Event Name Timings (IST)
Lawn Bowls Women’s Pair Quarter Final- India vs England 1:00 PM
Table Tennis Mixed Doubles Round of 16- Sathiyan Gnansekaran and Manika Batra 2:00 PM
Table Tennis Mixed Doubles Round of 16- Achantha Sharath Kamal and Akula Sreeja 2:00 PM
Para Table Tennis Women’s Singles, Class 3-5, Semi Final- Bavina Patel 2:40 PM
Athletics Women’ s 100m Hurdles- Jyothi Yarraji 2:56 PM
Wrestling Men’s Freestyle 125kg- Mohit Grewal 3:00 PM
Wrestling Men’s Freestyle 65kg- Bajrang Punia 3:00 PM
Wrestling Women;s Freestyle 57kg- Anshu Malik 3:00 PM
Wrestling Men’s Freestyle 86kg- Deepak Punia 3:00 PM
Wrestling Women’s Freestyle 68kg- Divya Kakran 3:00 PM
Wrestling Women’s Freestyle 62kg- Sakshi Malik 3:00 PM
Table Tennis Women’s Singles Quarter Final- Manika Batra 3:15 PM
Table Tennis Women’s Singles Quarter Final- Sreeja Akula 3:15 PM
Table Tennis Women’s Singles Quarter Final- Reeth Tennison 3:15 PM
Badminton Women’ s Singles Round of 16- P. V. Sindhu 3:30 PM
Badminton Men’s Singles Round of 16- Kidambi Srikanth 3:30 PM
Para Table Tenns Women’s Singles, Class 3-5, Semi Final- Bavina Patel 3:40 PM
Table Tennis Men’s Doubles Round of 16- Sathiyan Gnansekaran and Sharath Kamal 3:55 PM
Table Tennis Men’s Doubles Round of 16- Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shetty 3:55 PM
Athletics Men’s 4*400m Relay Heat- Noah Nirmal Tom, Amoj Jacob, Naganathan Pandi, Muhammed Anas Yahiya 4:07 PM
Badminton Women’s Doubles Round of 16- Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand 4:10 PM
Athletics Women;s Long Jump Qualification- Ancy Sojan 4:10 PM
Table Tennis Women’s Doubles Round of 32- Manika Batra and Diya Chitale 4:30 PM
Para Table Tenns Men’s Singles, Class 3-5, Semi Final: Raj Aravindan 4:40 PM
Table Tennis Men’s Singles Round of 32- Sharath Kamal 5:05 PM
Squash Men’s Doubles Round of 16- Velavam Senthilkumar, Abhay Singh 5:15 PM
Table Tennis Men’s Singles Round of 32- Sathiyan Gnanasekaran 5:45 PM
Table Tennis Men’s Singles Round of 32- Sanil Shetty 5:45 PM
Squash Mixed Doubles Quarter Final- Joshna Chinappa and Harinder Pal Sandhu 8:15 PM
Table Tennis Women’s Doubles Round of 32- Sreeja Akula and Reeth Tennison 9:30 PM
Squash Women’s Doubles Quarter Final- Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal 10:30 PM
Badminton Men’s Singles Round of 16- Lakshay Sen 11:00 PM
Squash Women’s Doubles Quarter Final- Anahar Singh and Sunayna Kuruvilla 11:15 PM
Badminton Women’s Singles Quarter Final- Aakarshi Kashyap 11:20 PM
Athletics Men’s Triple Jump Qualifying A&B; A. Aboobacker, Pravin Chithravel and Eldhose Paul 11:35 PM
Badminton Men’s Doubles Round of 16- Satwiksairah Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty 00:00 AM
Squash Mixed Doubles Quarter Final- Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal 00:30 AM
Hockey Women’s Semi Final- India vs Australia 00:45 AM
Athletics Womne’s 200m Semi Final- Hima Das 00:45 AM