Oct 12, 2010

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India made the first entry into the hockey final of the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday.

India defeated England 5-4 on penalty strokes in a stunning semi-final comeback on Tuesday to move into a Commonwealth Games field hockey final against defending champion Australia.  A large crowd of 19,000 supporters went wild and gave the team a standing ovation when goalkeeper Bharat Kumar stopped Glenn Kirkham's third penalty stroke and Shivendra Kumar netted the final one. 
 India 3 (Sarvanjit Singh 2, Vikram Pillay) beat England 3 (Ashley Jackson 2, Simon Mantell) HT 1-1.Tie breaker: India 5(Sarvanjit Singh, Vikram Pillay, Sandeep Singh, Arjun Halappa, Shivendra Singh);England 4 ( Richard Smith, Richard Mantell, Ashley Jackson, Harry Martin) Total 8-7.

And in another match World champion Australia beat New Zealand 6-2 in the earlier semi-final. On 14th October at 11.30 am India and Australia lock their horns for the Gold medal. Dont miss it. We wish them all the very best, make the history.


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