Indian men’s hockey team draws 1-1 with Australia A

first_imgA late goal by dragflicker Harmanpreet Singh helped the Indian men’s hockey team salvage a 1-1 draw against Australia ‘A’ here Monday.India made two good saves in the initial minutes of the first quarter while defending back-to-back penalty corners. The attempts somewhat made up for an average start by the visitors with the Australia ‘A’ attack putting the team under pressure right from the start.India suffered a setback in the 21st minute when Kiran Arunasalam struck a fine field goal for Australia ‘A.’India’s inability to convert chances created in the striking circle and missing out on three PCs dented their fightback. Their defence, on the other hand, was able to contain the home team from extending their lead.It was in Harmanpreet’s second attempt, in the 56th minute, that saw him convert a well-timed, powerful drag flick to equalise.”We had a poor start in the first ten minutes of the game which was a complete opposite to how we played on Friday. We slowly got back into the game in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarters and also created enough opportunities to win the game,” Indian chief coach, Graham Reid said.”On Wednesday we will need to start much better and play well in all four quarters. In tomorrow’s practice session we will be working on our connections especially in the midfield,” he added.India will next take on the Australian national side and if the visitors are to emerge on top, Reid said the team will need to start much better and keep the pressure on their opponents in all four quarters.advertisementAlso Read | Indian men’s hockey team wins 3-0 against Australia AAlso Read | India men’s hockey team to join FIH Pro League from 2020last_img read more

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England vs Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019: Weather Updates from Leeds on Friday

first_imgA struggling Sri Lanka take on in-form England in their World Cup 2019 tie at Headingley in Leeds on Friday. England, who have had an impressive campaign so far, will be eyeing their fifth victory in the ongoing World Cup. Eoin Morgan’s men have lost only one match and that came while chasing against Pakistan.England won their last two games comprehensively, by margins of eight wickets and 105 runs against West Indies and Afghanistan respectively. Having acquiring an enviable assortment of big-hitters who routinely post 300-plus scores, England is the team to beat in this tournament. The likes of Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root and Eoin Morgan have been taking opposition attacks to the cleaners.England will inch closer to the World Cup semi-finals with a win over Sri Lanka at Headingley. England hold the edge over Lanka (6-4) in the World Cup meetings. Sri Lanka are in a must-win scenario after pocketing just one victory. Sri Lanka registered their only win against Afghanistan in a rain-affected game in Cardiff.They were completely outclassed by New Zealand and Australia and two of their matches were washed out. Dimuth Karunaratne’s side have to win all of the remaining games to make it to the semis of World Cup 2019.England vs Sri Lanka: Weather updates from Leeds Cricket fans can breathe a sigh of relief as there is no rain predicted throughout the day in Leeds. The World Cup 2019 match between England and Sri Lanka will most probably be a full 50-overs-a-side game without any rain interruptions.advertisementFriday looks set to be a nice day for a World Cup match, with sunny intervals and cloudy spells, according to AccuWeather. Cloudy weather is forecasted for most of Friday in Leeds with sunny intervals and no rain at all. Screengrab from AccuWeather Screengrab from AccuWeatherAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli chills out with ‘champ’ Rishabh Pant ahead of Afghanistan matchAlso See:last_img read more

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