India avenged their 3-1 defeat to Netherlands in pool games to come out victorious in the third-place playoff in the FIH Hockey World League Final. It was also a come-from-behind win for India as they claimed their first medal at a major FIH event after 33 years. Catch all the highlights of the match here.
2030 hrs IST: That’s the end of the match and what a fantastic and nail-biting finish it was. India came back from a 2-0 deficit to stun the world No.2. This win will surely boost their confidence ahead of the Rio Olympics next year.
2028 hrs IST: It’s a penalty stroke to India. Rupinder Pal scores and India win 3-2 on penalties for first FIH medal in 33 years.
2026 hrs IST: All eyes on Manpreet now. He misses his stroke but good news is that India will have a penalty stroke after Dutch goalie was found obstructing Manpreet.
2026 hrs IST: Sreejesh once again proves why he is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. India 2 Netherlands 2.
2015 hrs IST: Sardar Singh puts India on level terms. It’s 2-2 now.
2025 hrs IST: Netherlands have their lead back. Make it 2-1.
2024 hrs IST: Bindra Lakra makes it 1-1.
2023 hrs IST: Sreejesh denies Holland again.
2022 hrs IST: Amir fails in his attempt. Dutch lead 1-0
2020 hrs IST: Sreejesh saves.
2019 hrs IST: Danish Mujtaba scores but denied goal by TV referee for showing hockey stick to goalie.
2018 hrs IST: Netherlands score in their first attempt.
2013 hrs IST: Netherlands score from PC to make 5-5 in the final few seconds. Shootout to decide winners.
2008 hrs IST: Goal! Netherlands stay in the game as Weerden converts penalty to to cut India’s lead to 5-4. A tense finish is on the cards.
2003 hrs IST:Goal! Akashdeep joins the party. India now lead 5-3.
2000 hrs IST: Goal! Rupinder Pal Singh scores his second to put India 4-3 ahead. He converted a penalty stroke.
1958 hrs IST: Goal! Mink Van der Weerden converts Penalty Corner to make it 3-3 for the Netherlands. A thrilling finish is on the cards.
1953 hrs IST: Goal! Ramandeep Singh strikes again and India are 3-2 up now. It has been an absolute delight watching him play.
1949 hrs IST: Goal! Rupinder Pal Singh breaks India’s PC jinx as he converts it to make it 2-2. A bronze medal is in sight now. What a comeback it has been by the home team.
1948 hrs IST: India get Penalty Corner for foot foul by a Dutch defender.
1944 hrs IST: That’s the end of the third quarter. India need to regroup in the final session. An exciting fourth and final quarter awaits.
1942 hrs IST: India look pumped up and motivated with that goal. They are keeping the ball possession and the Dutch now look under immense pressure.
Netherlands on a roll
Netherlands on the other hand, were on a roll before losing to Australia in the semifinal.
They started off their campaign with a draw against Germany, before edging out on Argentina in their second game.