India vs South Africa, 2023 World Cup of Hockey, 9-12 Ranking Highlights: India beat South Africa 5-2 in ladder match, finish 9th

World Cup of Hockey: India beat South Africa 5-2 to finish ninth in the tournament.©Twitter

India vs South Africa, Hockey World Cup 2023 Highlights:India beat South Africa 5-2 on Saturday in the classification play-off to take ninth place at the Men’s Hockey World Cup in Rourkela. Abhishek Nain scored a brilliant field goal to open the scoring in the first quarter, before Harmanpreet converted a penalty corner to double India’s advantage. After scoreless 2nd and 3rd quarters, Shamsher Singh, Akashdeep Singh and Sukhjeet Singh found the net for India in the final quarter. For South Africa, Samkelo Mvimbi scored a goal while Mustaphaa Cassiem converted a penalty kick.

Here are the highlights of the Men’s World Cup of Hockey 2023 game between India and South Africa, straight from the Birsa Munda Stadium in Rourkela

  • 8:53 p.m. (IST)

    Hockey World Cup: FULL TIME!

    India beat South Africa 5-2 in ladder game to finish ninth at Hockey World Cup

  • 20:46 (IST)

    Hockey World Cup LIVE: GOAL!

    Mustapha Cassiem converts the penalty kick to reduce the gap to three. India still leads 5-2 with less than 30 seconds left.

  • 20:42 (IST)

    Hockey World Cup LIVE: GOAL!

    India restore their four-goal lead. Sukhjeet Singh makes it 5-1 on the night to the hosts.

  • 8:30 p.m. (IST)

    Hockey World Cup LIVE: GOAL RUSH!

    2 goals in 2 minutes. Akashdeep put India 4-0 up, before Samkelo Mvimbi pulled one back for South Africa

  • 20:22 (IST)

    Hockey World Cup LIVE: GOAL!

    India finally scored their third goal. Shamsher Singh nods from close range after a yell from the goalkeeper. But credit goes to Abhishek, who ultimately did well to put the ball in the box

  • 8:15 p.m. (IST)

    Hockey World Cup LIVE: LUCK!

    India dominates but fails to increase its advantage. The score remains 2-0 with less than five minutes left in Q3

  • 20:06 (IST)

    Hockey World Cup LIVE: YELLOW CARD!

    Amit Rohidas receives a yellow card! He will miss the next five minutes because of this. Can South Africa capitalize?

  • 7:50 p.m. (IST)

    Hockey World Cup LIVE: END OF Q2!

    No goals in the second quarter as India led 2-0 at the break. They are in control and have had plenty of opportunities to increase the deficit. But it’s still 2-0.

  • 19:42 (IST)

    Hockey World Cup LIVE: PK FOR INDIA!

    India win a penalty corner after a successful review. There has been a push from a South African defender and India have a golden chance to strengthen their authority.

  • 19:33 (IST)

    Hockey World Cup LIVE: END OF Q1!

    India were leading 2-0 at the end of the first quarter. Harmanpreet and Abhishek with the goals.

  • 19:27 (IST)

    Hockey World Cup LIVE: GOAL!

    And Harmanpreet brings the score to 2-0 from the penalty spot. India leading in the first quarter.

  • 19:19 (IST)

    Hockey World Cup LIVE: GOAL!

    India take the lead in the first quarter as Abhishek Nain drives home his effort. He was hit hard and India go up 1-0

  • 7:13 p.m. (IST)

    Hockey World Cup LIVE: WE’RE ON!

    We are on our way to Rourkela for this match for 9th/10th place between India and South Africa.

  • 19:07 (IST)

    Hockey World Cup LIVE: National anthem!

    It’s time for the national anthems of the teams and players on the pitch. Both teams will surely be looking to end the tournament on a high with a win today.

  • 6:59 p.m. (IST)

    Hockey World Cup LIVE: head to head record!

    India and South Africa have faced each other a total of 16 times with India coming out of the top 11. South Africa have won only one game while four have ended in a draw.

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