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Azlan Shah Cup 2018: India draw against England by 1-1

Azlan Shah Cup 2018: India draw against England by 1-1
Written by Abhishek Lohia

At the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2018 After a 2-3 defeat in their opening match against Argentina, India now played a draw against England in  Ipoh. Shilanand Lakra’s support kept India’s expectations alive till the last-minute, but Mark Gleghorne stole the show for the English players with his goal which came just 7 minutes before ending the game. India, who returned with the bronze from last year’s Azlan Shah Cup, are fielding a young team as SK Uthappa, Sardar Singh (c), Sumit Nilakanta Sharma. India was leading by 1-0 in the game when Shiland Larka scored in the dying minutes of the first quarter to give India the lead, but England team levelled it with the help of Mark Gleghone, who converted a penalty stroke successfully. India failed to convert a series of penalty corners that proved costly for them. India is now 3rd in the points table with one defeat and one draw.

India was playing with a new playing XI in this match. This match was also important for England team because they have been thrashed by  Australia 4-1 in their last match. The last time these two same teams met was at HWL where England beat India 3-2. Shilanand Lakra did the first goal of this match by a deflection off the keeper. After the end of the first Quarter, India was playing very defensively, and they are also leading with 1-0. Before the end of the second card, Lakra got a green card from the referee, and Krishan Pathak took his place in the game. In the final quarter, England’s Mark Gleghorne equalised the game with a penalty stroke and ended the final whistle with 1-1. Team India has gotten nine penalty corners in this match,  but Indian players succeeded none of them.

India Starting XI- Goal- Keeper: Suraj Karkera, Defenders: Amit Rohidas, Varun Kumar, Surender Kumar, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Midfielders: Sumit, SK Uthappa, Sardar Singh (c), Forwards: Gurjant Singh, Ramandeep Singh (VC), Sumit Kumar,

 

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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