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2015 Hockey World League Final: India stun Great Britain to book place in semifinals

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 3 December 2015, 20:22 IST

The Indian national hockey team reached the semifinals of the 2015 Hockey World League Final round on Thursday, 3 December, with a stunning 2-1 win over in-form Great Britain.

India, who had finished bottom of Group B in the league round of the tournament, took the lead courtesy of V R Raghunath through a penalty corner in the 2nd quarter of the game.

In the 3rd quarter, Talwinder Singh doubled India's lead with a stunning finish from a very tight angle, sparking scenes of jubilation in the stands at Raipur's Sardar Vallabhbhai International Hockey Stadium.

The British team came back strongly in the last quarter, and pulled a goal back in the dying minutes of the game through Richard Mantell. The Indian team, however, held on to pull off a famous victory, thus booking a place in the semis.

In the process, India also registered their first win over Great Britain in 35 years.

First published: 3 December 2015, 20:22 IST
 
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