That’s it from us tonight! Do join us on Wednesday at 8.30 pm IST as India face arch-rivals Pakistan in the final pool match of the Asian Champions Trophy.

FT, India 3-2 Korea: Mandeep Singh picks up the Player of the Match award.

FT, India 3-2 Korea: Korea’s Dain Son picks up the Best Young Player of the Match award.

FT, India 3-2 Korea: India hold on and secure a 3-2 win. Korea came back strongly towards the end of the fourth quarter and nearly stole it but India held on for their third win of the tournament. Superb match that.

FT, India 3-2 Korea: India hold on and secure a 3-2 win. Korea came back strongly towards the end of the fourth quarter and nearly stole it but India held on for their third win of the tournament. Superb match that.

Q4, India 3-2 Korea: With minutes to go, Korea take off their keeper Kim Jaehyeon to go for the equaliser.

Q4, India 3-2 Korea: With minutes to go, Korea take off their keeper Kim Jaehyeon to go for the equaliser.

Q4, India 3-2 Korea: Jihun Yang scores! A superb drag flick from the Korean who has come in place of the injured Jonghyun. Game on!

Q4, India 3-1 Korea: A lot going on now! Korea furiously appealing for a penalty stroke it seems but don’t know why. They don’t have any reviews left. Jihun Yang’s flick is parried to Jarmanpreet’s knee by Sreejesh and they have another PC even though they are appealing for a stroke. The umpire makes it clear that the ball was going wide before it hit Jarmanpreet’s leg.

Q4, India 3-1 Korea: Karthi nearly takes out Sukhjeet! He makes some space in the circle before unleashing a tomahwak at goal. Sukhjeet did not see that coming as the ball hits his stick and goes out. An inch higher and he would have caught it square on his chest.

Q4, India 3-1 Korea: Varun with a poor pass and gives the ball straight to Hyun Jigwang. The Korean attacker easily beats Varun but is unable to keep his shot down as India escape. Varun, however, cannot escape some deserved yelling from Sreejesh.

Q4, India 3-1 Korea: With Jonghyun off the pitch, Korea win a PC. Yang Jihun steps up but is denied twice by some good rushing. At the third time, he fires in low at Sreejesh who saves it with his boot. The looped ball is not trapped by Manpreet cleanly with the Indian player swinging wildly and missing the ball. Korea refer even as India countered but lose their appeal.

Q4, India 3-1 Korea: Oh looks like Jang Jonghyun is injured. The Korean captain stretchered off the field. No idea what happened there.

Q4, India 3-1 Korea: Superb passing there from Varun to find Hardik on the right. He plays it tto Jarmanpreet near the goal-line, who plays a cross to Mandeep. He takes a touch before firing the ball goalwards. Kim Jaehyeon saves it.

Q4, India 3-1 Korea: Superb rushing from Amit Rohidas! Thrice he blocks Jang Jonghyun’s drag flick forcing the Korean ace to change his angle. It doesn’t work as the ball flies past the post. Brilliant work from Rohidas!

Q4, India 3-1 Korea: Korea win a PC as Sumit tries to get the ball off the Korean player but ends up putting the ball behind goal. Korea refer claiming Sumit put the ball behind the goal deliberately and the TV umpire agrees with them.

Q4, India 3-1 Korea: Harmanpreet Singh misses from the penalty spot! The Indian captain’s drag-flick from the PC is stopped by Jang Jonghyun with his foot. From the penalty stroke, Harmanpreet goes for the bottom left but Kim Jaehyeon gets down swiftly to save it. Superb save that!

Q4, India 3-1 Korea: Nilkanta Sharma does really well to win India a PC within a minute of restart.

Q3, India 3-1 Korea: 30 seconds on the clock as India attack. Nilkanata Sharma threads a good pass to Akashdeep Singh who plays a tomahawk shot at goal. Kim Jaehyeon makes a good save to deny India a fourth as the third quarter comes to an end.

Q3, India 3-1 Korea: India come close once again. Manpreet makes his way to the edge of the circle before playing a pass to Mandeep on the keeper’s right. However, the forward cannot trap the ball and it rolls behind.

Q3, India 3-1 Korea: India hit on the counter. Karthi plays in Nilakanta Sharma who plays it across to Mandeep. He plays a pass towards Sukhjeet and Karthi goalwards but the keeper blocks it. India refer asking for a PC for a stick check on Karthi but no clear reason for the TV umpire to change his decision.

Q3, India 3-1 Korea: Korea look to hit back right away and win a PC. Jang Joghyun aims for Pathak but first rusher Amit Rohidas gets the decisive touch which deflects the ball away from goal.

Q3, India 3-1 Korea: Mandeep Singh scores! Good team goal from the home side. Shamsher jinxes past his marker before playing in a rising pass to Mandeep inside the circle. The Indian forward, with his back to goal, takes it down well before playing a fierce reverse hit to find the bottom corner.

Q3, India 2-1 Korea: Korea win a PC. Harmanpreet played a back pass to Rohidas. The ball came off his stick and hit him on the shin. Korea refer straight away and win their first PC. Jang Jonghyun’s drag-flick flies wide off the post.

Q3, India 2-1 Korea: Korea get us started in the third quarter. Pathak comes back in goal for India.

HT, India 2-1 Korea: India hold strong as Korea aim to score right before half-time. India do well to coop the ball in the corner. And the hooter goes off for half time.

Q2, India 2-1 Korea: Korea with a series of sharp passes make their way into the circle but Kim Jung Hoo does not trap the ball cleanly and India win a free hit for dangerous play.

Q2, India 2-1 Korea: Lee Seunghoo’s night gets worse after he concedes a PC backing into Mandeep. Thankfully for him, Harmanpreet sends his drag-flick just wide off the post.

Q2, India 2-1 Korea: Harmanpreet Singh scores! The skipper’s drag-flick takes touch off the first rusher, Lee Seunghoon making it difficult for the keeper to save it.

Q2, India 1-1 Korea: It has taken 22 minutes and we finally have a penalty corner in the match! Good work from Mandeep to win the PC. Harmanpreet’s flick is blocked on the line by Jang Jonghyun and he puts it behind for another PC.

Q2, India 1-1 Korea: India escape! A lovely aerial pass brings Hyun Jigwang into play in the left inside the circle. He plays the ball across goal but Sreejesh and Manpreet combine to keep the ball away from the Korean attacker in front of goal.

Q2, India 1-1 Korea: Sreejesh comes on for the second quarter. India attack right away. Jugraj slaps a pass from inside the 23m line but Sukhjeet isn’t able to get the connection to deflect the ball into goal. On second viewing, it looks like Mandeep got a touch on the pass which took the ball away from Sukhjeet.

End of Q1, India 1-1 Korea: It has been an even contest so far. Korea started slowly with India doing the bulk of the attacking at the beginning. However, the Koreans grew into the game and hit back to draw level towards the end.

Q1, India 1-1 Korea: South Korea hit back straight away! Manjae Jung plays in a pass to Kim Sunghyun. He takes a touch to steady himself before shooting. Ji Woo Cheon looked like he got a touch but the ball squirms from between Pathak’s legs.

Q1, India 1-0 Korea: Nilakanta Sharma scores! India get the breakthrough and it’s thanks to the work put in by Sukhjeet Singh. He got the ball in the circle on the right. He bamboozles Ji Woo Cheon and puts it on a plate for Nilakanta to put it in goal.

Q1, India 0-0 Korea: India have had the bulk of possession so far but they haven’t been able to create any clear cut chances. Korea sitting deep and maintaining their defensive shape.

Q1, India 0-0 Korea: We have pushback! India get us started. Hardik plays an aerial pass towards Sumit on the left of the circle but the latter cannot trap it cleanly.

India vs Korea: The teams are out and after the national anthems are sung, we are ready to go!

Indian starting XI
Korean starting XI

India vs Korea: Goalkeeper Krishan Bahadur Pathak is felicitated after receiving his 100th cap for the Indian team. A lively character and an excellent goalkeeper who has shown he can replace PR Sreejesh whenever the latter decides to hang his boots.

India vs Korea: The two teams have faced each other 28 times with India winning 12 matches, Korea winning 10 matches with six matches ending in draws. India are currently on a 14-match unbeaten run against Korea.

Points table ahead of India vs Korea

Hello and welcome to Scroll’s live coverage of Indian hockey.

Having won two of their opening three matches, the unbeaten Indian men’s hockey team have secured their place in the semi-finals. Tonight, they face the only other unbeaten team in the competition, South Korea. The Koreans were the highest-placed Asian team at the World Cup early this year finishing eighth, one place ahead of India.

Indian squad for the 2023 Asian Champions Trophy

Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh, Krishan Bahadur Pathak

Defenders: Jarmanpreet Singh, Sumit, Jugraj Singh, Harmanpreet Singh (C), Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas

Midfielders: Hardik Singh (VC), Vivek Sagar Prasad, Manpreet Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Shamsher Singh

Forwards: Akashdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Gurjant Singh, Sukhjeet Singh, S Karthi

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