Commonwealth Games 2022, India vs New Zealand, Women’s Hockey Bronze Medal Match, Live Score Updates: New Zealand have equalised the score with 17 just seconds to go in the match and hence the match progressed into penalty shootout. India were leading 1-0 against New Zealand after the end of the 3rd quarter in the ongoing bronze medal match in the ongoing Commonwealth Games. After the first quarter, the scoreline remained 0-0 but Salima Tete opened the scoring in the 2nd quarter. It seemed like New Zealand equalised in the 3rd quarter but India decided for a referral and it paid of as the goal did not stand. Savita Punia and co had suffered a heartbreaking loss in the semi-finals against Australia. The match stirred a huge controversy after the “clock error”. However, India will look to put this beside them and aim for a bronze medal.
Here are the Live Score Updates from Women’s Hockey, Bronze Medal match between India and New Zealand
2:54PM:Match enters penalty shootout!! New Zealand equalised with just 17 seconds left! Penalty stroke came to New Zealand’s rescue and now the penalty shootout beckons!
2:48PM:Final 5 minutes remain, India still 1-0 ahead. Savita Punia and Co close in on bronze medal.
2:42 PM:INDIA GETS A PENALTY CORNER! Can they make it count?
2:41 PM:A golden chance goes begging for India. Navneet Kaur had the best chance to make it 2-0, but the angle did not allow her to have a clear strike.
2:39PM:Final 10 minutes left in the match! India still 1-0 ahead.
2:34PM:Fourth quarter begins! Final 15 minutes, exciting action on the cards!
2:33 PM:Third quarter ends! India hold onto 1-0 lead.
2:31 PM:It seemed like New Zealand got the equaliser! But India reviewed it and the goal does not stand! Big reprieve for India! India hold onto 1-0 lead.
2:24 PM:New Zealand are still searching for the equaliser! India firmly with the advantage.
2:15 PM:Third quarter begins! Can India hold on?
2:12 PM:Can India hold on now? 1-0 lead, and Savita Punia and co just need to hold their nerves in order to win the bronze medal match! Exciting half is ahead of us!
2:04 PM:Second quarter ends! India are 1-0 ahead courtesy Salima Tete. Pressure on New Zealand now.
2:01 PM:GOAL!! India Scores! Salima Tete brings her A game and India go 1-0 ahead!
1:55 PM:India forwards are trying their best to register the first goal of the game, but so far, New Zealand defenders have been upto the task. Scoreline 0-0 in the 2nd quarter
1:49PM:Second quarter begins! India aim to take the lead and put pressure on New Zealand.
1:46PM:First quarter ends! Scoreline 0-0! India got the most of the chances in the first quarter, but failed to capitalise!
1:44 PM:Salima Tete almost puts India in lead! But the ball just misses the goalpost by a whisker!
1:43 PM:Sangeeta Kumari was at the top of her game, she set the move really nicely, but it takes a deflection from New Zealand defender’s stick! And scoreline remains 0-0
1:41 PM:New Zealand fail to capitalise!! Scoreline 0-0! India can breathe a sigh of relief!
1:40 PM:New Zealand were inches away from scoring! But Indian defenders were upto the task! Just as we speak, New Zealand have gotten a penalty corner!
1:38 PM:Both teams are fighting it out, not willing to give an inch. Scoreline still remains 0-0
1:32 PM:Match underway!!! The first quarter has begun. Scoreline 0-0 for now
1:30 PM:Action about to begin. Can India win the bronze medal?
1:25 PM:Both teams are out in the middle. Time for national anthems!!
1:21 PM:The match will start at 1:30 PM IST. Team India will look to put the semi-final loss against Australia behind them and aim for glory against New Zealand in the bronze medal match.
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