They need to start firing as the HWL Semi Final also happens to be a qualifying tournament for the 2018 Women's World Cup in London.

Abhishek Bachchan, who is a die-hard cricket enthusiast, congratulated Pakistan on their victory and said that they were 'the better team on the day'. Vikas saved two attempts from Pakistani striker Ajaz while India was leading 2-0.

Minutes later, India secured their third penalty corner and skipper Manpreet Singh's try from a variation was brilliantly kept away by Carter.

India will play The Netherlands in their fourth Pool B match on June 20 at 18.30 hours IST.

During the match, the players of the Indian team wore black armbands, condemning the recent attacks on Indian soldiers along the Jammu and Kashmir border.

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Barring Mandeep Singh, all the other forwards have played a crucial role in India's run in London. A fifth goal from Akashdeep Singh made Pakistan's afternoon even more sad. "We will not be found wanting when we go into game against India", said Khawaja Junaid, former worldwide and coach of the Pakistan team, who concedes that the big loss to Canada was tragic. A great strike by Pradeep Mor from the D gave India an unassailable 6-0 lead.

England, too, have apologised to Pakistan, said 48-year-old Shahbaz, who retired from active hockey in 2002. "You brought your best game to the Finals!All rounded brilliance no doubt!A blessed Ramadan indeed!defines us!"

India had also won their match 3-2 in 2014 Champions Trophy against the Dutch. He has been on fire in the tournament and if Malaysian forward line is able to get him penalty corners, if would surely make the game hard for Indian team. "India needs to do more to be called a world beater and it has to start with penalty corner conversion". "We scored some outstanding goals today". And on the other side they got 10 chances and they scored 7 goals. "Missing chances has been a big disappointment, while we continue conceding regular goals", says Junaid. The previous two encounters - in the 1967 Pre-Olympic tournament and the 1986 World Cup both went Pakistan's way. "Step by step we have been playing well".

With India narrowing the gap to 1-3, the nail-biting action continued in the third quarter. The Indian hockey team and Srikanth receiving interest and adulation that was originally intended for the cricket team is an insult to the craft and fortitude of these players.


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