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AZLAN SHAH CUP
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SAS 2015: India draws Korea 2-2 in the Azlan opene (4/5/2015)
--Tazeen Qureshy
SAS 2015: India draws Korea 2-2 in the Azlan opener

Sardar Singh led-India was off for a good start in the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup on Sunday, after they drew their first match against South Korea.

The team looked promising as kept attacking right from the beginning and not giving Koreans any chance to score.

undefined India took lead in the 11th minute after Nikkin Thimmaiah intercepted a good cross from Rupinderpal Singh.

Then on, India continued dominating and creating chances as the game progressed.

The Koreans, meanwhile, made a few futile attempts before equalizing through a penalty corner converted by Hyesung Hyun in the 25th minute.

After struggling to score in the third quarter, the Koreans were suddenly charged up and kept pressing the Indian team. They achieved luck in the 53rd minute after Seongkyu Kim flicked the ball of a brilliant pass from Jun Jung Lee.

Thereafter, the Indians, not ready to give up till the last moment looked for chances and managed to earn one after a penalty corner came their way in the 56th minute of the game.

Realizing the importance of the situation, V.R. Raghunath made no mistakes as he flicked the ball to the top left of the D.

India will take on New Zealand in the their next match tomorrow.

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