Sports: India pip South Korea 2-1 in Hockey Champions Trophy
India scored a narrow win (2-1) against South Korea today at the 36th Hero Champions Trophy hockey tournament sustaining their hopes for a medal.
At the Lee Valley Hockey Center in London, India’s domination earned them the lead through day’s captain SV Sunil’s 39th minute goal. South Korea equalized through brisk counter in the 57th minute, only for Nikkin Thimmaiah to reclaim the lead within 30 seconds with a fine deflection on Talwinder Singh’s diagonal cross from left, PTI reported.
With the win, India are now second in the points table with seven points from four matches and play World champions Australia in their final pool game on Thursday.
South Korea, meanwhile, lost its ticket to the final.