Shivendra, Dharamvir shine in India's thrilling win over SA

Jul 10, 2012, 09:37 IST | IANS

India defeated South Africa 6-5 in a thrilling third hockey Test here on Sunday night

Strikers Shivendra Singh (13th, 38th minute), Dharamvir Singh (19th, 21st minute), Tushar Khandker (36th minute) and penalty corner specialist VR Raghunath (penalty stroke 53rd minute) were on target for India.

Shivendra Singh

The goal-scorers for South Africa were Austin Smith (penalty stroke 17th, penalty corner 69th), Tim Drummond (42nd), Ian Haley (48th) and Justin Ried Ross (penalty corner 67th).

Shivendra put India ahead in the 13th minute, scoring a field goal. South Africa, who qualified for the London Olympics winning the last qualifier at Kakamigahara in Japan, equalised four minutes later through Smith, who converted a penalty stroke.

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