Highlights, Hockey World Cup 2018: India beat South Africa by 5-0: Hello and welcome to our live blog of India vs South Africa Hockey World Cup 2018 match. India are hosting the mega hockey event and will face South Africa in their opening game of the tournament. Manpreet Singh will lead the Indian team at the Kalinga stadium in Bhubaneshwar. After a disappointing show at Asian Games 2018 where Indian team settled for bronze after losing to Malaysia in the semifinal round, the Men in Blue will look to bounce back in the World Cup at their home ground. (Click Here for Live coverage in Hindi)
Highlights, Hockey World Cup 2018: India beat South Africa by 5-0
20.30 IST: It's over and India thrash South Africa 5-0 in opening match.
* No penalty corner for Africa after the review.
20.26 IST: South Africa get the penalty corner in last minute. India ask for a review. IND 5 SA 0
20.25 IST: Less than three minutes left in the game and India are still searching for another goal. IND 5 SA 0
20.20 IST: Counter-attack from Indian team after South African corner. IND 5 SA 0
20.17 IST: Mandeep Singh shows his skills near the goal post but didn't manage to hit the ball. IND 5 SA 0
20.14 IST: India get another penalty corner and it went in vain. IND 5 SA 0
20.11 IST: GOAL! Simranjeet Singh scores the goal from the penalty corner. IND 5 SA 0
20.09 IST: India score two goals in the third quarter to extend the lead by 4-0 against South Africa.
20.07 IST: GOAL! India scores the fourth goal against South Africa. IND 4 SA 0
20.04 IST: GOAL! Simranjeet strikes the third goal for Indian team. IND 3 SA 0
20.02 IST: Penalty Corner for South Africa but excellent defense from India. IND 2 SA 0
20.01 IST: South Africa creates a dangerous attack but fails to score in the end. IND 2 SA 0
20.00 IST: Manpreet Singh tries hard to break African defense but fails and lose the ball to opposition defense, IND 2 SA 0
19.57 IST: South African defense is working hard to stop Indian players to score more goals. IND 2 SA 0
19.54 IST: Penalty corner went in vain for the Indian team after the save from the South African goalkeeper. IND 2 SA 0
19.53 IST: It's a penalty corner for Indian team. IND 2 SA 0
19.52 IST: Indian team continues to keep possession with their excellent passing game.
19.49 IST: The break is over and Indian team is back on the ground to continue their dominance against the South African team.
19.45 IST: Indian hockey legend Dhanraj Pillay is in the stadium to support the Blue Army.
19.40 IST: And it's halftime, a goalless second quarter ends and India is still leading 2-0 against South Africa
19.37 IST: Excellent move by the Indian team but in the end, Nilakanta didn't capitalise on it. IND 2 SA 0
19.33 IST: South African defender stops Mandeep Singh for creating another chance. IND 2 SA 0
19.29 IST: Top save from the South African goalkeeper, its time for the counter-attack from the visitors. IND 2 SA 0
19.26 IST: Indian team is dominating well with the possession game. IND 2 SA 0
* Second Quarter kicks off India are leading by 2 goals right now.
19.21 IST: India lead 2-0 against South Africa at the end of the first Quarter.
19.17 IST: GOAL! Akashdeep strikes for team India. IND 2 SA 0.
19.14 IST: GOAL! Mandeep Singh strikes the first goal for India. IND 1 SA 0.
* Refree asks for a review and India wins the penalty corner.
19.10 IST: Indian fans are super excited and all dressed up for the Pool C match.
19.08 IST: Excellent sprint from Lalit but misses it in the end. Score 0-0 in 8th minute(Quarter-1)
19.06 IST: Indian skipper creates an excellent chance to gain the early lead but the strikes do not connect it properly.
19.04 IST: In the early minutes India team is attacking heavily on South Africa.
19.02 IST: India Kick off the Quarter 1 of the match
* And the countdown starts.
19.00 IST: It's time for the Indian's to stand up for their National Anthem at the Kalinga stadium in Bhubaneshwar.
18.58 IST: First up is the national anthem of visitors South Africa.
18.55 IST: India and South Africa players are on the field for the national anthem of their respective countries.
Here are the details of When and Where to Watch India vs South Africa Hockey World Cup 2018 match:
When is the India vs South Africa Hockey World Cup 2018 match?
The India vs South Africa Hockey World Cup 2018 match will be played on November 28, 2018.
Where will the India vs South Africa Hockey World Cup 2018 match be played?
The India vs South Africa Hockey World Cup 2018 match will be played at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
What time does the India vs South Africa match start (time in IST)?
The India vs South Africa Hockey World Cup 2018 match will begin at 7 pm IST.
Where to watch the India vs South Africa Hockey World Cup 2018 match Live on TV in India?
You can watch the India vs South Africa Hockey World Cup 2018 match Live broadcast on TV on DD Sports in Hindi Commentary and Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD in English commentary.
India: Star Sports, Star Sports HD
UK: BT Sport
Australia: Fox Sports
Where to watch the India vs South Africa Online Live streaming in India?
You can live stream India vs South Africa Hockey World Cup 2018 match online on Hotstar and on the official YouTube channel of International Hockey Federation.
What is the Indian and South African squad for the Hockey World Cup 2018 match?
India: PR Sreejesh, Krishna Bahadur Pathak, Harmanpreet Singh, Birendra Lakra, Varun Kumar, Kothajit Singh Khadangbam, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Manpreet Singh (C), Chinglensana Singh Kangujam, Nilakanta Sharma, Hardik Singh, Sumit, Akashdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay and Simranjeet Singh.
South Africa: Tim Drummond (C), Dayaan Cassiem, Taylor Dart, Tyson Dlungwana, Jethro Eustice, Rhett Halkett, Tommy Hammond, Keenan Horne, Julian Hykes, Gowan Jones, Peabo Lembethe, Mo Mea, Bili Ntuli, Taine Paton, Richard Pautz, Rassie Pieterse, Austin Smith and Nic Spooner