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  • 8:30 PM IST

    Hockey World Cup 2018 Live, India vs South Africa: India defeats South Africa by 5-0 at the Kalinga Stadium.

  • 8:13 PM IST

    Hockey World Cup 2018 Live, India vs South Africa: Just utter domination by the men in blues, they score another one for the fifth at the Kalinga Stadium. Simranjeet gets his brace, India are on a roll.

    Score: India 5, South Africa 0

  • 8:08 PM IST

    Hockey World Cup 2018 Live, India vs South Africa: And another one, there’s no way back for the visitors after this. India increases their lead cushion by four goals.

    Score: India 4, South Africa 0

  • 8:05 PM IST

    Hockey World Cup 2018 Live, India vs South Africa: India score their third, and this should surely seal it for the hosts, a brilliant assist by Mandeep Singh to set up Simranjeet, who fires it home for the goal.
    Score: India 3, South Africa 0

  • 8:04 PM IST

    Hockey World Cup 2018 Live, India vs South Africa: A penalty corner awarded to South Africa now, can they make the most of it? No, they cant. It’s well defended by the men in blue…

    Score: India 2, South Africa 0

  • 7:54 PM IST

    Hockey World Cup 2018 Live, India vs South Africa: India had a good chance to capitalise on their two-goal cushion, but to no avail, as they shot fired by Akashdeep falls wide.

  • 7:51 PM IST

    Hockey World Cup 2018 Live, India vs South Africa: We’re back for the second half, as India aim to capitalise on their good start against South Africa in their opener at the Hockey World Cup at the Kalinga stadium.

  • 7:41 PM IST

    Hockey World Cup 2018 Live, India vs South Africa: India maintains their 2-0 lead at half-time as counter-attacking South Africa have failed to materialise any effort so far.

    Score: India 2, South Africa 0

  • 7:34 PM IST

    Hockey World Cup 2018 Live, India vs South Africa: India are moving swiftly, switching the ball from left to right with pace and technique, and the strikers have found themselves in great positions so far…

    Score: India 2, South Africa 0

  • 7:31 PM IST

    Hockey World Cup 2018 Live, India vs South Africa: India continue to make their surge at South Africa’s final third, their previous penalty corner was well defended by the away side.

    Meanwhile, South Africa are looking to break on the counter but have failed to test the Indian keeper so far.

    Score: India 2, South Africa 0

Hosts India are set to take to the field against South Africa, as they aim for opening victory against South Africa at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. The Manpreet Singh led side will look to overcome their 43-year-old drought.

India has won eight Olympic gold medals and just a solitary World Cup to their name. India beat Malaysia in 1975 to clinch the Cup for the first time. As India will be hosts in the tournaments, expectations will be higher than ever before and the Men in Blue would dearly like to go all the way.

It would be interesting to see how would be their first impression when the Manpreet Singh-led India take on South Africa.