After scoring two goals in the first half, the Indians were hungrier for more goals in the second. The South African team looked out of bounds throughout the match. 

The margin of the victory shows how dominant the Indian team were. South Africa need to answer a lot of questions going into their second match.

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The Indian team toned down their aggressive play by a bit in the end. South Africa would be disappointed to lose with a big margin.

India 5-0 South Africa

India goes full throttle in the last 10 minutes. However, the team is failing to add to their tally here. Some credit to South Africa, too, who despite being 5-goals down, are showing intent.

India 5-0 South Africa

The Indian team is running wild at the moment. With a huge lead in the match already, the forwards are looking relentless, trying to score as many goals in the tournament opener.

India 5-0 South Africa

Another Penalty Corner awarded, another GOAL for INDIA!

It is raining goals at the Kalinga Stadium, in Bhubaneshwar. The South African team are running clueless on the field. However, it took three attempts for India to score a goal.

India 5-0 South Africa

Another Goal for INDIA!

Two goals in two minutes for India, this time by Lalit Upadhyay. A long pass by Akashdeep sees a fine ending by Lalit.

India 4-0 South Africa

Another Goal for INDIA!

A superb run from Mandeep Singh there. A late pass and a diligent shot by Simranjeet Singh sees India score another goal.

India 3-0 South Africa

The game's much balanced now. India and South Africa are both creating chances at the moment. However, India has gained a strong foothold in the match.

India 2-0 South Africa

The RSA defender deliberately attempted to stop the ball with his leg; Penalty Corner awarded. India squander another opportunity.

India 2-0 South Africa

The South Africans have played well in the second quarter, with a couple of attempts made to score a goal. However,  the Indian forwards seem to have simmered down in the second half.

India 2-0 South Africa at Half-Time!

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The bugles have been blown, and the battle lines are drawn at 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup. The Indian team will be locking horns with South Africa in their first match at the Hockey World Cup, on November 28. The game will be taking place at the Kalinga Stadium, in the capital city of Orissa, Bhubaneswar.

With little time left for India vs South Africa match at Men’s Hockey World Cup, the excitement levels amongst the fans are quite high. Given how the Indian team has performed recently, the match against the South African team won’t be a huge task! Hockey World Cup 2018 Schedule, Timetable in IST: Check Out Complete Fixtures, Venue of FIH 2018 Men's Hockey WC Matches in Odisha.

India and South Africa have played four times in the Men’s Hockey World Cup history. However, three of those matches have ended in a tie, where the Indian team could win in only one of those matches. Hockey World Cup 2018: Here’s What You Need to Know About the Mega Event in Odisha.

Speaking about their recent contests, India have played against South Africa twice, since 2013. The Indian hockey team has managed to win in both of them.

Come Wednesday, India vs South Africa happens to be a blockbuster for the fans. The home team would be looking forward to carrying their form against their opponents. On the other hand, South Africa would be eyeing to stage an upset in the Men’s Hockey World Cup, so early into the tournament. India Matches at Hockey World Cup 2018 Schedule & Live Streaming: Know Match Timings, Telecast Details and Squad of Indian Team.

The match between India and South Africa at the Hockey World Cup 2018 is scheduled to begin from 7.00 pm (IST). Will India register a comprehensive win, or will South Africa manage to pull off a surprise? Stay tuned with us for all the latest updates about 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup!