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The match can also be streamed on Hotstar. It turned out to be a tall task for the world no.
Young striker Gurjant Singh gave India the lead in the 19th minute with a fine reverse hit field goal before Japan equalised through Wakuri three minutes later from a penalty corner. After the change of ends, India restored their lead when Chinglensana Singh deflected in from a penalty corner in the 44th minute.
Five minutes from the hooter Dilpreet Singh extended India's lead with a superb field strike in the 55th minute. But India's joy was shortlived as Japan reduced the margin a minute later when Zendana scored from a penalty corner to give serious threats to the Indians.
But thereafter, the Indians defended well in numbers to thwart Japan's challenge in the final few minutes to register the hard-fought win and a place in tomorrow's final against arch-rivals Pakistan.
Earlier in the day, two-time champions Pakistan defeated Malaysia in the shootout after a draw in regulation period of the first semi-final to enter the summit clash.
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