Asian Champions Trophy : Unbeaten India secure nervy win over S Korea, qualify for semis

Chennai, August 7 India won a close game against South Korea, with a score of 3-2. They have already made it to the semifinals and are doing very well in the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament. In other matches, Pakistan won against China with a score of 2-1, and Malaysia won against Japan with a score of 3-1. India is currently at the top of the league table with 10 points, from three wins and one draw. They had already made it to the semifinals before the match. Nilakanta Sharma scored a goal in the sixth minute to give India the lead. Sharma was in the right place to score a goal after Sukhjeet Singh did a great job running and passing the ball perfectly along the edge of the field. India’s happiness did not last long because the Koreans scored a goal just six minutes later. Kim Sunghyun was able to beat the goalkeeper Krishan Pathak, who was playing in his 100th international game, with a mistimed hit. Pathak made a mistake and didn’t correctly predict where the ball would go. India then scored a goal through Harmanpreet Singh from a penalty corner. The skipper hit the ball and it went into the goal after bouncing off a defensive player and confusing the goalkeeper. Mandeep Singh scored the third goal in the 33rd minute and was named the Player of the Match. The forward got a ball that was bouncing near the top of the curved line. They made a quick turn and hit the ball really hard into the bottom corner of the goal. Yang Jihun scored for their team with a penalty corner in the 58th minute, but India stayed in the lead for the last two minutes of the game. South Korea got 11 chances to score from penalty corners, while India only got four chances. The hosts were given a penalty shot after Harmanpreet’s shot hit the foot of a player protecting the post, but the captain missed the shot because the Korean goalkeeper stopped it. Before that, Malaysia held off Japan’s late push to win 3-1 and move to the semifinals, and Pakistan barely won 2-1 against China to stay in the running for the semifinals. Rewrite this text using easier words:

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