India’s perennial problem of conceding goals at the fag end of a match hurt them again as Korea equalised in the final minute for a 1-1 draw in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here Sunday.
India took the lead in the 28th minute through Mandeep Singh and looked set to earn their second consecutive win of the six-team tournament, but a defensive error led to Jonghyun Jang scoring from a penalty corner just 22 seconds from the final hooter.
The match was stopped in the fourth quarter due to heavy rains with around eight minutes left in the match.
India had defeated Japan 2-0 in their opening match on Saturday.
India kept a good structure, relied on strong defence with precise marking and constantly pushed the Korean defence to make forays into the striking circle.
India will take on Malaysia on March 26, after a rest day on Monday.