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Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: India suffer heavy defeat at the hands of Australia

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:51 IST
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The Indian hockey team suffered a humiliating 5-1 defeat at the hands of Australia in their second match of the 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament at Ipoh in Malaysia on Thursday, 7 April.

India, who had defeated minows Japan by two goals to one a day earlier, conceded a goal in the fifth minute when Blake Govers scored for the Australians.

The Asian Games champions responded immediately, and equalised through Rupinder Pal Singh in the eighth minute. However, Australia managed to restore their lead just five minutes later, when Jacob Whetton converted for the former champions.

India conceded two more goals within the next 12 minutes from Eddie Okkenden Simon Orchard, to hand Australia a comfortable 4-1 lead.

In the 53rd minute, Matt Ghodes sealed India's fate when he scored Australia's fifth goal, to round off a 5-1 victory.

First published: 7 April 2016, 6:52 IST
 
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