India lose to Australia 4-2 in final pool game at the Champions Trophy

London, 16 June 2016: A spirited performance from India wasn’t enough as Australia beat them 4-2.

Australia, predictably started off on the front foot, and held possession for long periods of time. Despite, the sustained pressure though, the first chance of the game, fell to India. A long cross into the circle from Surender on the right was met by Jeremy Hayward, who under pressure from Mandeep, deflected it goal wards. Australia’s Tyler Lovell was alert to the danger though, saving it sharply. Australia created their first chance of the game two minutes later off a PC, but Sreejesh was equal to the task saving low to his left. The teams went into the first break goal less.

India lose to Australia 4-2 in final pool game at the Champions Trophy

India lose to Australia 4-2 in final pool game at the Champions Trophy

Australia came out harder in the second quarter, creating several more chances in a busy first minutes of play. They hit the post via Trent Mitton in the 18th minute and then Sreejesh was called into action for the next, saving smartly. India were under pressure in the first five minutes, and defended desperately. In the 20th minute though, Mitton finally converted a PC to give Australia the lead. Three minutes Aran Zelewski doubled the lead, as the teams went into half time with Australia leading 2-0.

Australia came out without any changes in the second half and India, under pressure and down on the score sheet were forced to play up the field to look for goals. They had a fair share of the possession and kept intercepting and creating play in Australia’s half, but their final pas let them down. Australia capitalised on the attacking formation to score a third on the counter via Flynn Ogilvie. India finally had their first PC of the game in the final minute of the quarter, and Raghunath made no mistake at the first time of asking. His flick found the bottom left corner strong and hard, to reduce Australia’s lead to two. Almost from the restart though, Australia restored their three-goal lead via Tristan White as then went into the final break.

Down but not beat, India came out strong and looked a team which wanted to complete a comeback in the final quarter. In the 49th minute they reduced the margin to two. A smart pass from Manpreet at the top of Australia’s circle found Talwinder, who smashed a reverse hit goalwards. Mandeep, one of the top scorers of the tournament, ran away from his marker and met it perfectly, directing it into goal. That was to prove the last breach by either of the teams as the game ended 4-2 in favour of the Australians.

India’s spot in the final is now dependent on a draw between Britain and Belgium.

The FIH Champions Trophy is broadcast Live on Star Sports 2 and HD 2.

Live Streaming is available at www.starsports.com

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Author:

Aspiring Media Enthusiast, Cricket Tragic, Football Fanatic, Avid Reader, Amateur Photographer & Wannabe Sports Writer.

Cricket

Kathiwada Arts and Sports: Auction featuring sports memorabilia

Kathiwada Arts and Sports: Auction featuring sports memorabilia

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on December 5th, 2016

Kathiwada Arts and Sports which is a part of the prestigious Kathiwada Foundation will be curating their very own brand of auctioneering starting with sports me ..

Football

ISL 2016: Successful coaches bite dust; fresh ideas & ethos reason for clubs semis line-up!

ISL 2016: Successful coaches bite dust; fresh ideas & ethos reason for clubs semis line-up!

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on December 5th, 2016

FC Goa and Chennaiyin FC finished at the bottom despite retaining successful coaches from the previous editions, while FC Pune City failed again, despite hiring ..

Tennis

Chennai Open 2017: Roberto Agut and Borna Coric confirm their participation

Chennai Open 2017: Roberto Agut and Borna Coric confirm their participation

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on November 29th, 2016

Chennai:  The 22nd edition of the Aircel Chennai Open promises to be a world class affair, with two more tennis heavyweights confirming their presence for the ..

F1

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on September 26th, 2016

Held on Sept 1st, The Outstanding Speakers’ Bureau (TOSB) Twinterview consisted of sports panelists such as Mark Gallagher (Public Speaker on F1 race), Shayam ..

Boxing

Uncertainty remains over future of Tyson Fury

Uncertainty remains over future of Tyson Fury

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on October 27th, 2016

Having gone from Heavyweight Champion to the fallen giant in just a matter of months, the future of Tyson Fury remains up in the air, with many questioning whet ..

Other Sports

PUMA hosts Asafa Powell along with PT Usha, Milkha Singh and many more Indian athletes

PUMA hosts Asafa Powell along with PT Usha, Milkha Singh and many more Indian athletes

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on November 18th, 2016

The Fastest Sportswear brand – PUMA hosted one of the fastest sprinters on the planet- Asafa Powell at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. The Jamaic ..

One stop guide to all the latest sports news, reviews, opinions, fixtures and live scores from India and around the world. A true reflection of sports.

Copyright © 2017 | The Sports Mirror