India vs Australia Hockey, Champions Trophy: Defending World Cup, World League, Commwealth Games and Chammpions Trophy gold medallists Australia kept their unbeaten streak over India alive following a 3-2 win in their third games in the round robin stages of the Champions Trophy. Australia took lead in the sixth minute before India equalised four minutes later. Just five minutes later, Australia regained their lead and kept things at that till half time. They extended their lead in the third quarter before India grabbed a late consolation goal. A late penalty corner could have levelled things for India but for a brave defensive effort.
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India vs Australia Live: India come into the third game having won their first two - 4-0 vs Pakistan and 2-1 vs Argentina. The Argentina game tested the Indian team's resolve as the Olympic champions made life difficult as the game went on. But India stuck to their games, played to the strategy and stood ahead when the hooter went off. By displaying distinct hunger to win, India at many times in the game exhibited aggressive yet structured and disciplined hockey. “We made some key changes in how we defend and attack during our preparations for this tournament. I think one of the main elements is that our strikers are willing to take that extra risk in the circle knowing well enough that the defenders will support them if by chance they lose the ball. I think this change in attitude made them play freely in the first two matches and defending well was our priority,” said Chief Coach Harendra Singh in retrospect.