India vs Australia, Champions Trophy hockey: India 2 – 4 Australia, as it happened

Australia beat India 4-2 in the Champions Trophy hockey contest on Thursday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 16, 2016 10:02:31 pm
ive hockey score, india vs australia live, live hockey streaming, live hockey champions trophy, hockey live, champions trophy live, india hockey team, india vs australia hockey live, hockey India came out attacking in the fourth quarter but Australia had opened up a two-goal lead by then. (Source: FIH)

Australia beat India 4-2. India needed a win to book final berth but they can still qualify. It all depends on the outcome of the Great Britain-Belgium match later in the day

As it happened!

60 mins: FULL TIME! Australia 4 – 2 India

58 mins: India earn three penalty corners towards the fag end of the fourth quarter but fail to convert even one of them

54 mins: India continue to have lion’s share of the possession the fourth quarter but continue to search for the third goal

49 mins:  GOAL! Great touch by Mandeep gives India the second goal. The coach Oltmans applauds from the sidelines

45 mins: GOAL GOAL! Aus respond with a quick counter-attack for their 4th. White scores. Australia 4 – 1 India

45 mins: GOAL GOAL! Another penalty corner for India towards the end of the third quarter and Raghunath gives them hope with a powerful strike. It’s 1-3 now

43 mins: Finally, a penalty corner for India and Harmanpreet doesn’t get hold of that to do any damage. Remains 0-3

36 mins: India have penetrated Australia’s circle only once and are yet to have a shot at goal

35 mins: GOAL GOAL! Ogilvie gets plenty of space in the circle and he scores

33 mins: And, they earn another one. Make that seven penalty corners for the table-toppers

33 mins: A powerful Australia penalty-corner hits the post. Their conversion rate hasn’t been good today

31 mins: The second half is underway. India have work to do if they are to make their first Champions Trophy final

30 mins: End of the first half. Australia lead India 2-0. Mitton and Zalewski the two scorers for Australia

23 mins: GOAL GOAL! Australia extend their lead with Zalewski in the 23rd minute

21 mins: GOAL GOAL! Finally Sreejesh is beaten as Australia convert their fifth penalty corner. Mitton scores

20 mins: Australia continue to press forward in search of their first goal, and earn the fourth penalty corner in the process

19 mins: Penalty corner no.3 for Australia and Sreejesh stands like a wall to keep it away

18 mins: Another penalty corner for Australia early in the second quarter but India manage to keep it away

# Oltmans discusses the whiteboard in hand. Quick instructions and team disperses for the second quarter

15 mins: That’s the end of the first quarter. It’s India 0 – 0 Australia

11 mins: Hayward fires it in and Sreejesh does well to get down and deflect it away

10 mins: First penalty corner of the match goes Australia’s way

9 mins: India last won a bronze at Champions Trophy way back in 1982. A win here assures them silver

8 mins: Surinder drills one in from the right but there was no touch by an Indian player from inside the circle

6 mins: Both teams continue to trade possession. No goal moves so far

4 mins: Australia have conceded five goals in the tournament so far, where India have been on the receiving end of 7 goals, so far

1 mins: Teams in the huddle for the final round of pep talk. Australia get the game underway with a backtouch

# A win here will take India into their first ever Champions Trophy final

# Two teams out in the middle for their national anthems. We are moments away from live action

BUILD UP

Against Australia, India focus on defence

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India’s resilient defence will be put to test when they take on world champions Australia in the final round robin match of the Champions Trophy at the Lee Valley Park in London on Thursday. India, who are placed second on the points table, are chasing their first-ever spot in the final of Champions Trophy.

Champions Trophy final spot up for grabs for India

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India will be hoping to reach their first ever Champions Trophy final when they take on Australia in their final league game on Thursday. India need to beat Australia to make the final, where they will face Australia again. There are two other possibilities by which India can reach the final.

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