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Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016 final: As it happened

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016: Australia beat India 4-0 in final to lift their ninth title in Ipoh.

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Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016: India failed to score a single goal against Australia in final. (Source: AP)

India end Sultan Azlan Shah Cup on a disappointing note, losing 4-0 to Australia in the final to finish second. Two goals each from Thomas Craig and Matt Ghodes gave Australia the win

Ind vs Aus: As it happened

1948 hrs IST: India end the tournament at second place but more importantly…

1935 hrs IST: That is it! Australia win 4-0 and defend their Azlan Shah title

1930 hrs IST: Australia score once more to all but win the cup

1926 hrs IST: India trying hard but Australian defence upto the task

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1924 hrs IST: Australia fail to convert another PC. But on the attack

1919 hrs IST: End of third quarter! Australia 3 India 0

1916 hrs IST: GOAL! Ghodes with a goal and Australia lead 3-0

1912 hrs IST: PC to India but Rupinder’s drag is blocked

1907 hrs IST: Craig for the second time today

1906 hrs IST: Australia with another field goal to increase the lead to 2-0

1903 hrs IST: PC to India. Goal keeper stops the Harmanpreet drag

1900 hrs IST: Teams back onto the pitch after the break and Australia with an early

1850 hrs IST: Half-time! It’s Australia 1-0 India

1848 hrs IST: Australia fail to convert it. It’s Australia 1-0 India

1847 hrs IST: PC to Australia! India looking too vary now

1844 hrs IST: Tom Craig scores a field goal to give Australia the lead

1844 hrs IST: And Australia take the lead. Indian defence with gap and goalie Akash Chitke could do little there

1842 hrs IST: Australia’s Jamie Dwyer is yet to take the field

1840 hrs IST: The Indian defence has been on the toes

1835 hrs IST: Both teams trying hard to get the first goal but none succeeding

1830 hrs IST: India and Australia end the first quarter goalless. Intriguing 15 minutes of hockey

1825 hrs IST: Australia fail to convert the PC! It’s still 0-0

1824 hrs IST: PC! Australia earn a PC in the 10th minute

1823 hrs IST: A series of counter plays by both teams but none converts it

1820 hrs IST: India penetrate into Australia’s D but haven’t made an impact

1815 hrs IST: India begin the attack and then a counter by Australia

1810 hrs IST: The teams are out on the pitch for the National Anthems

1800 hrs IST: India play Australia in the final of Azlan Shah Cup

India outplay Malaysia 6-1 to enter Azlan Shah Cup final

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India march their way into Azlan Shah Cup finals after an emphatic 6-1 win over Malaysia.
India march their way into Azlan Shah Cup finals after an emphatic 6-1 win over Malaysia.

India produced an inspiring performance to outplay hosts Malaysia 6-1 in a must-win match and secure their seventh appearance in the final of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament, in Ipoh on Friday.