A brace by Affan Yousuf within one minute helped VR Raghunath led side beat hosts Australia in the opening match of two match series in the first of two Tests in Bendigo, Victoria on Tuesday.
After a goalless first quarter. The 22-year-old struck twice in the second quarter to put vistors in command. Courtesy, Affan’s two brilliant field goals India, ranked sixth in the world went into the half time leading the Kangaroos by two goals.
The world champions manged to equalise through field goals from Matthew Willis and Trent Mitton in 36th and 43rd minute respectively. However, in the next minute only VR raghunath netted the match winner through a penalty corner to put India in lead again.
India managed to see off the host in the final quarter to win the match 3 – 2.
INDIA 3 (Affan Yousuf 19′, 20′, VR Raghunath 44′) beat AUSTRALIA 2 (Matthew Willis 36′, Trent Mitton 43′)