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India’s tour of Australia – Aussies beat India 4 – 3, level the series

Australia, ranked number one in the world defeated India by 4-3 in the second test to level the two-Test series in Bendigo, Victoria, here on Wednesday.

However, it was the Indians who draw the first blood courtesy a sixth minute goal by Akashdeep Singh. In the 13th minute Aussies drew level through Tent Mitton’s strike, as both teams ended the first quarter 1 – 1.

In the second quarter, V R Raghunath put India in lead again in the 22nd minute, only to conceed a goal in the next minute as Jake Whettyconverted a penalty corner. The action continued as captain Raghunath again put India back in lead within two minutes. India went into the half time leading by  3 goals to 2.

In the third quarter, Aussies again equalized for the third time in the match, when Jeremy Hayward sucessfully converted a penalty corner. As temper flared, 4 yellow card were issued (out of which 3 were to Indian player) in the 3rd quarter itself.

With the scores level at 3 – 3, the Kookaburras uped the ante in the final quarter. It was Jeremy Hayward’s late strike, just 6 min from hooter that ensured a 4 – 3 victory for the hosts. 

Brief Score:

AUSTRALIA 4 (Trent Mitton 13′, Jake Whetty 23′, Jeremy Hayward 38′, 54′) beat INDIA 3 (Akashdeep Singh 6′, VR Raghunath 22′ and 25′)

Four-Nation Invitational Tournament 2016 – India beat Malaysia

India - 4 (Nikkin Thimmaiah 24’ & 55’, Rupinder Pal Singh 40’, Akashdeep Singh 56’) beat Malaysia - 2 (Faizal Saari 39', Shahril Saabah 47')Click To TweetIndian men’s hockey team beat Malaysia 4-2 in their second match of the ongoing Four-Nation Invitational Tournament 2016, today at Melbourne.

Nikkin Thimmaiah had put India in lead in the 24th minute, after both the sides played out a goalless 1st quarter. Nikkin received the ball from Sardar Singh, which he fired past the Malaysian goalkeeper. India lead Malaysia 1 – 0 at the end of second quarter.

Faizal Saari converted a penalty corner in the 39th minute, to bring back Malaysia back on level with India. However, Rupinderpal Singh scored in the 40th minute, as India ended the 3rd quarter in with a 2 – 1 lead.

Shahril Saabah scored another Penalty Corner goal in the 47th minute as Malaysia equalized again. However, brilliant field goals by Nikkin Thimmaiah and Akashdeep Singh in the 55th and 56th minutes were enough to settle the match in India’s favour.

India will their play their last league match against New Zealand on 26th November.

Final Score:

India – 4 (Nikkin Thimmaiah 24’ & 55’, Rupinder Pal Singh 40’, Akashdeep Singh 56’) beat Malaysia – 2 (Faizal Saari 39′, Shahril Saabah 47′)