Australia Humiliate India 5-1 in Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament

Australia beat India 5-1 in the latter’s second match of the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey tournament

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Indian hockey team before the start their first match in the ongoing Sultan Azlan Shah Tournament (Photo: <a href="http://hockeyindia.org/news/india-beat-japan-in-sultan-azlan-shah-cup-opener.html">Hockey India</a>)

Australia beat India 5-1 in the latter’s second match of the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey tournament at Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

Playing their first match of the tournament, Blake Govers put Australia ahead in the fifth minute but India swiftly restored parity three minutes later through Rupinder Pal Singh.

But Australia then wrested the initiative and went on a scoring spree, netting in the 13th, 20th and 26th minutes to build a sizeable 4-1 lead and put the game to bed.

Jacob Whetton started the onslaught, assisted by Jamie Dwyer, tapping in from close range as Australia ended the first quarter 2-1 ahead. Eddie Ockeden extended Australia’s lead in the second quarter before Simon Orchard made it 4-1.

India were able to play out a goalless third quarter but Matt Gohdes completed India’s humiliation with a fine diving effort in the last quarter.

Chief coach Roelant Oltmans has expressed his disappointment over the indifferent performance of his defenders after the match.

Australia scored four times from five circle penetrations, which does not reflect well out on our defence. On the other end, we had a few chances that we failed to convert.
Roelant Oltmans, Chief Coach, India

India began their campaign with an underwhelming 2-1 win against Japan on Wednesday. They next take on Canada on Sunday.

(With inputs from IANS and PTI)

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