Hockey Champions Trophy: India go down to Australia 0-3; play Pakistan for bronze

Australia beat India 3-0 in the Champions Trophy Hockey semi finals on Saturday.

updated: December 08, 2012 14:06 IST
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Melbourne: An injury-hit India proved no match to defending champions Australia as it lost 0-3 in a lop-sided semifinal clash on Saturday and will now have to fight it out for a bronze with bitter rivals Pakistan in the Champions Trophy hockey tournament.

Australia scored through captain Jamie Dwyer (fifth and 18th minutes) and Kieran Govers (42nd) after enjoying territorial domination against the Indians, who were often forced to fall back and defend against the rampant rival strikers.

Australia stayed on course for their fifth successive title, setting up a final against Olympic silver medallists Netherlands, who outplayed Pakistan 5-2 in the other semifinal.

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