Azlan Shah hockey: India go down fighting to Australia in opener

Drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh converted both the penalty corners for India in the 40th and 68th minute while Malak Singh scored a brilliant field goal from an acute angle in the 51st minute.

updated: March 09, 2013 21:47 IST
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Ipoh, Malaysia: A young Indian side put up a spirited fight before going down 3-4 to six-time champions Australia in the opening encounter of the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey tournament in Ipoh on Saturday.

India, who have fielded a second string side did challenge their superior opponents but conceding two goals within two minutes of the second half became the turning point of the game.

For Australia, Matt Gohdes scored in 24th and 39th minute while Glenn Simpson (39th minute) and Trent Milton (53rd) were the other scorers.

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