Hockey World Cup: Australia Thrash Malaysia 4-0

Two-time champions Australia are seeking to win their third hockey World Cup as a farewell present to their coach Ric Charlesworth, for whom this will be his last World Cup.

updated: May 31, 2014 18:22 IST
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The Hague: Glenn Turner scored two goals as defending champions Australia outplayed Malaysia 4-0 to get off a resounding start in the 2014 Hockey World Cup at the Kyocera Stadium here on Saturday.

Turner beat his marker deftly to break the Malaysian resistance and deadlock in the 26th minute with a fine shot to the right of goalkeeper Kumar Subramaniam.

The Malaysian defence held its ground against rapid Australian raids and even created a couple of dangerous moves into the rival circle, but gave it all away midway through the second session when three goals in the space of four minutes sealed the world champions' supremacy.

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