The Hague: India suffered a humiliating 0-4 loss against defending champions Australia in their final group league encounter of the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup, here on Monday.
Asserting their strength, Australia built up a four-goal lead in the initial 22 minutes, before the Indians managed to re-group themselves and put up a stronger defence thereby denying the fancied rivals a chance of scoring any more goals.
Kieran Govers opened the scoring with a field goal in the 27th minute. It was followed by three penalty corner strikes - two by Chris Ciriello and one by Jeremy Hayward. Australia topped Group A with maximum 15 points from five successive victories.