Sultan of Johor Cup: India Thump Australia 6-2, Set up Final Against Great Britain

The Indian U-21 team won four of their five league matches before reaching the final and their most recent win came against Australia, where India won by a thumping 6-2 margin.

updated: October 18, 2014 17:09 IST
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The Indian men's U-21 team in action against Australia during a Sultan of Johor Cup league match.


Continuing their winning spree, India's U-21 team easily defeated Australia 6-2 in their fifth and last league match of the 4th Sultan of Johor Cup 2014 on Saturday in Malaysia to book a final meeting against Great Britain on Sunday. India won four of their five league matches before reaching the final. (India beat Malaysia 4-2 | India trounce Pakistan 6-0)

India started the match with constant attacking moves and surprised their opponents with their highly aggressive game, which tore-apart the Australian defensive line in the first few minutes. With repeated attacks, India earned their first penalty corner in the 6th minute, which was converted into a goal by Harmanpreet Singh, who had scored a hat-trick against Malaysia in the previous match.

Indian colts scored their second goal just after three minutes (9th minute) through forward player Parvinder Singh, who superbly reflected a pass towards the box giving India a 2-0 lead.

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