Asian Games Hockey Champions India Thrashed by Australia

India are playing a four-Test series in Australia in preparation for the Champions Trophy in Orissa in December.

Updated: November 04, 2014 21:06 IST
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India and Australia in action during the Hockey World Cup earlier in the year.

Perth: Asian Games hockey champions India received a 4-0 thrashing in the hands of Australia in their first game of the four-match Test series here on Tuesday. India were down 2-0 at half-time.

Both India and Australia started aggressively but it were the Australians who earned a penalty corner in the 15th minute. Jeremy Hayward successfully converted it for Australia's first goal.

The second quarter also saw a fierce battle as India went all out to level scores. India managed to create a few opportunities but failed to score. In the 30th minute, Australian forward Jacob Whetton sneaked past the Indian defence and made it 2-0.

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