Adelaide [Australia], Nov 30 (ANI): India scored in the 60th minute to win 4-3 and held on for five in their third India vs Australia hockey match against world number one Australia.
India captain Harmanpreet’s strong formation at the start of the match ensured that his team would reach a good place on the tee. The India-Australia forward line put in an impeccable performance in one-on-one defense to keep the line in check. In this five-match series that gave the home team a 2-1 lead in the series.
India Australia match At the start of the second half, Australia had a chance to level the scores but they fouled out. He also scored the goal and experienced Indian goalkeeper PR Sreejesh with his save. He first stopped Jeremy Hayward’s drag flick and then supported his wingman Surender. Australia didn’t miss a chance to win their second PC in the 25th minute.
As India continued their attack, it resulted in a second PC in the 47th minute for India. A good injection from Abhishek is well caught by Harmanpreet, the ball hits the post and sets up the injector. Shortly after, he combined with Shamser Singh to win India’s third PC.
“It was a defensive effort today. We put up a good fight on a few occasions,” India head coach Graham Reid said after the match. However, he still opines that the India vs Australia hockey players need to focus on giving their opponents more chances