Hockey World Cup: India go down 2-5 against Australia

March 3rd, 2010 - 12:21 am ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Mar 2(ANI): Indian hockey team on Tuesday lost to Australia 5-2 in the Pool B match of the Hockey World Cup at Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in the national capital.

The Australians dominated Team India throughout the game, as Glenn Turner scored two goals, and Liam De Young, Luke Doerner and Desmond Abbott scored a goal each.

The two goals for the hosts were scored by Vikram Pillay and skipper Rajpal Singh.

The Indian players failed to maintain the momentum, which they gained from their first match against Pakistan and had the worst possible start to this skirmish, going down 2-0 within the first 10 minutes of the contest.

Australia made three successive goals in the first half, India fought desparately and managed one goal just before the half time.

Australian side goaled twice again in the second half. (ANI)

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