India snatch draw against Australia in four-nation hockey

April 25th, 2008 - 4:16 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Indian men’s hockey team held fancied Australia to a 2-2 draw in the four-nations tournament in Perth, Australia. V.R. Raghunath stunned Australia Thursday when he forced home a penalty corner in the 70th minute to deny the hosts their second win in the tournament.

Earlier in the match, India opened the scoring in the 27th minute from a penalty corner but Australia went ahead through field goals from Grant Schubert.

South Korea and Australia both have four points after two matches, but the South Koreans are ahead on superior goal difference.

Australia will take on South Korea in the last round robin match Saturday while India takes on China. The final of the tournament will be played on Sunday, according to information received here.

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