Olympic Hockey qualifier: India beat Austria for second win

March 3rd, 2008 - 12:27 pm ICT by admin  


Santiago, March 3 (IANS) India were given a tough early fight by a gritty Austria but then won 7-3 on the second day of the Olympic Qualifier here Sunday night. The Austrians scored first and then held India to a 2-2 score at half time, before India pulled ahead with five strikes in the second half for a 7-3 win.

Great Britain, India’s main hurdle on way to the Olympics, also collected a second win and in a more convincing manner as they blanked Russia 8-0, the same margin by which India beat the Russians in their first match.

The third match saw hosts Chile beat Mexico 4-0.

In the first set of matches Saturday, India beat Russia 8-0, while Great Britain beat Mexico 11-0.

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