India Stunned World Champions Australia by 2-1 in 2nd Match at Perth

Perth (Australia), 05 November 2014: After 4-0 defeat at the hands of World Champions Australia in first match, India came back from 0-1 down to win 2-1 in 2nd mach against Kookaburras the second match of the India-Australia four-match test series, being played at Perth Hockey Stadium.

SV Sunil in action during the match between the Kookaburras v India men's International Hockey. Perth Hockey Stadium, Australia, (Credits: treebyimages)

SV Sunil in action during the match between the Kookaburras v India men’s International Hockey. Perth Hockey Stadium, Australia, (Credits: treebyimages)

India started with aggressively and kept the opponents busy in the first two quarters of the match. In few occasions, they managed to sneak into Australian defence-line and created good opportunities to take initial lead. However, Australia drew the first blood in the 30thminute when forward player Matt Gohdes deflected a shot and sent the ball into the box, taking the lead 1-0 just before the end of 2nd quarter. Continue reading →

Australia vs India: Match 2 Live Streaming from Perth Hockey Stadium

Kookaburras (Australia) vs India: Match 2 Live Streaming
from Perth Hockey Stadium, Perth (Western Australia)
Time: 1630 IST, Date: 5th November 2014

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Young Indian men’s hockey team is taking on World Champions and Commonwealth Champions Australia in a four test match series at Perth Hockey Stadium. The Commonwealth finalists and Asian Games Champions India lost the first match of series by 4-0, will now look to improve their performance as they take on the hosts at 1630 IST (5th November) in the second match of the series. Continue reading →

Future Black Sticks Women win (2-1) in opener against India

Future Black Sticks, i.e. Junior New Zealand team defeated Indian women’s in the opening of 6 match series at TET Multisports Centre, Stratford (New Zealand).

The game saw both the teams giving a hard time to each other every time one of the teams tried penetrating the opponent’s D, as the game witnessed the defence of both the teams at an all time high. With a great defensive show by the teams, the first half of the match saw a dry as both the teams failed to open the goal account. Continue reading →

Kookaburras outclass India 4-0 in 1st test of 4 match series at Perth: Report and Replay

Kookaburras Glenn Simpson marked his comeback from injury with a goal and Tasmanian Jeremy Edwards netted the first strike of his young international career as the Australia men’s hockey team scored 4-0 over fellow Commonwealth Games finalists India in Perth.

SK Uthappa and Glenn Simpson in action during Kookaburras vs India men's International Hockey match at Perth Hockey Stadium, Perth (Australia) (Credits: Grant Treeby)

SK Uthappa and Glenn Simpson in action during Kookaburras vs India men’s International Hockey match at Perth Hockey Stadium, Perth (Australia) (Credits: Grant Treeby)

Playing the new four-quarter format, Jeremy Hayward’s powerful penalty corner on the stroke of quarter time gave the Australian men a deserved early lead, doubled 15 minutes later by Jake Whetton. Edwards’ diving goal four minutes into the second half put the match beyond the visitors at 3-0 before Glenn Simpson announced his comeback with a fourth and final goal.

In his first match in charge since succeeding Ric Charlesworth in September, Kookaburras coach Graham Reid called it “a reasonable start”, adding, “We don’t care about the score, it’s about how we’re playing and tonight we were reasonably happy with how we played. There are lots of things we’ve got to work on; our circle efficiency is one of the major things we’re trying to work on and there’s a lot of work there still to do. We still made a lot of opportunities and didn’t finish off so that was a little disappointing but some good efforts.

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Victories Punjab XI from Pakistan and India in men and women section: Surjit Hockey

Jalandhar, November 4 2014: Punjab XI (Pakistan) consisting of 6 Olympians and 7 International stars made flying start in the 31st Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament at Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium here today by beating Punjab National Bank by 4-1 to earn three full points.

Action in Punjab XI (Pakistan) vs Punjab National Bank match in 31st Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament 2014

Action in Punjab XI (Pakistan) vs Punjab National Bank match in 31st Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament 2014

In the other match in men section CAG Delhi and Namdhari XI Sirsa locked at 1-1 and earned one point each, while in Women Section With the help of hat-trick of Narinder Kaur, Punjab XI (India) beat Rest of Pakistan by 4-0 to earn three points in round robin league fixtures.

In men section league match in Pool C Star studded Punjab Xi (Pakistan) displayed controlled and fast hockey in their first encounter against Punjab National Bank. In the very first minute of the play Punjab XI (Pakistan) took lead with the field goal scored by Moh. Afzal (1-0). In the 15th minute of the play Punjab XI (Pakistan) earned penalty corner, Olympian Toseeq converted it to double the lead 2-0, which stood till half time. Continue reading →

Indian Young Guns Eager to Face Kookaburras

Perth (Australia), 03 November 2014: Gearing up to take on the world’s no.1 team, the Indian Men Hockey Team seems to be well in form as well as eager to take up the challenge tomorrow, when they open the four-match test series against the Kookaburras, at Perth Hockey Stadium, Australia.

Sardar Singh (Captain of India) and Aran Zalewski (Australia/ Kookaburras) in action during Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014, The Hague Netherlands (Credits: Grant Treeby / Hockey Australia)

File Photo: Indian Captain Sardar Singh and Kookaburras Aran Zalewski in action (Credits: Grant Treeby / Hockey Australia)

In the tour for preparation of the upcoming FIH Champions Trophy 2014, scheduled to take place from 6th December – 14th December 2014, at Bhubaneswar, India, visitors has fielded youngsters like Lalit Upadhyay, Gurjinder Singh to give them exposure.

The four matches of the test series are scheduled to be played at 1630 IST on 4th, 5th, 8th and 9th November, 2014 at Perth Hockey Stadium. The live stream of the series will be available. Stay tuned here for updates. Continue reading →