India outclassed by Australia in 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016

Ipoh, Malaysia 7 April 2016: In their second game of the tournament in Malaysia, Australia outclassed India by 5-1 in 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016, while New Zealand were held by Canada for 1-1 draw. The hosts Malaysia edged past Japan by 4-3 to top the table.

Rupinder Pal Singh India and Jamie Dwyer Austrlia during 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016

Rupinder Pal Singh India and Jamie Dwyer Austrlia during 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016

Australia started off strongly in the first quarter, hitting India’s defense with speed and earned their first penalty corner in the 5th minute. Blake Govers scored from the PC with a sharp shot to make the score 1-0. India hit back with their own goal through a penalty corner, as Rupinder Pal Singh scored three minutes later to draw level. In the immediate aftermath of the drag flick though, Rupinder took a body blow from the rushing defender and was substituted for a good period of the next quarter. Continue reading →

India came from behind to beat Japan in 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016

Ipoh, Malaysia, 6 April 2016: Five time Champions India came from 0-1 down to beat Japan 2-1 in their opener match of the 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. In the other matches of the day, hosts Malaysia held New Zealand by 3-3 in a knife edge match, and Asian Giants Pakistan defeated Canada by 3-1.

Harman Preet Singh India  25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016

Harman Preet Singh India 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016

Despite starting the game strongly and India holding almost 84 per cent of the possession in the first five minutes, the first quarter ended goal less as Japan defended strongly to deny them any openings. Continue reading →

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016: Schedule and Results

25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016: Schedule and Results

24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015 LogoVenue: Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Dates: April 06-16, 2016

Participating Teams:Australia, Canada, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan.

Final Standings: 1. Australia, 2. India, 3. New Zealand, 4. Malaysia, 5. Pakistan, 6. Canada, 7. Japana

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Points Table of 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016:

 

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016 Points Table

Detailed Schedule of 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016:  Continue reading →

Black Sticks defeated by India men and Argentina women in Christchurch

The visitors India men and Argentina women edged past the Black Sticks teams by just one goal respectively, at Marist Park at St Bede’s College in Christchurch (New Zealand) tonight. The winning goals came in the last few minutes of the matches.

Black Sticks Hugo Inglis tackled by India's Birendra Lakra at Marist Park, Christchurch (Credits: John Davidson / www.photosport.nz)

Black Sticks Hugo Inglis tackled by India’s Birendra Lakra at Marist Park, Christchurch (Credits: John Davidson / www.photosport.nz)

With this win, India are leading in the series by 2-1, as India lost the 1st match of the series by 2-0 and won second match by 3-1 at Nelson. In the last match of the series, the Black Sticks Men face India in the South Island Tour at 13:00 local time i.e. 05:30 IST this Sunday in Christchurch. Live streaming of the India vs New Zealand test series is available here. Continue reading →

India beat New Zealand by 3-1 to level the series

After defeat in the opening match of the test series, India came back strongly to beat New Zealand 3-1 to level the series in 2nd match at Nelson in the 4-match test series against the Black Sticks National Men team.

Ramandeep Singh (Indian Hockey Player)

Ramandeep opened scoring for India

After defeating New Zealand A in practice matches, India lost 0-2 to hosts in the first test of the 4-match test series in New Zealand. But, India lifted their tempo throughout the second match and displayed attacking hockey which helped them score three goals over the hosts, while the Black Sticks could find target only once. With this win, India has now equalized the four match series 1-1, with two games left in the ongoing New Zealand Series. Continue reading →

New Zealand beat India 2-0, make it double victory for Black Sticks at Nelson

New Zealand defeated India by 2-0 in their first test match in the ongoing New Zealand Tour. New Zealand‘s Nick Haig and Jared Panchia scored the goals while India failed to find target in four quarters of 15 minutes each. In the women’s match, Black Sticks women defeated Argentina by 4-1 to make it double victory for the hosts at Nelson.

India men team during  the first test against New Zealand  at Nelson

India men team during the first test against New Zealand at Nelson

The game started in great space as spectators witnessed both teams getting into their business side of the field immediately. But it was New Zealand’s early goal which helped them take the edge over the game and allowing them to register the win. Continue reading →