Continuing on their fine run through out the tournament, the hosts Australia clinched 5th consecutive Gold Medal at Champions Trophy by defeating the Netherlands 2-1 on golden goal. It was the men in Orange, who took lead in 17th minute through Sander Baart on PC, but Russel Ford made it 1-1 on a missed PC, which stood till half time.
1. Australia, 2. Netherlands, 3. Pakistan,
4. India, 5. Belgium, 6. Germany,
7. New Zealand and 8. England
Best Player: Shakeel Abassi (PAK)
Best Goalkeeper: Jaap Stockmann (NED
Top Scorer: Nicholas Wilson (NZL)
Fair Play Award: The Netherlands
As usual Jaap Stockmaan was brilliant under the bars and kept Netherlands in match till the end of 2nd half. In extra time, Kieran Govers scored the winner for Kookaburras.
The bronze medal between wild card entrant India and Pakistan started on slow pace, but India took quick lead in 7th minute through VR Raghunath on PC. Pakistan, then applied pressure and Muhammad Rizwan Senior finished well worked move to equalize (1-1) in 21st minute. Continue reading →