The Asian Games Champions India defeated the hosts and World Champions Australia 3-1 in the fourth and last match of the series being played at the Perth Hockey Stadium, and won the series 3-1. The series victory over mighty Kookaburras will be big boost in Indian team’s confidence before next month’s Champions Trophy at Bhubaneswar (6-14 December, 2014).
Replay of 4th test match between Australia and India is here:
India Captain Sardar Singh reached 200 caps milestone in 4th Kookaburras v India Hockey Test Match at Perth Hockey Stadium, Australia, (Credits: treebyimages)
Upbeat on the last two triumphs (2-1 in 2nd match and 1-0 in 3rd match) against Australia, India opened the first half of the game with all strength and dynamism as a result of which the initial goal of the match came in as early as in the 13th minute into the game from the stick of Akashdeep Singh of India, who scored off a penalty corner in goal mouth melee. This gave India a lead of 1-0 and an upper hand in the game. Later on, a couple of penalty corners were awarded to both the teams in the second quarter but none succeeded in materializing the opportunity. When the whistles blew for half-time, the scoreboard displayed a score of 1-0, indicating a trail for the hosts. Continue reading →
Kookaburras (Australia) vs India: Match 4 Live Streaming
from Perth Hockey Stadium, Perth (Western Australia)
Time: 1630 IST, Date: 9th November 2014 (SUNDAY)
India defeated Australia 3-1 in fourth test to win the series by 3-1. Akashdeep scored twice for India, while SK Uthappa was on target once. Youngster Tom Craig scored for the hosts. Stay tuned for detailed report till them enjoy the full match recording here:
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 started the series with 0-4 defeat, won their next two matches in the series to take 2-1 lead and be sure that they would not lose the test series. India stunned the world champions Kookaburras in 2nd match of series by 2-1; and edged past the world number side Australia with 1-0 in third match to win two matches in row against the hosts. Continue reading →
Perth, 08 November 2014: Two wins in a row for India over World Champions Australia and unbeatable 2-1 lead in 4 test series at Perth Hockey Stadium can be turning point for Indian Hockey. And being the captain of winning side in his 100th International appearance, Indian defender Rupinder Pal Singh will remember it life long.
Watch full match recording of India vs Australia Match 3 here:
SV Sunil celebrates after scoring in Kookaburras v India men’s International Hockey test series at Perth Hockey Stadium, Australia, (Credits: treebyimages)
The game started with both teams looking at attacking the opponents D, but their efforts did not yield any results in the entire session, leaving the scorecard 0-0 at the end of 1st quarter. With a goalless 1st quarter the second quarter was very important for both the teams as they looked at opening their score and take an edge on the game. The Indian boys troubled the defenders on a couple of occasions but were unable to find the target. The second quarter even saw both teams unable to open the scorecard and at the end of halftime the game was still 0-0 leaving the last two quarters as the decider session of this all important third match. Continue reading →
Perth (Australia), 07 November 2014: India is all set to face World Champions Australia in the 3rd test of four match series being played at the Perth Hockey Stadium. It is all set to produce another fiery clash between the Commonwealth Games 2014 finalists on 8 November 2014. (Live Streaming will be available here on this page)
Manpreet Singh during the match between the Kookaburras v India men’s International Hockey, Perth Hockey Stadium, Australia
Where in the opening match of this four-match test series against Australia, the Men National Hockey Team of India lost to Australia with a margin of 0-4 (report and full match recording here). India fought back in the second match and avenged the loss by defeating Australia with 2-1 on the board (report and full match recording here). Getting tougher with every match, the Indian men will now be seen battling it out against Australia in the third match. Continue reading →
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)
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 →
Kookaburras (Australia) vs India: Match 2 Live Streaming
from Perth Hockey Stadium, Perth (Western Australia)
Time: 1630 IST, Date: 5th November 2014
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 →