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India go down 2-1 to Australia
June 01, 2003 15:13 IST
India were defeated 2-1 by Australia in the final of the three-nation Hockey Australia Men's Challenge in Perth on Sunday.
Earlier, in the third place play-off of the four-team competition at the Perth hockey stadium, Pakistan squandered a 1-0 lead against Australia 'A' to lose the tie 2-1 after Schubert scored his goals within two minutes late into the second half.
The Pakistani team, which was without veteran short-corner specialist Sohail Abbas and former captain Mohammad
All the four teams will be heading for Sydney on Monday to play the second leg of the series starting on Wednesday.