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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, whichwas without veteran short-corner specialist Sohail Abbas and former captain Mohammad
Nadeem, finished the tournament winless.

All the four teams will be heading for Sydney on Monday to play the second leg of the series starting on Wednesday.

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Number of User Comments: 6

Sub: india

indians had put up a great performance and deserve kudos for putting a great fight against australia in the final.they can do better in the ...

Posted by santosh

Sub: Deja vu ...

Well Australia beating India in finals has become a sort of things. Atleast this wasnt the world cup ... but still ...

Posted by RB

Sub: Hard Luck

Hard Luck India for losing the final. Nevermind we played really well in this tournament with wins against Pakistan and Australia A. I hope luck ...

Posted by Rahul Tenglikar

Sub: good work mates

It is wonderful display to beat pakis and bounce back after the earlier defeat against assuies. MANY MANY CONGRATULATIONS.

Posted by srikanth

Sub: Never mind

This was a good show, hope the team will play better

Posted by John Thomas



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