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Home > Sports > Hockey > Report

India rally to hold Australia

June 04, 2003 18:22 IST

Ignace Tirkey's goal almost at the call of time enabled India hold Australia to a 3-3 draw in the opening match of the second-leg of the three-nation Hockey Australia Men's challengeat Illawarra Hockey Stadium, Wollongong,on Wednesday.

The Indians, who were beaten by Australia twice in the first leg in Perth last week --0-2 in the league and then in the final 1-2, turned in a superb display after being two goals down to hold the hosts.

Two goals by Andrew Smith, in the 19th and 34th minutes, put the Aussies on top. But Dhanraj Pillay pulled one back for the Indians before the breather to set up a thrilling second-half.

Prabhjot Singh put India on level terms in the 55th minute before Scott Webster could regain the lead for the Aussies two minutes later.

The Indians threw everthing into attack and were rewarded when Tirkey scored just before the hooter.

In the second match of the day, PakistanbeatAustralia 'A' 1-0 to post their first victory on the tour.

Zeeshan Ashraf scored the all-important goalin the 22nd minute, following the team'ssecond penalty-corner.

India face Australia 'A', whom they beat in the first leg,on Thursday.

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Sub: old news

why is news dated 4 th june put up when India have already won the cup. are u sleeping?

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Sub: Well Done Boys

Boys u really fight with killer instinct.Keep it up for the next matches...

Posted by Ashish

Sub: Hockey Bounce

Great news for the hockey fans.The team has shown that we have enough mettle to beat the aussies outside the oval grounds and in the ...

Posted by Siddhant Priya

Sub: India hold Australia

1st Match 0-2 2nd Match 1-2 3rd Match 3-3 Good work hope the next one we beat them

Posted by Pradeep

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Cheers to the Indian Team.Well done boys believe in yourselves,we can beat anybody.

Posted by lenin



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