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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
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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