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Hockey: India wins 3rd Test but loses series

November 24, 2015 07:54 IST


IMAGE: India’s Sreejesh, left, tries to save a shot. Photographs: Hockey India

It was heartbreak for India. Despite winning the third hockey test against Australia, the Indian team suffered a huge disappointment as they lost the three-match series in the penalty shootout at the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel International Hockey Stadium, in Raipur, on Monday.

India, who won the last match of the series with a 3-2 scoreline were unable to better the Australians in the winner deciding penalty shootout as they lost 2-3.

Akashdeep's stunning goal put India back in the contest but the Australians were better in the shootout. 

Earlier, India had conceded a couple of late goals to go down 1-2 to Australia in the second hockey test.

The first match had ended in a 2-2 draw on November 19.