Tokyo Olympics Hockey Match Updates: Australia celebrate a goal vs India in their Men’s Pool A game.© AFP
India are trailing 1-5 against Australia in their second Pool A match at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. Both teams won their opening games and will be looking to consolidate their position on top of their group with a win at the Oi Hockey Stadium. India beat New Zealand 3-2 in a closely contested encounter on Saturday. Australia come into the match on the back of a 5-3 win against hosts Japan. Harmanpreet Singh scored a brace for India against New Zealand and will be looking to add to his tally. Goalkeeper P R Sreejesh also starred, making some big saves towards the end of the match.
Here are the LIVE UPDATES from the Tokyo Olympics Men’s Pool A hockey match between India and Australia
SIXTH GOAL | 3:33 3rd | IND 1-6 AUS
Australia receive a penalty corner, and Blake Govers converts it with ease! India are crumbling today!
Another one for Australia | 5:01′ 3rd | IND 1-5 AUS
Australia receive a penalty stroke, and put it on the bottom right corner. While Sreejesh dives to the left!
India are not being able to find the final move | 5:59′ 3rd | IND 1-4 AUS
India have more of the ball now, but there are a lot of yellow shirts near the Australian goal. India are unable to break past!
Dilpreet Singh scores one for India | 11:42′ 3rd | IND 1-4 AUS
Dilpreet finds one for India. It was Rupinder, who just hit from far, and Dilpreet found a touch near the Aussie goal. A consolation for India!
India miss their chance | 13:20′ 3rd | IND 0-4 AUS
India mess up their penalty corner, the players didn’t know what they were doing and Australia stopped it right away!
The third quarter begins!
The third quarter has begun, and India will be hoping to not concede any more goals!
Second quarter ends!
The second quarter has come to an end and Australia are 4-0 ahead, and have blown away India!
Joshua Beltz scores | 4:00′ 2nd | IND 0-4 AUS
A quick dribble down the left flank, and then a solo run, followed by a cross to Beltz. He simply hit a powerful shot past Sreejesh!
GOAL | 7:00′ 2nd | IND 0-3 AUS
Andrew Flynn Ogilvie scores a third goal for Australia, and what a counter attacking field goal! 3-0 for Australia.
Australia extend their lead | 10:00′ 2nd | IND 0-2 AUS
Australia attack on the counter, and Beale extends their lead! Nice penalty corner!
WHAT A SAVE | 9:54′ 2nd | IND 0-1 AUS
WHAT A SAVE BY SREEJESH! Australia hit on the counter, and Mitton finds Sreejesh near the right side of his goal post, but the legs of the goalkeeper block the shot.
India are increasing their pressure | 12:53′ 2nd | IND 0-1 AUS
India are increasing their pressure, but Australia are sitting back and soaking it with occasional bursts of possession.
The first quarter is over! IND 0-1 AUS
India trail 0-1, and need to find an early goal in the next quarter. It was a good goal by Whetton.
Another penalty corner for India | 49.2′ 1st | IND 0-1 AUS
India get their second penalty corner, and Rupinder takes an attempt, but a wonderful save by the Aussie goalkeeper.
GOALLL | 5:48′ 1st | IND 0-1 AUS
THAT WAS PURE CHAOS!
Australia received a penalty corner, and India initially saved it. Then Whetton found some space in the crowd, and managed to squeeze it through!
Good try by India | 7:15′ 1st | IND 0-0 AUS
Oh my word! That was close by India, they could have gone one ahead and taken the lead. Goo pressure
Teams are out for the national anthems
The Indian and Australian players have walked out for the national anthems ahead of the start of play
Hello and welcome!
A big hello to everyone tuning in. Today, India’s men’s hockey team will take on Australia in Pool A at the Tokyo Olympics and we can’t wait for what looks set to be a cracking contest
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