FIH Hockey World League Final 2017: Australia vs India, Live Score & Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedDec 01, 2017 21:05 IST

India 1-1 Australia, Q4


21:05 (IST)1 DEC 2017

With that, we come to the end of our coverage of this game, as India come off with just one point from their opening match of the Hockey World League Finals. But do stay tuned to Sportskeeda for more updates from around the world of sports.

21:03 (IST)1 DEC 2017

Full Time! And with that, we come to the end of the match. It has been a brilliant game between the two sides. India started off on the front foot, but the Aussies later grew into the game. Mandeep scored for India, but the hosts' lead did not last too long, as Hayward soon converted a penalty corner, to level the score. The two sides threatened each other for the rest of the game, but their defences held out, as the match ended in a 1-1 draw.

21:00 (IST)1 DEC 2017

59 - Mandeep gets a long ball from Harmanpreet, passes to Sunil inside the circle, but the latter hashes his shot, and the opportunity is gone.

20:59 (IST)1 DEC 2017

59 - Varun plays out a long cross-field ball, but there is nobody there on the right flank, to run on to it.

20:57 (IST)1 DEC 2017

57 - Akashdeep passes to Gurjant in the circle, as the latter turns to shoot, but it is blocked.

20:55 (IST)1 DEC 2017

54 - Varun goes for the crash ball, and finds Sunil inside the circle. Sunil turns and tries to find Akashdeep in front of goal, but the pass is cut out.

20:52 (IST)1 DEC 2017

53 - Manpreet pulls it out, but Lakra makes a hash of it, as the PC goes wasted.

20:51 (IST)1 DEC 2017

53 - Mandeep passes to Sumit, who is barged off the ball and India win a PC.

20:51 (IST)1 DEC 2017

52 - Harmanpreet smashes it from outside the area, Akashdeep deflects it, and the entire Aussie defence looks beaten. However, the ball only went on to rebound off the bar.

20:49 (IST)1 DEC 2017

49 - Akashdeep wins a free hit on the left flank, as India look to keep possession in the Aussie half.

20:46 (IST)1 DEC 2017

48 - Akashdeep looks to break down the right, but Dawson cuts it out with a diving interception.

20:44 (IST)1 DEC 2017

46 - Gurjant gets Q4 underway, but Australia mount on a swift counter attack. However, Chinglensana cuts it out just in time.

20:43 (IST)1 DEC 2017

End of Q3! And with that, we come to the end of Q3. This has been a much more even quarter, as both the sides looked to get ahead in the match. Its turning out to be an exciting game, as we head into Q4

20:40 (IST)1 DEC 2017

43 - Sharpe breaks down the right, and enters the circle as Chikte rushes out. He squares the ball across goal, but there's no Aussie player there, to tap it into goal.

20:38 (IST)1 DEC 2017

41 - Wickham intercepts the ball on the half line and looks for a counter, but cannot find anyone in space. He plays the ball back to his defence.

20:36 (IST)1 DEC 2017

39 - Sunil breaks down the middle, passes to Mandeep, who runs into a barrage of defenders.

20:34 (IST)1 DEC 2017

37 - Sharpe intercepts inside the India half, but it hits his hand, and India get a free hit.

20:33 (IST)1 DEC 2017

36 - Hayward shoots again, but it hits the post, and India negotiate the danger.

20:32 (IST)1 DEC 2017

35 - PC! Rupinder rushes out  and it catches him on the foot. Another PC.

20:29 (IST)1 DEC 2017

35 - PC for Australia, as Varun catches the ball on his foot. Hayward with the shot, but Chikte does brilliantly to make a save. It bobbled around the goal, and the Aussies immediately go for a review, looking for dangerous play. However, there was no danger play, but there was an Indian foot. The Aussies get another PC.

20:28 (IST)1 DEC 2017

35 - Akashdeep gets the ball in the circle, passes to Sumit, who shoots on the turn, but it is wide. But India go for a review, looking for an Aussie back-stick. However, there was no back-stick, and India lose their referral.

20:24 (IST)1 DEC 2017

34 - Gurjant fizzes it in from the right, as Akashdeep fails to get to it. However, Sunil immediately goes over to the umpire for a review, looking for a PC. The video is inconclusive, and the decision is not overturned. India keep their review.

20:22 (IST)1 DEC 2017

33 - Harmanpreet pulls the trigger this time, but it issaved.

20:21 (IST)1 DEC 2017

32 - Manpreet plays it is, Rupinder shoots, but it catches an Aussie foot. Another PC for India.

20:20 (IST)1 DEC 2017

32 - Mandeep enters the circle from the right, Akashdeep gets on the ball, and gets a PC

20:20 (IST)1 DEC 2017

31 - Hello, and welcome back for the second half. India get the proceedings underway, as Varun lobs a ball to Gurjant on the right, who fizzes it across the goal, but Akashdeep had got too far ahead of it.

20:12 (IST)1 DEC 2017

Half Time! With that, we come to the end of the end Q2. India have been a revelation in this game, as they have made the Aussies work hard for the 51% possession that they have had in the half. However, the visitors have hardly been able to do much with their possession, as India, with their half-court press, have stifled out the spaces. A scintillating second half seems to be awaiting us all. Don't go anywhere.

20:09 (IST)1 DEC 2017

29 - Knowles gets on the ball on the left flank, looks up for someone in space, but does not find any option. He fizzes in a hopeful ball into the circle, but it misses everyone, as the ball rolls out of play.

20:06 (IST)1 DEC 2017

27 - India mount another attack, as they switch play to the left, as Lalit tries to make the circle entry. However, he is pulled up for a foul.

20:05 (IST)1 DEC 2017

26 - Akashdeep makes an interception in the opposition area, and instantly plays a through ball, looking to release Lalit on the right. However, his pass is too far ahead, as it rolls out of play.

20:04 (IST)1 DEC 2017

25 - The early energy that the Indians showed seems to have gone away now. The Aussies are dominating possession in the middle of the park, but the home side is making it difficult for them find the spaces.

20:02 (IST)1 DEC 2017

23 - Akash Chikte did brilliantly to come off his line and kick away a loose ball that was bobbling dangerously around in the Indi circle.

20:00 (IST)1 DEC 2017

21 - PC for Australia! That PC went all wrong for Australia as Haywards curiously waited on the ball. India get the ball back and immediately back to the counter. However, nothing comes of in the end.

19:57 (IST)1 DEC 2017

21 - GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!!!! Haywards levels things up for the Aussies. Haywards placed the penalty corner right down the middle, but Akash Chikte dived to his right, as  Australia come back to level terms.

19:55 (IST)1 DEC 2017

20 - GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mandeep Singh puts India in the lead. gets the ball in the attacking half, and plays a precise through ball to Mandeep, who pulled the trigger on the reverse, just out of the advancing keeper's reach, as the ball trickled into the goal. 

19:54 (IST)1 DEC 2017

19 - Manpreet plays a delicious cross-field ball to release Chinglensana on the right, who passes to Manpreet in the circle, but he ends up losing the ball.

19:52 (IST)1 DEC 2017

18 - A comedy of errors by the Aussie defence. Harmanpreet's pass is cut out, but Akashdeep suddenly finds himself with the ball inside the circle, as he shoots on the turn. However, his shot whistles just inches wide of the post.

19:50 (IST)1 DEC 2017

16 - Australia get Q2 underway, as they look to attack through the right flank.

19:49 (IST)1 DEC 2017

End of Q1: It has been a breathtaking quarter for the two sides. India have been right on the game, with their half-court pressing game, against which, the Aussies have not been able to find the answer, as of yet.

19:47 (IST)1 DEC 2017

13 - Rupinder snatches the ball in the India half, and instantly passes to Akashdeep, who has acres of space in front of him, as he sprints away towards the Aussie goal. However, he comes under some pressure in the box, and his shot is eventually too weak, as Australia get back on the ball.

19:45 (IST)1 DEC 2017

11 - PC for Australia! Haywards lines up the drag-flick, but it is parried away by an Indian stick.

19:43 (IST)1 DEC 2017

10 - Australia managed to string a few quick passes together, but India, with their half-court press nip the attack in the bud.

19:41 (IST)1 DEC 2017

8 - India have started the first quarter with a great tempo, as they have kept 72% possession. The Aussies look shell-shocked at the moment

19:39 (IST)1 DEC 2017

8 - Akashdeep breaks down the middle again and passes to Mandeep, but the pass is cut out.

19:38 (IST)1 DEC 2017

6 - PC for India! Rupinder lines up the shot, but it is blocked in the way, and the Aussies get a free hit.

19:37 (IST)1 DEC 2017

5 - Lalit breaks through the middle, passes to Akashdeep, as India make an entry into the penalty, and India win a PC

19:35 (IST)1 DEC 2017


A sweeping ball from Harmanpreet towards the left and Akashdeep creates an opportunity from the left. His shot is parried in the air by the keeper and Gurjant strikes on the rebound. His effort too is saved by the Aussie keeper.

19:33 (IST)1 DEC 2017


Gurjant finds space in the area and strikes with a reverse hit. Straight at the keeper.

19:31 (IST)1 DEC 2017

And we're underway!

19:25 (IST)1 DEC 2017

The teams are out on the pitch as we get set for the national anthems.
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