India vs Australia hockey: Australia thrashes India 7-1

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 25, 2021 16:38 IST

India vs Australia LIVE updates: Listless India go down to Australia 1-7


16:38 (IST)25 JUL 2021

Australia in seventh heaven

Australia 7 - India 1

The 7-1 hurts a lot. 

Brazil vs Germany did hurt for years. India vs Australia will hurt for long too. 

The agony is over for India and they need to get back to the drawing board immediately and sort it out. The embarrassment has happened very early in the group stages. India must regroup quickly and hope to put up better shows in the remaining matches. Else, a hockey Olympic medal will remain elusive.  

That's all we have tonight from the hockey end. Good night! 

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The full time stats from India vs Australia. An outing that India would like to forget. 

A solid performance from Australia

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60' Australia 7 - India 1

Australia have simply made look India like school boys. A listless performance from India. Their faces say it all. The shoulders have dropped, the enthusiasm is dented. 

Australia sends a strong message in the Olympics. 

Sreejesh walks off with a dejected face. He has been beaten 7 times in one hour and this defeat will hurt for long. 

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59' Australia 7 - India 1

Less than a minute to go for the whistle. The Australians will celebrate and India will be more relieved first than dejected. It has been a humiliating defeat. 

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57' Australia 7 - India 1

The Australians are happy to be passing it around. The Indians are trying hard but they cannot make any inroads as the Australian defence has been watertight. India literally have nowhere to go now. 

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54' Australia 7 - India 1

There is a silver lining for India now. 

The match will end in six minutes time and more embarrassment can be saved. 

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51' Australia 7 - India 1

Tim Brand adds salt to India's wounds. He gets one on one with Sreejesh, draws the Indian goalkeeper way out of his line to the right and then unleashes a trial blazer on goal from a tight angle. The Indian defender is only a spectator, though. Sreejesh was asked to play the role of a sweeper-keeper and he is understandably dejected. He sits inside his goal, might be thinking not to ever leave it.  

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48' Australia 6 - India 1

Sreejesh collides with Blake Grovers at the edge of the circle watching an overhead pass. He is down but soon signals he is okay. 

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46' Australia 6 - India 1

Attack from the word go. The Australians penetrate into the circle. There was just one defender but soon the Indians crowd and Sreejesh averts more insult to injury.  

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Time for the last 15 minutes. 

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The stats from the third quarter 

India have failed to covert from penalty corners

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45' Australia 6 - India 1

End of three quarters. India have been listless while Australia are dictating the terms. 15 more minutes and can India savage some pride? 

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44' Australia 6 - India 1

A green card for Australia. They are down to 10 men. But does that matter? They are being ruthless, steamrollering past India now. 

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42' Australia 6 - India 1

Australia makes it a tennis set score!

Australia get two penalty corners. The first one gets no result while the Kookabooras convert the second. Blake Govers gets his second. He smashes it past Sreejesh, the Indian goalkeeper gets his body on the ball but it is so power packed that nothing can stop it from thudding into the board. 

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40' Australia 5 - India 1

Australia scores in the penalty stroke. Blake Govers slams his penalty stroke into the bottom right corner, sending Sreejesh the wrong way. 

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40' Australia 4 - India 1

India loses a referral for a penalty stroke. Australia gets a penalty stroke. 

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40' Australia 4 - India 1

Harmanpreet Singh takes the PC. Sends the pass to Mandeep Singh to the right of the post and Mandeep's deflection goes wide. 

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39' Australia 4 - India 1

Mandeep Singh now. He doesn't get time to play his shot and India go for a referral for a PC. India wins the referral and a PC is given to India. 

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39' Australia 4 - India 1

Almost a chance but India squanders an opportunity. Nilakanta Sharma tries to barge past the Australian defence but is unsuccessful. 

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38' Australia 4 - India 1

Dilpreet Singh, Hardik Singh and Shamsher Singh make quick and good passes but Shamsher Singh cannot hold the ball near the left of the goalpost. The Austrakian defence too strong for the Indian.  

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37' Australia 4 - India 1

India are playing long balls and start to attack from the flanks. Shamsher Singh is cramped for room in the circle and loses the ball after some good work by the Indians on the right flank. 

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34' Australia 4 - India 1

Dilpreet Singh scores. 
He gets a long ball from Rupinderpal Singh and dodges the Australian goalkeeper to score. This is his first Olympics goal. 

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33' Australia 4 - India 0

Rupinderpal Singh cannot convert this too. 

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33' Australia 4 - India 0

Australia's Aran Zalewski gets a green card for a rough tackle on Manpreet Singh and India gets another PC. Rupinderpal Singh finds the defender. We have a second PC now. 

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32' Australia 4 - India 0

The Indians manage an early penalty corner in the third quarter. Rupinderpal Singh misses the drag flick and the Australian defence pounces on the opportunity. 

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Time for the third quarter. 

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Australia 4 - India 0

In the first 30 minutes, Australia had 11 shots on goal, converted 4. India had three shots on goal and converted none. Talk about dominance, attack and a fragile defence. 

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The stats from the first half 

India had a half to forget.

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End of the second quarter. Australia are running over India at 4-0. 

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Q2 15' Australia 4 - India 0

The Indians are desperate and are now indulging in fouls. Dilpreet Singh gets a green card for a rough tackle on Eddie Ockenden. He will be out for two minutes. 

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Q2 13' Australia 4 - India 0

Hardik Singh does some good work and passes on to Dipreet who tried to hold on to the pass properly and put it across the Australian defence. But in the end, it was too much for him, and the ball is lost. 

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Q2 11' Australia 4 - India 0

It only gets better for Australia and worse for India. This time it is Joshua Beltz who perfectly executes a backhand shot, with full power, and the Indian defence had no clue of what was coming. He was fed by Tim Brand who did a good work on the left flank, got near the left post before passing it back to Beltz who was half way near the edge of the D. 

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Q2 8' Australia 3 - India 0

Australia are ripping India apart here. Flynn Ogilvie almost gets one on one and with no defender around, he has the time to time his shot to perfection with power and precision. India are stunned. 

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Q2 6' Australia 2 - India 0

Second penalty corner for Australia after India averts the first. 

This time it is straight through Sreejesh as India look bamboozled. Jeremy Hayward sends a rocket and the Indian defenders can only look at it as it thuds onto the board. 

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Q2 6' Australia 1 - India 0

Sreejesh is a rock. He foils Australia's two attempts on goal in quick succession but in the end there is a PC for Australia. 

15:24 (IST)25 JUL 2021

Q2 4' Australia 1 - India 0

India look extremely inconsistent in their attack. They are going all over the place and the coordination among the midfield and the forward line looks a tad shaky. 

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Q2 2' Australia 1 - India 0

A free hit and Shamsher gets so close to the goal. But of no use. 

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The stats from the first quarter of the game 

Australia had more possession during the first quarter

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The second quarter begins. 
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