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Live Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2018: India vs Australia, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedMar 06, 2018 17:15 IST

India 2-4 Australia; Full Time

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17:15 (IST)6 MAR 2018

Full Time:

India 2 - 4 Australia

The Indian team showed great spirit and started off on a strong note. A first-half penalty stroke from Mark Knowles put the Aussies in front. But a second-half demolition from the current world champions ruined any chance of India's comeback in the tournament. 

Ramandeep Singh reinstilled hopes with a late double brace but it wasn't enough as Australia whizzed past three goals in the Quarter 3 to seal the match and keep their unbeaten streak in the tournament intact. 

17:08 (IST)6 MAR 2018

59'  We enter the final minute of the match as India head towards yet another loss

17:07 (IST)6 MAR 2018

58' Penalty corner awarded to India but they fail to convert it. 
Score: India 2-4 Australia

17:06 (IST)6 MAR 2018

58' Australia deploy time-wasting tactics as they clobber around India's corner.

17:05 (IST)6 MAR 2018

57' India with 11 outfield players as the goalkeeper leaves his position in a bid to contribute for a goal

17:02 (IST)6 MAR 2018

56' Penalty corner to Australia as the ball hits the fingers of an Indian defender. No end result

17:00 (IST)6 MAR 2018

55' India eyeing something special as they trouble the Aussies with consecutive attacks

16:59 (IST)6 MAR 2018

53' Gooaaall!!

Ramandepp has done it again. The veteran steps up with a powerful reverse stick finish to beat the Aussie keeper and give the Indians a rare chance of a comeback.

16:57 (IST)6 MAR 2018

52' Gooall!!

India gets a goal back. Ramandeep puts in a brilliant effort right at the edge of the box to find Sumit Kumar in space. However, the ball is deflected in by Jeremy Edwards and the goal is awarded to Ramandeep
Score: 
India 1-4 Australia

16:54 (IST)6 MAR 2018

50' Just 10 minutes left on the clock.
Can India pull one back?

16:51 (IST)6 MAR 2018

47' Ramandeep loses the ball and paves the way for an Australian counter-attack. No end results though.

16:49 (IST)6 MAR 2018

46' And the final quarter action begins as India breaks forward with an early surge

16:49 (IST)6 MAR 2018

45' End of Quarter 3
It has been an impeccable third quarter for Australia as they returned with 3 goals and in all probabilities sealed the match. India now trails by 4 and it seems a near impossible task for a comeback.


16:45 (IST)6 MAR 2018

43' Goaall!!
This time Australia converts a penalty corner with a strong reverse from Blake Govers. The Aussie scores off the rebound attempt despite Suraj Karkera's brilliant first time save.

16:43 (IST)6 MAR 2018

41' Gooaaalll!!
A defensive lapse from India as they lose the ball in their own half. Daniel Beale capitalizes on the situation to earn his first goal of the tournament despite Mandeep Mor's best attempts to clear away. 

India 0-3 Australia

16:40 (IST)6 MAR 2018

40' Amit Rohidas receives a yellow as has to sit on the sidelines for 5 minutes as India will have to play with one man less

16:37 (IST)6 MAR 2018

39' Surinder Kumar plays it to his own defenders foot as Australia win another penalty corner. 

Mark Knowles make a desperate attempt with a reverse sweep from the rebound but the ball hits the back of the net

16:36 (IST)6 MAR 2018

37' Penalty corner
Australia with another chance to extend their lead. A powerful drag flick but the shot is off target as the Indians can breathe easy.

16:34 (IST)6 MAR 2018

35' Goaaall!!
Yet another wonderful link-up play by Australia to find the back of the net for the second time. Aran Zalewski with the final touch to tap the ball home as Australia cushions their lead with a 2 goal margin now.

16:32 (IST)6 MAR 2018

34' Lot of exchange in possession but no clear-cut chances yet for India

16:28 (IST)6 MAR 2018

32' India makes a half-time substitution in the goal Suraj comes in for Krishan Pathak

16:27 (IST)6 MAR 2018

31' The third quarter of the match begins in Malaysia as we are all set for an intense second half game.

16:17 (IST)6 MAR 2018

End of Quarter 2
India has shown great character and looked positive in the game so far. Apart from conceding the penalty, the Indian colts have not done much wrong. They will need to be more clinical and take the attack on to the Aussies if they fancy a comeback.

Half Time score:
India 0-1  Australia


16:12 (IST)6 MAR 2018

30' Miss!!
India pressing hard as they are on the lookout for the equalizer. Wins their first penalty corner of the game. A strong powerful flick from the set-piece but India's misfortunes continued as the ball ricochets of the woodwork

16:10 (IST)6 MAR 2018

28' Gooaaalll!!

Mark Knowles break the deadlock after scoring from the spot. 
India 0-1 Australia 

16:09 (IST)6 MAR 2018

28'  Penalty stroke awarded to Australia for a poor foul inside the D

16:08 (IST)6 MAR 2018

27' Chance!
Australia with a potential chance as the ball is whipped across the goal but no takers to tap it in. India saved by inches

16:06 (IST)6 MAR 2018

25' Sumit Kumar does well in the midfield to lay off the ball to Sardar Singh who makes an attempt from distance but Edmunds steer the shot away.

16:03 (IST)6 MAR 2018

22' The shared focus is on counter-attacking as both teams defend as a unit and try to break forward with pace

16:02 (IST)6 MAR 2018

21' Long corner for Australia after the ball ricochets off an Indian defender

16:01 (IST)6 MAR 2018

20' Ramandeep looks in sublime form taking on the Australian players on the left flank but the precision in the final third is lacking. 

15:58 (IST)6 MAR 2018

18' India is dominating possession in the middle as they attack with more urgency. 

15:56 (IST)6 MAR 2018

16' The second quarter begins as India aims need to go all guns blazing  in a bid to find an early goal and express their dominion in the game

15:55 (IST)6 MAR 2018

End of Quarter 1
India 0-0 Australia

The Men in Blue have shown great character to hold the current world champions. India came close to scoring through Shilanand Lakra, but both teams level as of now. Will India break the deadlock first?

15:53 (IST)6 MAR 2018

15' Ramandeep and Sumit Kumar combines well in the final third but Andrew Charter steps up again to keep a clean sheet for the Aussies in the game.

15:52 (IST)6 MAR 2018

14' We approach towards the end of the first quarter. Lots of exchange in possession in the midfield but no fruitful results yet

15:50 (IST)6 MAR 2018

12' No clear-cut chances yet but India is growing well with the game

15:50 (IST)6 MAR 2018

11' The Sardar Singh led team has maintained a good shape to hold the Aussies within their own half as India press higher up the pitch

15:47 (IST)6 MAR 2018

8' Miss!!

Ramandeep Singh makes a bursting run down the left flank and lays it off to Lakra one on one with the keeper but Andrew Charter does well to keep the danger at bay.
Both teams tied at 0-0 as they look desperate to find an early break

15:45 (IST)6 MAR 2018

7' Foul awarded to Australia in their own half

15:44 (IST)6 MAR 2018

5' 'The game is locked in the midfield as both sides are trying to make a breakthrough

15:42 (IST)6 MAR 2018

3' India right now sitting deep to avoid conceding any early goals as they aim to build the game from the back

15:41 (IST)6 MAR 2018

1' An early attack from Australia but Indian keeper Krishan Pathak keeps the threat away



15:41 (IST)6 MAR 2018

15:38 (IST)6 MAR 2018

And we're off in Malaysia as India play in blue from right to
left in the first quarter. Australia play in yellow and green colors.

15:34 (IST)6 MAR 2018

The pre-match formalities are being conducted as the National Anthems of both the countries is played

15:32 (IST)6 MAR 2018

We are just moments away from the action from Malaysia as the teams make their way onto the pitch.

13:17 (IST)6 MAR 2018

Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. The Indian team faces an uphill task as they take on current world champions Australia in today's fixture. After failing to register a single victory in their opening two matches, India need to make something out of this match to stay in contention for a place in the final. 

In their first match, the Sardar Singh-led side went down fighting against Argentina as they lost 2-3 while in their second match they were held 1-1 by England. They are currently placed fourth on the table with just one point. Australia, on the other hand, are in scintillating form as they sit on the top of the table with two wins from as many games.

A favourable result against the Aussies would brighten the Men In Blue's chances of qualifying for the final as they take on hosts Malaysia and minnows Ireland in their last two round-robin fixtures. It promises to be an exciting encounter, stay tuned for all live updates.
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