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Indian Hockey's best and worst moments in 2015

India-Australia
Indian lost a hard-fought series against world leaders Australia
Abhishek Jain
SENIOR ANALYST
Modified 03 Jan 2016, 02:25 IST
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It has been an enthralling year for Indian hockey fans as well as for all the Indian teams. With the national teams pushing for the heights they were once accustomed to, it can be very surely be said that the Indian hockey is on the road to resurrection.India’s performance in the calendar year at a glance: SquadMatchesWonDrawLostGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferenceMen’s34176116967+2Women’s26123116045+15Junior men’s1812155728+29Junior women’s125166322+41The next calendar year will surely be very important for the Indian hockey teams as the men have qualified for the Rio Olympics 2016 by winning the Asian Games gold in Incheon, South Korea last year while the Indian women also made it to the mega tournament for the first time in 36 years and both the teams will be hoping to put their best foot forward in Rio.Here is the compilation of Indian Hockey's most talked moments in this calendar year:

#10 India-Australia Test Series

The 3-match test series between the World leaders Australia and world number 9 India was scheduled to take place as the warm-up matches for the Hockey World League Finals that was due to take place in the next few days.

It was surely going to be a tough test for the players as the Indians have almost lost all the matches to the Aussies in the recent past. However, the Indians started on the front foot and drew the first match 2-2, and lost an evenly contested 2nd match by the narrowest of margins, going down 1-2.

The Indian players fought back to win the 3rd and final match 3-2 and levelled the series 1-1. A shoot-out was needed to decide the winner of the test series, with world leaders Australia clinching it 3-2 and with that the test series as well.

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Published 28 Dec 2015, 16:34 IST
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