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As it happened: India vs Australia, Azlan Shah Cup final

Thomas Craig and Matt Gohdes scored twice as Australia thrashed India 4-0 to clinch the 9th Azlan Shah Cup hockey title in Ipoh on Saturday.

Updated:April 16, 2016, 7:46 PM IST
As it happened: India vs Australia, Azlan Shah Cup final
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AUSTRALIA clinch 9th Azlan Shah title with a 4-0 win over INDIA

GOAL! Matt Gohdes scores again (58th minute) as Australia take 4-0 lead against India

Good forehand from Australia's No. 22 but Harjot Singh clears it brilliantly. Can India make it 1-3?

Both teams change their goalkeepers. For India, Harjot Singh comes in.

Quarter 4 is underway. India start the fourth Quarter in an electric fashion. Sardar Singh

Australia lead India 3-0 against India at the end of 3rd Quarter (Craig 29' and 35', Gohdes 43')

GOAL! Matt Gohdes scores in 43rd minute as Australia take 3-0 lead against India

GOAL! Thomas Craig scores again (35th minute) to give Australia a 2-0 lead against India

Penalty Corner for India: The ball hits the foot of Chirs Criello after a push from Sunil.

Third Quarter begins! India start with some attacking shots.

HALF-TIME: Thomas Williams Craig's 29th minute goal gives Australia 1-0 lead against India at half-time.

GOAL! Thomas Williams Craig scores as Australia take 1-0 lead against India

How many goals will India score in the second quarter?

1. Zero
2. One
3. Two

Australia are dominating the field but a good defence so far by Indian team.

The 2nd Quarter is underway. Can India take a lead against Australia in the second Quarter?

End of Quarter 1: INDIA 0-0 AUSTRALIA.

Jeremy Hayward low-height push but it is wide. The scoreline still read 0-0

Penalty Corner for Australia: India concede first PC of the match.

Talwnder looses ball to D. Mandeep unable to trap.

Attacking start by Australia. India reply with a counter but loose finish.

Both the teams have arrived for national anthem. India has huge support in Ipoh. The chants of INDIA...INDIA...INDIA everywhere.

Good news for Indian fans:

Indian team has also arrived. They are welcomed with a huge cheer from the fans.

Australia hockey team are getting down from the team bus. They are waving their hands to their fans. The final clash just 5 minutes away. Who do you think will be crowned as winner today - INDIA or AUSTRALIA?

Indian men's hockey team coach Roelant Oltmans said he is hopeful of giving world champions Australia a keen contest in the final. CLICK HERE to READ.

What a performance by New Zealand. They defeated Malaysia in shootout.

The Indian victory secured them the second spot in the round-robin league standings with 12 points, edging past defending champions New Zealand on 11 points.

Australia duly topped the standings with the maximum 18 points from six successive victories.

Hello and welcome to the Live coverage from the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup final between India and Australia.

India take on Australia in the final of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016.

India booked their place in the final after thrashing Malaysia 6-1 in their final group match to finish ahead of defending champions New Zealand on the points table.

India have won the Azlan Shah title five times, with their last win coming in 2010.

Team news


Goalkeepers: Harjot Singh, Akash Anil Chikte

Defenders: Rupinder Pal Singh, Jasjit Singh Kular, Kothajit Singh, Surender Singh, Harmanpreet Singh

Midfielders: Danish Mujtaba, Chinglensena Singh, Manpreet Singh, Sardar Singh (C), SK Uthappa, Harjeet Singh

Forwards: Talwinder Singh, Mandeep Singh, SV Sunil, Ramandeep Singh, Nikkin Thimmaiah.


Goalkeepers: Andrew Charter, Tyler Lovell

Defenders: Chris Ciriello, Mark Knowles, Tim Deavin, Fergus Kavanagh, Matthew Dawson, Andrew Philpott, Josh Beltz

Midfielders: Simon Orchard, Eddie Ockenden (C), Tristan White, Aran Zalewski, Kiel Brown

Forwards: Jamie Dwyer, Glenn Turner, Jake Whetton, Kieran Grovers, Jeremy Hayward, Trent Mitton, Tom Craig, Dylan Wotherspoon, Blake Govers.

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