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As It Happened: India Vs Australia, Champions Trophy Hockey Final


First published: June 18, 2016, 12:13 AM IST | Updated: June 18, 2016
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As It Happened: India Vs Australia, Champions Trophy Hockey Final
A file photo of Indian men's hockey team. (Getty Images)

India's Harmanpreet Singh wins the Young player of the tournament award.

Champions Trophy Hockey Final: India lose 1-3 to Australia in penalty shootout to settle for sliver medal.

Australia scores one more to make it 3-1. Surinder misses one. Australia beat India

Sreejesh saves one to give India a lifeline. Harmanpreet scores. Australia 2-1 India.

Australia gets a retake on referral and score. Australia 2-0 India.

Uthappa misses but Sreejesh blocks one. Australia 1-0 India.

Australia score. Uthappa misses. Australia 1-0 India.

Champions Trophy Hockey Final: India 0-0 Australia at full time. Match goes into shootout.

Just one minute remaining.

Penalty corner for Australia and PR Sreejesh makes another save. It is still foes goalless.

79 per cent possession for India so far in the match against Australia. That's huge.

India still looking for that goal to win a historic gold medal but they look in control and are putting pressure on the Aussies.

End of 3rd quarter: India 0-0 Australia.

Australia get another yellow card. They are down to eight men now. Big advantage for India to finally take the lead.

Penalty corner to India. Another penalty corner, India attacking profusely now. Good saves from Australia on both occasions. India 0-0 Australia.

Australia are down to 10 men.

Another penalty corner for Australia and PR Sreejesh saves it again for India. Still 0-0.

The second half kicks off.

End of first-half: India 0-0 Australia.

What a ball from Uthappa and it's penalty corner for India. That was very close. India lose the referral but get a free kick.

Brilliant defending from VR Raghunath as he cover s the line to block a very good chance from Australia. Sixth penalty corner for Australia and another great save from Sreejesh.

Australia get an early penalty corner in the 2nd half. penalty stroke for Australia. It was a penalty stroke for Australia but they miss it. Still goalless.

End of 1st quarter: India 0-0 Australia.

First penalty corner for India. ANother penalty corner for India. Both penalty corners saved bu Australia.

1:00pm First penalty corner of the match goes to Australia. Ball hits VR Ragahunath on the leg and it's another penalty corner. Brilliant save from Sreejesh but Australia get another penalty corner. Sreejesh saves again. Brilliant goalkeeping fron Sreejesh as India save four penalty corners in a row.

Great run from Mandeep Singh and India were very close to get the lead. Uthappa misses the target. Good move from India.

Attacking start from Australia but India make a good comeback with SV Sunil to take the ball back. He along with Mandeep and Harmanpreet have been very impressive for Indian in the tournament.

12:15pm Hello and welcome to the live updates of Champions Trophy hockey final. India and Australia battle it out for the gold medal. The match starts in 30 minutes. Stay tuned for all live updates.

Indian hockey team will play a historic match against Australia on Saturday as they play their maiden final in the Champions Trophy hockey.

India's only podium finish until now was a bronze medal won way back in 1982 at Amsterdam. India will have to thank Britain, who rallied from a two goal deficit to hold Belgium 3-3 in a cliffhanger last evening.

India lost 2-4 against the title favourites Kookaburras in their last round robin encounter.

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