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Australia, India draw in Hockey World League Final
Sportslogon Team December 1st 2017


Bhubaneswar : The host India displayed a attacking hockey in their inaugural match against defending champion Australia which ended in 1-1 goal draw in the Pool-B league match in the Odisha Hockey World League Final at Kalinga Stadium on Friday.

India's 20th minute lead by Mandeep Singh’s goals was cancelled out within a minute by Jeremy Hayward in only Australia's second of six penalty corners.

Matt Dawson of the world number 2 team bagged the man of the match award, while local boy Dipsan Tirkey received the junior player of the match.

It was a good beginning for the team, though we dominated the first two quarters, but missed few open chances. We put our first step rightly in the competition, the come back boys Birendra Lakra and Rupindar Pal Singh were impressive and also junior boys got a experience of playing international match in front of houseful of home crowed, said coach Sjoerd Marijne. .
This news was added and updated on : December 1st 2017
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