Sunil goal helps India past Aussies

SV Sunil struck the only goal of the match in the third quarter as India stun Australia 1-0 in the third hockey Test to take a 2-1 lead in the four-match series, here on Saturday.

The Indian boys kept troubling the Aussie defenders but were unable to net the goal in the first quarter. The second quarter was also barren.

Coming into the third quarter, it was India who broke the shackles and scored the opening goal which left the Kookaburras stunned.

In the 34th minute SV Sunil netted the ball from a beautiful pass from Akashdeep Singh.

The Indians played more aggressive post the goal. They not only ensured good possession but even kept the pressure on the opponent’s defense.

The Australians found it extremely difficult to penetrate into Indian defense.

The last quarter saw the Indian defenders skilfully tackling the opponents whenever the Kookaburras attacked their D.

The final match of series will be played on Sunday.

Milestone for Rupinder

Defender Rupinder Pal Singh achieved a memorable milestone in his hockey career by appearing in his 100th international match while leading the Indian team against Australia in the third Test.

Rupinder led India in the absence of Sardar Singh.

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