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FIH Pro League: Indian Men’s Hockey Team Faced Team Australia in 10-goal Thriller

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Despite Skipper Harmanpreet Singh‘s two goals, the Indian men’s hockey team suffered a 4-6 defeat to Australia in a FIH Pro League match on Thursday, with Australia dominating both the beginning and the end of the game. India showed dominance during the middle period, with Harmanpreet converting two penalty corners (12th and 20th minutes) and Sukhjeet Singh (18th) and Mandeep Singh (29th) also finding the net. However, Australia’s Blake Govers scored twice in the second minute, along with goals from Aran Zalewski (40th), Lahlan Sharp (52nd), Jacon Anderson (55th), and Jack Welch (58th), securing the victory. Govers gave Australia an early 2-0 lead, scoring from their first penalty corner and adding another goal with an unstoppable shot. Despite Australia’s strong start, team India defended well during the initial 10 minutes.

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Australia applied continuous pressure, and it required a crucial save from Pathak to thwart Welch’s attempt from a penalty corner. India earned their initial penalty corner in the 12th minute, and Harmanpreet capitalized on it flawlessly, unleashing a powerful flick that left Australian goalkeeper Andrew Charter helpless. Buoyed by the goal, India gained confidence, seizing control of the game. Shortly thereafter, Charter thwarted Abhishek’s shot from Sukhjeet’s pass. Despite Harmanpreet’s two goals, The men’s hockey team of India suffered a 4-6 defeat to Australia in a FIH Pro League match on Thursday.

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