India vs Australia, 4th Hockey Test: IND 1-5 AUS at Full Time — Highlights
Dilpreet Singh scored the first goal of the match to give India a 1-0 lead against Australia in Q2 before the hosts struck back with five goals. This win gives the hosts a 3-1 lead in the series.
India took an early lead through Dilpreet Singh but then conceded five goals without reply as Australia won the 4th Test of the 5-match series 5-1 in Adelaide on Saturday.
Australian coach Colin Batch's suggestion that action should be taken against Indian goalkeeper PR Sreejesh for dangerous play during the last match added some fizz to the match. With this win, the hosts take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series with one game left.
As it happened:
- 3 Dec 2022 5:39 AM GMT
8' - Slower start to match
Too high and missing from Harmanpreet off the penalty corner attempts. A slower start to today's game than the first 3 games.
Today also happens to be a notable day in Indian hockey:
- 3 Dec 2022 5:35 AM GMT
5' - India earn a PC
Surender Kumar tries to take the ball upfield for India, but eventually has to surrender. The Australians are piling on a wave of attacks in the early stages.
Against the run of play, India win a PC, the first of the match, in the 5th minute.
- 3 Dec 2022 5:31 AM GMT
1' - Australia attack early
And we begin. Australia with the first pushback of the match. And the hosts rampage into the Indian circle in the first minute! A shot crashed as well, just wide of the post.
- 3 Dec 2022 5:21 AM GMT
India vs Australia: Squads
India: Jarmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh (C), Amit Rohidas (V/C), Jugraj Singh, Mandeep Mor, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Varun Kumar, Sumit, Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Shamsher Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Rajkumar Pal, Mohd. Raheel Mouseen, Akashdeep Singh, Gurjant Singh, Mandeep Singh, Abhishek, Dilpreet Singh, Sukhjeet Singh, PR Sreejesh, Krishan Pathak
Australia: Jacob Anderson, Daniel Beale, Josh Beltz, Andrew Charter(gk), James Collins, Tom Craig, Johan Durst, Matthew Dawson, Nathan Ephraums, Blake Govers, Jake Harvie, Tim Howard, Jeremy Hayward, Dylan Martin, Eddie Ockenden, Ben Rennie, Flynn Ogilvie, Jack Welch, Jake Whetton, Lachlan Sharp, KW Willott, Aren Zalewski, Tom Wickham
- 3 Dec 2022 5:20 AM GMT
What's at stake
India fought back in the third test to win it by 4-3 to draw first blood in the five match test series after being 2-0 down after the starting two games of the series. Can India win the 4th match today to take us to a series decider?
This series is being played as preparation for the Hockey World Cup.
- 3 Dec 2022 5:03 AM GMT
India vs Australia 4th test: Where to watch
Match begins in 30 more minutes.