Get highlights of India vs Australia, Champions Trophy hockey final, here. Hockey India The Indian hockey team lost to world No. Australia won the tournament a record 15th time as India had to be content with a silver medal finish. The Netherlands beat Olympic champions Argentina to win the bronze medal playoff. Thanks for joining in hrs IST: India again lose in the penalty shootout against Australia with the same scoreline like in the penalty shootout hrs IST: Heartbreak again!
India had managed to play a draw with the Netherlands in their final round-robin game on Saturday to set-up the Hockey Champions Trophy final against Australia. Mandeep Singh 47th minute scored for second-placed India, while Thiery Brinkmann 55th scored for the third-placed Netherlands as the two teams ended the round-robin stage with eight and seven points respectively.
The Netherlands will meet Olympic champions Argentina in the bronze-medal playoff on Sunday after the South Americans defeated Australia to take their points tally to seven -- same as the European team.
But Argentina are in the fourth spot due to an inferior goal difference. Australia topped the table with 10 points. The final will be a repeat of the edition when Australia got the better of India via a controversial penalty shootout. India needed at least a draw against the Dutch to keep the opponent away from the place in the final.
Both teams showed urgency but India created a goal-scoring opportunity first with youngster Dilpreet Singh making the right call to ask for a video referral.
The video umpire ruled in India' favour for a dangerous ball in the striking circle, though Harmanpreet Singh's powerful flick was brilliantly parried away by Dutch goalkeeper Sam van der Ven.
Immediately though, the home team launched a quick-fire counter with Seve van Ass taking a shot on goal. But with an in-form PR Sreejesh continuing his outstanding form at the goalpost made it difficult for the Dutch to convert.
What a relief for India. Harmanpreet finds the net but not before the given time. Australia take the lead. Can India beat Australia this time?
The match heads into a shootout. He was so close to the goal. Not quite enough on it. The ball travels wide.
Great pressure by TheHockeyIndia we jus need that goal!! IndiaKaGame pic.
Close one. Brilliant work from Australian goalkeeper.
Vivek Prasad draws India level. What a goal from him. Vivek Sagar takes the deflection off chinglensana29 's stick and slams a shot in goal past Lovell's left! We are now on equal terms! So close.
The third quarter gets underway. Govers has the only goal of the match.
Make sure you see the second half and tune in via Fox Sports, channel Govers scores as Australia take lead against India. Sreejesh didn't get chance to move his muscle. Huge celebration in Australian camp.