India vs Australia match at the Tokyo Olympics hockey event turned out to be a lopsided affair as India were given a 7-1 dressing down by the Aussies
Although India were always going to face an extremely daunting and dicey affair when they came across Australia on Sunday, the side was not envisioned by the biggest of its naysayers to crumble in the manner it did.
After downing New Zealand 3-2 in a five goal thriller on Saturday, the Indians took on the mighty Australian with momentum in their ranks. The Asian side were touted to put on a resilient showing, one laden to the brim with valour, confidence and resolve.
Tokyo Olympics Live India vs Australia: Indians Receiving 7-1 Battering In The Hockey Match
After a gritty showing in the first quarter, one which ended with Australia leading 1-0, India completely fell apart in the second. The side was wiped the floor with by world number 1 Australia who showed absolutely no mercy as they ran rings around India.
Jeremy Hayward made it 2-0 for the Aussies in the second quarter before the men in yellow scored twice more to walk away with a 4-0 lead at the half. While India managed to hit back through a Dilpreet Singh goal in the third, the strike was soon followed by the Australians scoring three more in the second half.
The display was not only a massively demoralising one but the underwhelming showing also saw the country met out one of its most appalling displays in recent times. It also saw the country’s winless run against the Australians at the Olympics continue with India not managing to defeat them since 1976 at the games.
Not a great day at work for the #MenInBlue, but this will pump us to come back a lot stronger! 💙#INDvAUS #HaiTayyar #IndiaKaGame #TokyoTogether #StrongerTogether #Tokyo2020 #HockeyInvites #TeamIndia #Hockey pic.twitter.com/xdnJpUvivu
— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) July 25, 2021
India will now step out for their third game when they come across Spain on Tuesday. The match will be live streamed on Sony Ten 1/HD and Sony LIV as the Indians look to recover from the mauling they have received today.
Meanwhile, the Indian women hockey team will be in action on Monday when it faces Germany after being schooled 4-1 by world number one Netherlands on day one of the Tokyo Olympics 2021.