New Delhi :James Tindall scored twice on Sunday to give European champion England a shock 3-2 win over Australia at the men's field hockey World Cup, while Olympic silver medalist Spain recovered from a slow start to beat South Africa 4-2.
Tindall converted a penalty corner in the 34th minute and found the net in open play in the 45th. England's first goal came from a rasping penalty corner drag-flick by Ashley Jackson in the 25th.
Captain Jamie Dwyer scored in the 23rd and 66th minutes for Australia, which converted one of 13 penalty corners.
New Delhi's Dhyan Chand Stadium was guarded by nearly 19,000 personnel to protect players, officials and spectators in a 3-kilometer radius of the venue and accommodation for the 12 competing nations.