Asian Games hockey champions India received a 4-0 thrashing in the hands of Australia in their first game of the four-match Test series here on Tuesday. India were down 2-0 at half-time.
Both India and Australia started aggressively but it were the Australians who earned a penalty corner in the 15th minute. Jeremy Hayward successfully converted it for Australia's first goal.
The second quarter also saw a fierce battle as India went all out to level scores. India managed to create a few opportunities but failed to score. In the 30th minute, Australian forward Jacob Whetton sneaked past the Indian defence and made it 2-0.
India attacked in the 3rd quarter but once again Australia breached the Indian defence and Hayward made it three nil in the 34th minute. In the 39th minute, midfielder Glenn Simpson successfully converted a penalty corner to round off the tally.