Captain Harmanpreet Singh got his mojo back as he scored a hat-trick, all from penalty corners, to lead India to a rare 5-4 win over Australia in a nine-goal thriller in the FIH Pro-League hockey in Rourkela on Sunday.
Two-time champions Netherlands clinched the bronze medal at the ongoing FIH Men's Hockey World Cup after defeating three-time champions Australia 3-1 in the third-place match
Star drag-flicker Gonzalo Peillat struck a second-half hat-trick as Germany made a sensational comeback after being two goals down to beat Australia 4-3 and enter the FIH Men's World Cup final for the fifth time on Friday
Australia have made it to the semifinals of the World Cup on 11 occasions since the 1978 tournament in Buenos Aires.
The seventh day of the FIH Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup 2023 brought the conclusion of the group stage action from Pool A and Pool B, as Australia and Belgium topped their groups, booking their quarterfinals spots
Jeremy Hayward and Tom Craig scored a hat-trick each, first of the tournament, to hand Australia a convincing 8-0 win over France in a Pool A match of the FIH men's hockey World Cup on Friday
Ahead of his side's Men's Hockey World Cup campaign, Belgium skipper Felix Denayer said the toughest challenge is going to be Australia and India is a big challenge in home conditions
India won the World Cup once in 1975, and since then have failed to qualify for the semifinals. They won a bronze in the inaugural edition in 1971, clinched a silver in 1973.
India had lost 4-5 and 4-7 in the first two Tests before winning the next match 4-3 They lost the fourth game 1-5.
The final match of the series will be played on Sunday. India had won the third match after losing the first two contests
Blake Govers once became India's nemesis, slamming a hat-trick to lead Australia's 7-4 rout in a high-scoring second hockey Test of the five-match series on Sunday.
Akashdeep Singh's hat-trick went in vain as India conceded a last-minute goal to lose 4-5 to Australia in the high-scoring first hockey Test of the five-match serieson Saturday.
The team led by Harmanpreet Singh with Amit Rohidas being his deputy will look at the matches in Australia as a litmus test ahead of the FIH Hockey Men's World Cup 2023 in India.
India defeated Australia 5-4 in a nail-biting penalty shootout to reclaim the Sultan of Johor Cup crown, breaking their five-year-old title jinx on Saturday
The Indian junior men's hockey team will face Australia in the final of Sultan of Johor Cup on Saturday after finishing second in the round robin stage
The goals for Australia were scored by Blake Govers, Nathan Ephraums, Jacob Anderson, Tom Wickham and Fynn Ogilvie.
IND vs AUS Hockey Men's final CWG 2022: The Indian men's team lost its third Commonweath Games final with the defeat to Australia on Monday