Australia defeat India 0-7 in hockey CWG final

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Australia defeated India 7-0 in the final of men’s hockey at Commonwealth Games 2022. The six-time CWG champions Australia started the summit match on a dominating note and kept India at bay since the word go.

They won the game quite comfortably to extend their supremacy to a record-extending 7th CWG title. Notably, India had entered the final after beating South Africa 3-2, while Australia had advanced to the summit clash with a 3-2 win over England.

The scoreline could have been higher in Australia’s favour, but PR Sreejesh put in some stunning saves for India.

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Blake Govers (9’), Nathan Ephraums (14’, 42’), Jacob Anderson (22’) Tom Wickham (26’), Jacob Anderson (27’) and Flynn Ogilvie (46’) scored the goals for Australia at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre.

The Indians conceded the second goal with a minute to play in the first quarter. Australia pumped in three more goals in the second quarter to put the game beyond India’s reach. Also, India, already playing without midfielder Vivek Sagar Prasad, suffered a major blow after captain Manpreet Singh and Aran Zalewski collided in the 25th minute.

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It is worth noting that a total of seven editions of the men’s hockey in CWG has taken place so far since the introduction of the sport at the event in 1998 and Australia have won all of them. Meanwhile, India have entered three finals in 2010, 2014 and 2022 only to lose to Australia.