LIVE CWG 2022 | India vs Australia - Gold Medal Match

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LIVE CWG 2022 | India vs Australia - Gold Medal Match

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SportsCafe Desk

08/08/2022

Having overcome South Africa's challenge in the semi final, India will now take on Australia in the Gold Medal match of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

And that is it. The carnage has finally ended and the Indians must be relieved. The Aussies have won the CWG gold for the seventh time now. A poor display of hockey by the Indians, as they failed to do justice to their immense talent. They need to go back to the drawing board and figure out what went wrong for them. Nonetheless, it is silver for TEAM INDIA!

Q4 IND 0 AUS 7

Under 2 mins left now. India would not like to concede any goal now.

Q4 IND 0 AUS 7

The chances are not coming now, the Indians have given up.

Q4 IND 0 AUS 7

Some changes are needed in this team for sure. 

Q4 IND 0 AUS 7

A lot of questions will be raised about the temperament of this team. 

Q4 IND 0 AUS 7

Just no reason why Indians should come up with such a poor performance. 

Q4 IND 0 AUS 7

Sreejesh getting a few more saves. He has made almost 10 saves today.

Q4 IND 0 AUS 7

One fails to understand why the Indians are not looking for PCs in the D.

Q4 IND 0 AUS 7

And right at the start of the last quarter, it is another goal.

Q4 IND 0 AUS 6

And the last quarter gets underway. India should at least get a goal.

Q3 IND 0 AUS 6

India with an attack, and counter by Aussies. Both teams miss opportunities.

Q3 IND 0 AUS 6

And here comes the sixth goal here. Eframus scores his second of the day.

Q3 IND 0 AUS 5

The ball retrieval in the D has been poor by India.

Q3 IND 0 AUS 5

Aus have another PC here. Oh, no the decision is reversed. 

Q3 IND 0 AUS 5

Gurjant gets the ball in the D but does not go for PC. He looks for individual glory.

Q3 IND 0 AUS 5

Fortunately, the Indians have not conceded a goal till now. They still have ample of time to turn things around.

Q3 IND 0 AUS 5

We are just not able to get into the opposition D. 

Q3 IND 0 AUS 5

Sreejesh is livid with the defensive unit. Govers goes for a tomahawk, and the keeper saves.

Q3 IND 0 AUS 5

Aus is a player down for two minutes. 

Q3 IND 0 AUS 5

India need to do a lot better with their attack. They have not created even a single PC.

HALF TIME

Q2 IND 0 AUS 5

India would want this half to get over soon. 

Q2 IND 0 AUS 5

Now Aus win another ball in the D, and it is another GOALLLLL!

INDIA OUT OF THE GAME ALREADY!

Q2 IND 0 AUS 4

Coach Reid must be livid with the way India is playing.

Once again Aussie forwards break the Indian defence. GOALLLL!

Q2 IND 0 AUS 3

And Manpreet Singh collides with an Aussie player. The Indian captain is down.

He is marching out of the field.

Q2 IND 0 AUS 3

This performance would remind many of India's 2010 CWG final.

Q2 IND 0 AUS 3

Once again, India concede a PC! This is sloppy by the defensive unit.

SAVED, ONE MORE PC!

ANOTHER SAVE, BUT AUS SCORE ON THE REBOUND

Q2 IND 0 AUS 2

A few more attacks come by the Indians, but nothing too dangerous.

Q2 IND 0 AUS 2

Finally India trying to switch flanks and create trouble for Australia.

Q2 IND 0 AUS 2

India would have been 5 down by now if not for Sreejesh.

Q2 IND 0 AUS 2

This is not the type of hockey that India is known to play. Sreejesh makes another save.

Q1 IND 0 AUS 2

India, on one hand can't get in Australia D, and they counter-attack to score.

POOR HOCKEY BY INDIA

Q1 IND 0 AUS 1

A rare circle entry for the Indians, but there is no one to retrieve the pass.

Q1 IND 0 AUS 1

This is poor by the Indians, and here is the third PC.

They score this time.

AUS TAKE LEAD!

Q1 IND 0 AUS 0

Another PC for Australia as India not able to control the attacks.

SREEJESH MAKES A SAVE

Q1 IND 0 AUS 0

The action taking place in Indian half. They need to get out of their own half.

Q1 IND 0 AUS 0

A PC for Australia now.

BUT it is a save, Amit Rohidas with an excellent run.

Q1 IND 0 AUS 0

A jittery start by the Indians, and they will have to settle down soon.

Q1 IND 0 AUS 0

Australia on the attack, and they nearly score. But the goal has not been awarded.

Q1 IND 0 AUS 0

The match gets underway and there is no Vivek today.

So both the teams are out on the park for national anthems. What an opportunity for the Indians to get their first CWG gold.

Indian squad : Abhishek, Lalit Upadhyay, Shamsher, Gurjant, Mandeep, Manpreet, Hardik, Akashdeep, Nilakanta, Vivek Sagar, Surender, Harmanpreet, Varun, Amit Rohidas, Jarmanpreet, Jugraj, PR Sreejesh, Krishan Pathak.

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