Hockey: Australia smashes 7 past India

Tokyo: Australia crushed India 7-1 in a dominating performance in the second group game of the Men’s hockey event at the Olympics in Tokyo.
Some intelligent work from Daniel Beale resulted in Australia’s first goal in the 9th minute. Until the end of the quarter, the match was evenly poised but the Aussies came out all guns blazing scoring thrice in a 6-minute span to have a comfortable 4-0 lead at halftime.
Dilpreet Singh reduced the deficit early in the third quarter but Aussies kept on entering our box, creating chances at ease. But Australia scored twice in 2 minutes to take a 5-1 lead going to the final quarter.
In the final quarter, the island nation scored twice to end the match 7-1.