The five-day match series in Australia started with great excitement. Both the teams i.e. India and WA Thundersticks were too confident and seemed well prepared to give their best shots in the overall match. All the players played well and the team India won the first match with a score IND 2-0 WA.
Let’s have a look at the quick highlights of the match:
Quarter 1 – In the first quarter, both the teams were finding out the ways to score a goal first. A first fantastic shot at the goal was by team India but missed. Moving on with full enthusiasm, the Akashdeep Singh takes another shot the goal but unfortunately saved by the WA goalkeeper. So, the first quarter ends with a score of IND 0-0 WA.
Quarter 2 – In the second quarter, again the teams were concentrating on goal scoring opportunities. Harmanpreet Singh makes an early attack towards the goal but missed. And then finally in the 23rd minute, Birendra Lakra gave a fantastic shot and yes, there’s a goal. Team WA also gave great shots at the goal but the Indian team saved and gave another shot to strengthen their lead. Even PC was awarded to team India. But, at the end of the first half, India was leading the match with a lead and a score of IND 1-0 WA.
Quarter 3 – Team WA were too committed to scoring a goal and gave a great shot in the early minutes of the third quarter, but missed. In the next minutes, India got possession but Gursahibjit Singh charges into the opponent circle and lost the possession. Both the teams tried hard to score a goal but at the end of the third quarter, the score remained the same at IND 1-0 WA.
Quarter 4 – In the final quarter, the team WA gave a great shot in the early minutes at the goal, but the team India saved it and focused on playing defensive along with strengthing their lead. In the 50th minute, Harmanpreet Singh gave a fantastic shot and scored a goal by making the score IND 2-0 WA. Team WA got two back to back PCs but failed to score a goal.
Well played team India. All the very best for the upcoming matches as well. The next match will be on 10th May at 7:30 IST between Australia ‘A’ and India.
Keep watching this space for further updates to the next matches.