India miss last bus to CT
BREDA (NETHERLANDS): India’s quest for their maiden Champions Trophy hockey title remained unaccomplished as they lost 1-3 to defending champions Australia via a penalty shootout in the summit clash of the 37th and final edition of the tournament. India came agonisingly close to securing their maiden Champions Trophy triumph, only to be denied by a valiant show by Australia goalkeeper Tyler Lovell. The match went into the shootout after both the teams were locked at 1-1 in regulation time. But the Kookaburras’ custodian produced a stellar show in the shootout, denying Sardar Singh, Harmanpreet Singh and Lalit Upadhayay while Manpreet Singh was the only scorer for India.Australia, on the other hand, converted their first two efforts in the shootout through Aran Zalewski and Daniel Beale before Indian goalkeeper PR Sreejesh denied Matthew Swann and Tom Craig. But Jeremy Edwards converted the last try to hand Australia their record 15th Champions Trophy title.