Hockey Champions Trophy: Gutsy India settle for maiden silver medal
June 18, 2016 11:39 IST
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Australia mounted the pressure on India but the latter managed to stay strong, thanks to the heroics of central defender V.R. Raghunath. During a penalty corner defence, the ball kissed the legs of Uthappa, India's final defender behind goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh, resulting in a penalty stroke in the 18th minute. But Blake Govers hit it wide, much to the relief in the Indian camp. India too earned two penalty corners before the half-time but Australian goalkeeper Andrew Charter denied V.R. Raghunath.