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Australia emerged champions of the 25th edition of the Azlan Shah Cup by defeating India 4-0 in the final.

 

 

It was a commanding display of tactical hockey as the Aussies waited for the right opportunity to strike.

 

And the Aussies did it without fielding Jacob Whetton and Jamie Dwyer.

 

This was the 9th title for the Aussies at this tournament having last won it in 2014.

 

India started off well, using the flanks to try prise open the defence.

 

And the Indians were also quick to pounce on the player having possession of the ball.

 

Australia opened scoring in the 25th minute as Thomas Craig scored after a defence splitting pass by Flynn Ogilvie.

 

Though the Aussies had two penalty corners in the first two quarters, they failed to make them count.

 

And that's how it remained until halftime.

 

India were awarded a penalty corner in the 33rd minute but the attempt by Hermanpreet Singh was well saved by Aussie custodian Andrew Charter.

 

Australia doubled their advantage in the 35th minute as Thomas Craig was on hand to deflect a cross by Mathew Dawson.

 

Matt Ghodes made it 3-0 in the 43rd minute and India were a beaten side.

 

And Ghodes put the icing on the cake by scoring the fourth in the 57th minute.