IPOH (Malaysia): Indian men’s hockey team’s chief coach Roelant Oltmans has expressed his disappointment over the indifferent performance of his defenders in the 1-5 loss to Australia in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, here yesterday.
"Australia scored four times from five circle penetrations, which does not reflect well out on our defence," said Oltmans ruing that the Indian defenders did not combine well enough.
Blake Govers opened the scoring for Australia.
But India shot back to equalise within three minutes through Rupinder Pal Singh’s low drag flick from their first penalty corner.
After that it was a one-way traffic with Australia pumping in four field goals to expose India defensive frailties.