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India men's hockey team lose to Australia, settle for silver

India mens hockey team lose to Australia, settle for silver

GlasgowIndia men's hockey team lost 0-4 to Australia in the final and had to be content with a silver medal on the final day of the 20th Commonwealth Games at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre here Sunday.

Two goals on either side of the break gave the Australians their fifth consecutive Commonwealth gold.

Drag flicker Chris Ciriello scored a hat-trick of penalty corner goals while Eddie Ockenden chipped in with one.

Australia had beaten India 8-0 in the final in Delhi four years ago, resulting in India's only previous hockey medal, a silver, in the Commonwealth Games.

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