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Awesome Aus Test: India wins a historic number (11/9/2014)
--K. Arumugam
Terry Walsh's Indian men's hockey team has made a history of sorts today at Perth, winning the Test Series 3-1, which is also the scoreline of the day's match, the last in the four-match AusTest at Perth, WA.

Akashdeep Singh struck twice, while the other goal went to the name of SK Uthappa today at the Cutin University grounds.

The win is historic, as India has hitherto been losing to Australia with tennis like scores in the running decade.

Both countries have not played bilateral series for long, though the first one was played in 1983, when touring India defeated Aussies 3-0, 2-1 in Melbourne and then the hosts turned the table at Perth with identical 1-2 score in both the matches they played.

India had early success today as early as in the 13th minute, when Akashdeep Singh converted a penalty corner. The team returned for lemon break with a 1-0 lead.

In the second half, Australia returned in the same coin, Thomas Craig effectively converting their penalty corner (36th min). score to 1-1.

Things changed in the final quarter; it was Akashdeep Singh for the second time that scored a stunning field goal in the 50th minute and then moments later S. K Uthappa posted a field goal in the 53rd minute (3-1).

Today also marked Captain Sardar Singh's 200th international match, and what way it turned out to be.

Now India will be playing their first match against Germany in the upcoming Hero Hockey Champions Trophy 2014, scheduled to be played at Bhubaneswar, India from 6th-14th December 2014.

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