Amsterdam, Aug. 24 (PTI): India were out of reckoning in the four-nation hockey meet as they crashed to a 1-3 defeat against Australia on Saturday.
With their second consecutive defeat, India are now out of the race for a top two finish.
In the 15th minute, India took the lead with Prabhjot Singh slamming in the opener. A few minutes later, Andrew Smith rounded off a smart move.
Then Jamie Dwyer, whose first shot missed, pounded in for the lead from the resultant rebound.
In the 66th minute, another defence lapse led to the third goal and the second for Smith whose move with Mike McCann saw Devesh Chauhan beaten.