Commonwealth Games 2022 | Kookaburras claim final Birmingham gold at Hockey

The Kookaburras sealed Australia’s final gold of the Birmingham games in a thumping 7-0 defeat of India.

Australia scored five first-half goals to all but seal the deal by the main break.

It’s the Kookaburra’s seventh-straight Commonwealth Games gold medal – they’ve won them all since Hockey entered the games in 1998.

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Kieran Govers opened the scoring mid-way through the first quarter with a blistering drag-flick that flew past Indian keeper PR Sreejesh.

Nathan Ephraums teamed up with Flynn Ogilvie for the second, Jeremey Hayward was unlucky to not make it three. Instead, a brilliant save from Sreejesh presented an easy clean-up opportunity for Jacob Anderson.

Flynn Ogilvie celebrates after scoring in the Kookaburra’s 7-0 over India to win Gold. Photo: Tim Clayton (Getty)

Tom Wickham was next to join the fun when he got one past Sreejesh from the top of the circle, and it was five when Anderson engaged Sreejesh right in front before punishing the ball against the backboards with the backstick.

At this point, even the normally straight-faced coach Colin Batch did a boogie in celebration.

Several brilliant saves from Sreejesh limited the Aussies to just two goals in the second half – to Flynn Ogilvie and a second to Nathan Ephraums.

Australia topped the medal tally with 67 gold medals.

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