LAHORE: Pakistan opened its tour of Australia on a demoralizing note suffering 1-6 defeat at the hand of the home side at the Marrara hockey stadium in Darwin, the capital city of Australia’s Northern Territory on Tuesday.

It was the first encounter of the 4-test hockey series between world’s top side Australia and the 14th ranked Pakistan, said the information made available to APP here.

The gulf in the rankings showed in the game as the Aussies dominated the proceedings most of the time and defeated Pakistan by the tennis score after leading 2-0 at half time.

Australia vs Pakistan 1st test Hockey Series 2017
Australia vs Pakistan 1st test Hockey Series 2017

Kookaburras head coach Colin Batch said that the score line was 6-1, but he thought that Pakistan made it very difficult for them for a number of quarters, the second was tough and third Aussies didn’t create too much but  ended up getting the third goal and that opened up the game for them.

Australian scorers:Ben Craig 2 goals, Trent Mitton, Tom Wickham, Matt Dawson & Jeremy Hayward  one goal apiece.

Pakistan scorers : Abdul Haseem Khan

Second test  will be played tomorrow, Wednesday.