10 minutes left for Q3: Australia are hogging possession but the Dutch defence is holding firm so far. The difference? Netherlands are not allowing the Aussies a gateway at the edge of their circle.
— Jaspreet Sahni (@JaspreetSSahni) December 15, 2018
12 minutes left for Q3: It’s been a cagey start to the third quarter. Netherlands are down to 10 men. Plenty of fouls so far from both sides.
Half-time: Australia 0-2 Netherlands
As it stands, we have witnessed the best game of the tournament. Breathtaking hockey from both teams but Netherlands have been at their devastating best. Blaak has been the difference between the two teams.
— Michelle Cooling (@Shell_Cooling3) December 15, 2018
Pirmin Blaak is having a blinder today, absolute beast in the goal. ABSOLUTE BEAST #HWC2018
— Give Me Hockey (@hockeyind) December 15, 2018
3 minutes left in Q2: Another PC for Netherlands. Hertzberger’s trickery inside the Australian circle was too much to handle. Boy, aren’t the Dutch looking good when they go forward?
4 minutes left in Q2: The action just doesn’t stop. Australia continue to penetrate inside the Dutch circle with ease but Blaak stands like a rock in front of goal….