Malaysia suffered its worst defeat in the Commonwealth Games when Australia handed a 7-0 thrashing in a Group A match at the Major Dhayn Chand National Stadium in New Delhi yesterday.
Australia’s Luk Doerner opened the floodgates in the fifth minute and went on to score a hat-trick, which ejected Malaysia out of the tournament.
The remaining goals came from Simon Orchard, Glenn Turner, Chris Ciriello and Eddie Ockenden.
Before the break, Australia was 4-0 up and headed for an easy victory as the Malaysians crumbled under pressure.
With the win Australia topped Group A and booked a place in the semifinals while in another Group A match, India whipped Pakistan 7- 4 to book their semifinal berth.