Australia kept the 100 per cent win record when they defeated India 4-2.
The win gave them nine points as a result of wins over England ( 4-1), Malaysia ( 3-1) and now India.
But the Aussies will reflect back in the match to study why they conceded the two goals having taken a 4-0 lead going into the fourth quarter.
However with one more win required to book a spot in the final, the Aussies should not have any problem as one of the matches is against Ireland while the other against Argentina, which could well be a prelude to Saturday’s final.
The Australian attacking machinery faced difficulty burrowing through a fortified Indian defence.
Australia was awarded penalty stroke in the 28th minute and Mark Knowles sent a low and powerful shot to the right of goalkeeper Krishan Pathak to give Australia a 1-0 lead.
It was only in the third quarter the Aussies went ahead 2-0.
Aran Zalewski put the ball past Charter following a cross from Dylan Wotherspoon in the 35th minute.
IDaniel Beale netted the third goal (41st) and Blake Govers converted a penalty corner in the 43rd minute for a 4-0 lead.
India hit back with two goals, vis Ramandeep Singh in the 52nd) and 53rd for a final score of 4-2.