It was a formidable show from India against the reigning champions.
However, Australia levelled the score in the next minute by converting a penalty corner.
India got two back-to-back penalty corners in the second half but failed to convert them. India also defended well Australia's penalty corners.
Speaking at a press conference post match, India's chief hockey coach Sjoerd Marijne, however complained of bump in the pitch and said it restricted the team from converting the penalty corners.
Olympic gold medalist Argentina will be up against Belgium while Netherlands square off against Spain.