With the King of the Netherlands watching on from the stands, the Oranje went 1-0 up in the 14th minute with a fantastic solo effort by Jeroen Hertzberger. Australia took only six minutes to equalise from their first penalty corner with Chris Ciriello scoring. The Kookaburras picked up speed and were 2-1 ahead in the 24th minute after a brilliant reverse stick shot by Kieran Govers.
The second half started similarly to how the first half ended with Australia going 3-1 ahead with a field goal from Glenn Turner in the 38th minute. Ten minutes later, Chris Ciriello scored his second of the game, and sixth of the tournament, to put his nation 4-1 up. Ciriello completed his hat-trick in the 53rd minute as dominant Australia extended their lead to 5-1. The Netherlands found themselves 6-1 down with six minutes to go after a brilliant run and finish by Jamie Dwyer. Australia successfully defended their title and became world champions.
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