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CWG Hockey: Indian women lose 0-3 to New Zealand

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Glasgow, Scotland: The Indian women’s hockey team went down fighting to the higher ranked New Zealand 0-3 in their second match of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. The Black Sticks women managed to sneak through the Indian defence line-up in the 3rd minute and converted a penalty corner through G. Flynn, the Indian defence quickly notched up the game and held their post with great agility.

Some promising passing movements were seen within the game by the Indian team after conceding an early goal and did not allow New Zealand to do any damage till the half time.

The second half saw the Indian women’s attacking play and dominated the match for the first ten minutes of the second half. It was only in the 46th minute of the game when New Zealand earned a penalty corner opportunity which Anita Punt successfully converted it to take the lead ahead by 2-0. In the 53rd minute Anita Punt from New Zealand again managed to add on to the score when she converted a penalty stroke and marked 3-0 on board. 

India will now take on Trinidad and Tobago in their third match on 28th July 2014 (Monday) at 23:30 Hrs (IST) and the match will be telecasted live on Ten Action, Ten Sports and Ten HD.

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