Indian males held 1-1 by Germany, girls lose once more

Chandigarh, March 2

The Indian men’s hockey team followed its played 6-1 win over Germany with a 1-1 draw with the hosts in the second match of the tour in Krefeld today.

Young midfielder Jarmanpreet Singh gave India the lead in the fourth minute, but German veteran Martin Haner equalised a minute before the halftime.

India will play two matches against Great Britain next, on Saturday and Monday.

Hat-trick of defeats

The Indian women’s hockey team’s defence resisted well but Germany walked away with a 2-0 win in the third game of the four-match series in Dusseldorf.

Sonja Zimmermann (26′) and Franzisca Hauke (42′) scored the goals for Germany.

The hosts were unable to create any early momentum and had a penalty corner saved in the first quarter. While Germany pushed forward to break the deadlock, the Indian backline stood firm yet again.

Germany were awarded a penalty corner early in the second quarter but still couldn’t find a way past India’s defence.

The hosts ended India’s resistance from their third penalty corner. Defender Zimmermann made no mistake for the world No. 3 side.

Germany doubled their advantage shortly before the end of the third quarter through seasoned midfielder Hauke. The fourth match of the series will be played on Thursday. — TNS

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