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India lose 2-3 to New Z’land

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Pukekohe (New Zealand) : Indian women’s hockey team fought till the final hooter but went down 2-3 to New Zealand in the third game of the five-match series.

The hosts are now 3-0 up in the series. After suffering a 2-8 loss in their previous game, the Indian women came out strongly on Wednesday. They looked a dangerous unit, putting up a structured performance with good attack, strong long drives, cross field passes, which put the hosts on the backfoot and constantly kept them in the hunt.

The visitors played aggressively right from the word go and their strategy paid off in the first quarter when they found an early 1-0 lead. Meahwhile, India’s premier defender Sunita Lakra completed the milestone of playing 100 international matches for the country,