After a robust outing in opposition to residence team South Africa in a four-match collection which the Indian women’s hockey team gained 3-0, the Savita-led aspect misplaced 1-3 to World No.1 Netherlands in a hard-fought match right here.
The Indian team are scheduled to play three matches in opposition to the Netherlands as a part of their Tour of South Africa. Riding on good type, the Indian aspect received off to a robust, attacking begin with younger sensation Beauty Dungdung scoring a superb area aim within the twenty fourth minute of the match.
While the 1-0 lead gave India a head begin, the lead did not final lengthy sufficient with Netherlands scoring an equaliser within the twenty ninth minute. It was a PC transformed by Felice Albers.
While each groups performed on par with one another within the third quarter, no targets have been scored however Netherlands went into prime gear within the last quarter scoring two vital targets to finish the match with 3-1 on board. It was Yibby Janssen and Freeke Moes who scored in Netherlands’ victory.
On January 26, India will play Netherlands once more within the second match.
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