India goes down to New Zealand

Stephen Jenness scored the only goal in the 18th minute to guide New Zealand to a much-needed win over India.

Failing to make the most of the chances, India handed over the match to New Zealand   -  PTI

New Zealand defeated India 1-0 in the Six Nations Invitational Hockey Tournament 2016 here on Thursday.

Stephen Jenness scored the only goal in the 18th minute to guide New Zealand to a much-needed win over India.

Jenness made it look easy fooling the Indian goalkeeper’s poor clearance to give New Zealand the lead early into the second quarter.

Failing to make the most of the chances, India handed over the match to New Zealand, which played sensibly to not allow its opponent to sneak through its defence.

It was India's second defeat of the tournament after the 4-0 loss to Germany and find itself reeling in the bottom half of the points table.

India will next play Argentina on Saturday.

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