India loses 3-0 to Germany, suffer first loss in SA tour

The first period of the match started with both the teams moving cautiously in order to understand each other’s game plan. Both India and Germany concentrated on maintaining ball possession and a lot of the game was played in midfield.

The Indian eves came out with more attacking intent in the second period and in the process earned a penalty corner. However, they failed to capitalise on the opportunity.   -  PTI

Indian women’s hockey team lost 3-0 to Germany to slump to its first defeat in the tour to South Africa, here on Sunday.

The first period of the match started with both the teams moving cautiously in order to understand each other’s game plan.

Both India and Germany concentrated on maintaining ball possession and a lot of the game was played in midfield.

The Indian eves came out with more attacking intent in the second period and in the process earned a penalty corner. However, they failed to capitalise on the opportunity.

Floodgates opened

The Germans finally broke the deadlock in the final minutes of the second quarter through a field goal from Lydia Haase.

Germany doubled their lead in the third quarter through another field goal by Pia-Sophie Oldhafer, before making the scoreline 3-0 through a penalty corner conversion by Julia Muller in the final 15 minutes of the game.

India will again play Germany in their next match o the tour later today.