Indian women’s hockey team goes down 1-3 to Netherlands

Salima Tete scored the only goal for India in the 50th minute as it went down to world No.1 Netherlands 1-3 in its second friendly hockey tie at the picturesque Cape Town on Thursday.

File Photo: India had lost the first friendly to the Dutch by the same margin.

File Photo: India had lost the first friendly to the Dutch by the same margin. | Photo Credit: Getty Images/Clive Mason

Salima Tete scored the only goal for India in the 50th minute as it went down to world No.1 Netherlands 1-3 in its second friendly hockey tie at the picturesque Cape Town on Thursday.

Salima Tete scored the only goal for India in the 50th minute as it went down to world No.1 Netherlands 1-3 in its second friendly hockey tie at the picturesque Cape Town on Thursday.

Netherlands made a sensational start with a fourth-minute goal from Marijn Veen. It doubled the lead in the 13th minute with yet another field goal -- this time by Lidewij Welten.

She also scored the third goal in the 29th minute.

In the 50th minute, Salima brought some respite for India with a fine penalty-corner conversion.

India had lost the first friendly to the Dutch by the same margin.

India had earlier beaten South Africa thrice while drawing a game in the four-match series.

It will conclude its tour with the last match against the Netherlands on January 28.

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