Men's team lose 1-2 to New Zealand in Olympic Test Event

Mens team lose 1-2 to New Zealand in Olympic Test Event

Tokyo, After an impressive 6-0 win against Malaysia in their opening match of the Olympic Test Event, the Indian Men's Hockey team suffered 1-2 loss at the hands of World No 8 New Zealand in their second match of the tournament held here at the Oi Hockey Stadium on Sunday. Captain and Drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh gave India the lead in the 2nd minute by converting a Penalty Corner, but New Zealand struck back in the last quarter through two well-crafted field goals which were scored by Jacob Smith (47') and Sam Lane (60'). India won their first Penalty Corner in just the 2nd minute, which was beautifully converted by their Captain Harmanpreet Singh to give his team a quick start and a 1-0 lead.

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