The Indian girls’s hockey staff dished out a below-par efficiency to undergo a 1-3 loss to Olympic champion Netherlands’ second-string aspect within the shootout after each side have been locked 1-1 within the regulation time within the second match of their FIH Professional League tie right here on Saturday.
Rajwinder Kaur scored within the first minute of the match and the Dutch aspect, taking part in right here with none participant who received gold within the Tokyo Olympics final yr, equalised within the 53rd minute by captain Jansen Yibbi to take the match to the shootout.
Jansen was probably the most skilled participant within the Dutch aspect with 24 caps earlier than Saturday’s match. Solely 4 different Dutch gamers have performed greater than 10 worldwide matches.
Captain and goalkeeper Savita was probably the most skilled Indian with 223 caps.
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India, who’re additionally with out three key gamers in Lalremsiami, Salima Tete and Sharmila Devi from the historic fourth-place end within the Tokyo Olympics, had received the primary match 2-1 on Friday. That win was the primary in opposition to the Netherlands in over a decade.
India collected one level from the match to stay within the second spot within the standings, whereas the Netherlands additionally retained its numero uno place.
The Dutch now have 19 factors from eight matches, whereas India has 16 factors, additionally from eight matches.
Solely Navneet Kaur scored for India within the shootout whereas Rajwinder, Neha and Jyoti missed the goal.
For the Dutch aspect, Barentsen Marente, Fortuin Kyra and Jansen sounded the board, whereas Morgenstern Fiona missed the goal within the shootout.
After beating Netherlands 2-1 on Friday in a creditable efficiency, the Indians have been outperformed by the Dutch gamers after taking a lightning quick lead within the thirty fourth second on the clock.
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India acquired two penalty corners as quickly because the match began and Rajwinder discovered the goal with a deflection from the second.
However after that, it was the second string Dutch staff that dictated the phrases with extra ball possession and circle penetration. The Indians lacked path and creativity and misplaced possession too typically.
Similar to within the first match, the Indian defence was rock stable until it conceded the equaliser within the fourth quarter, seven minutes from regulation time after incessant assault from the Dutch, who have been determined to discover a aim.
The Netherlands acquired as many as six penalty corners in fast succession. They scored from the sixth one with Jansen sending a excessive shot previous Savita into the aim.
The Indian staff will journey to Belgium for its subsequent matches on June 11 and 12.