After defeat in the opening match of the test series, India came back strongly to beat New Zealand 3-1 to level the series in 2nd match at Nelson in the 4-match test series against the Black Sticks National Men team.
Ramandeep opened scoring for India
After defeating New Zealand A in practice matches, India lost 0-2 to hosts in the first test of the 4-match test series in New Zealand. But, India lifted their tempo throughout the second match and displayed attacking hockey which helped them score three goals over the hosts, while the Black Sticks could find target only once. With this win, India has now equalized the four match series 1-1, with two games left in the ongoing New Zealand Series. Continue reading →
Defending champions the Indian Men Junior Team departed yesterday night, 6th October, to participate in the 5th Sultan of Johor Cup, which is scheduled from 11th October to 18th October in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
India junior men hockey team before departing to Kuala Lumpur for Sultan of Johor Cup 2015
After a month long preparation camp, the young colts are upbeat to face challenges in the tournament and will play hard to win the title for the third consecutive time. The Junior Team will be facing the challenge from Australia, Great Britain, Pakistan, Argentina and hosts Malaysia. All set to play their first match against Pakistan, the team looked upbeat and confident before they departed for the much awaited tournament. Continue reading →
New Zealand defeated India by 2-0 in their first test match in the ongoing New Zealand Tour. New Zealand‘s Nick Haig and Jared Panchia scored the goals while India failed to find target in four quarters of 15 minutes each. In the women’s match, Black Sticks women defeated Argentina by 4-1 to make it double victory for the hosts at Nelson.
India men team during the first test against New Zealand at Nelson
The game started in great space as spectators witnessed both teams getting into their business side of the field immediately. But it was New Zealand’s early goal which helped them take the edge over the game and allowing them to register the win. Continue reading →
The India Men Hockey team will be seen facing New Zealand National Team today in the ongoing New Zealand Tour. Having defeated New Zealand A team in the first two matches, India are upbeat but the Black Sticks will prove real challenge for the visitors at Nelson, live streaming of the match is available here.
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Riding on double strike by SK Uthappa, the India Men Hockey team managed to win against New Zealand A in the second game of the New Zealand Tour. In the 2nd practice match against New Zealand A, India won by 2-1, while in the 1st match scoreline was 3-1, with goals coming from three different players (Akashdeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh and Nikkin Thimmaiah).
SK Uthappa scored a brace for India in 2-1 victory against New Zealand ‘A’
The first quarter saw both the teams going on the attack on each other’s defending zones. But in the 5th minute, Indian forwards from Karnataka SV Sunil, Nikkin Thimmaiah and SK Uthappa combined well to score. Sunil entered the D and passed the ball to Nikkin and he sent the ball to SK Uthappa, who brilliantly sent the ball in the nets giving no chance to the opponent’s goalkeeper to react. India continued its pressure and maintained good ball possession, keeping the opponents defence busy all through. But with no further goals added, the quarter ended 1-0 in India’s favour. Continue reading →
The India Men Hockey team defeated New Zealand A by 3-1 to start their New Zealand tour on winning note in Auckland. India will be playing their 2nd practice match against New Zealand ‘A’ tomorrow at 0530 AM IST, i.e. 1300 in local time, followed by 4 test matches against New Zealand national team.
India Men Hockey team listening to coach Roelant Oltmans after the match against New Zealand A at Auckland 2015
India played good hockey in patches after taking time to settle in matches. Second quarter of the match saw the best display from the visitors, while youngsters Akashdeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh and Nikkin Thimmaiah scored fantastic goals to earn win. Continue reading →