Black Sticks defeated by India men and Argentina women in Christchurch

The visitors India men and Argentina women edged past the Black Sticks teams by just one goal respectively, at Marist Park at St Bede’s College in Christchurch (New Zealand) tonight. The winning goals came in the last few minutes of the matches.

Black Sticks Hugo Inglis tackled by India's Birendra Lakra at Marist Park, Christchurch (Credits: John Davidson / www.photosport.nz)

Black Sticks Hugo Inglis tackled by India’s Birendra Lakra at Marist Park, Christchurch (Credits: John Davidson / www.photosport.nz)

With this win, India are leading in the series by 2-1, as India lost the 1st match of the series by 2-0 and won second match by 3-1 at Nelson. In the last match of the series, the Black Sticks Men face India in the South Island Tour at 13:00 local time i.e. 05:30 IST this Sunday in Christchurch. Live streaming of the India vs New Zealand test series is available here. Continue reading →

India beat New Zealand by 3-1 to level the series

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 Singh (Indian Hockey Player)

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 →

New Zealand beat India 2-0, make it double victory for Black Sticks at Nelson

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

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 →

Live Streaming: India vs New Zealand 1st Hockey Test in Nelson

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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Uthappa’s Double Strike help India in victory over New Zealand ‘A’

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'

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 →

India Start New Zealand Tour on Winning Note

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 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 →