Indian women's hockey team beat Germany 2-1
Valencia, Feb 23 (IANS)
In a hard fought match here, the Indian women's hockey team emerged victorious 2-1 over Germany in what was the last match of their tour of Spain. Both teams started cautiously as neither wanted to give the initial edge to the other. The teams made attempts to strike, but their efforts went in vain as the first half ended 0-0.
It was Deepika who opened the scoring to help India surge ahead in the 40th minute by converting a field goal. Germany did not sit back and pressed hard in search of an equaliser, but India displayed some spectacular stick work to dominate and keep possession.
It was through the stick of Amandeep Singh, who converted a penalty corner in the 55th minute, giving India a 2-0 lead.
Germany's Marie Mavers finally broke the shackles and slapped the ball towards the nets to pump in their lone goal in the 59th minute. Unable to add further, the game ended in favour of India.
The matches were in preparation for the World League Round 2 to be held in New Delhi from March 7 to 15.