1 Feb 2009

New Zealand womens hockey team lose to India

1:37 pm on 1 February 2009

The New Zealand men's hockey team have been beaten by hosts India 2-nil in their opening game of the Punjab Gold Cup in front of 12-thousand spectators.

The game was evenly balanced up to the 20th minute when the Indians were awarded a controversial penalty corner which was converted by Sandeep Singh, their renowned dragflick specialist.

The match was a first for four New Zealand players Joel Baker, Dave Green, Shay Neal and Priyesh Bhana.