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Germany down Indian eves in a hard fought encounter

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Germany down Indian eves in a hard fought encounter

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Amlan Majumdar

02/29/2016

The second encounter between Indian and Germany at Stellenbosch ended in a hard fought loss for the Indian eves by a score line of 2-3. Sunita Lakra and Anuradha Devi Thokchom scored the goals for the Indian team, while Hannah Kruger's brace and Lisa Marie Schutze's goals won it for the Germans.

The first period started with the Indian Team looking to make up for the loss in the previous encounter against Germany. India started on an attacking note and were soon rewarded with a penalty corner conversion by Sunita Lakra in the first quarter of the match. The first quarter ended with India leading 1-0.

The second quarter started with Germany looking to make a comeback as German Lisa Marie Schutze took over and scored a field goal to bring the score to an even 1-1. The Indian Team also fought back playing a counter attacking game and in the end moments of the second quarter the goal came from the stick of Anuradha Devi Thokchom putting India in the lead again at 2-1. Germany came back strongly through Hannah Kruger who converted the penalty corner and once again brought the scores to an equilibrium. The first half of the match ended with the score locked at 2-2.

The third quarter witnessed no goals from either side as both defences were on top and the quarter ended at 2-2.

The fourth quarter witnessed a stark change in the game as both teams moved into complete attack mode and played a very high pressing game. Hannah Kruger in the dying moments of the match became the hero for Germany as she converted her second penalty corner of the match to give Germany an exciting win by 3 goals to 2.

The next match of the South African tour will be played between India and Scotland on 1st March 2016.

Report Courtesy: © Hockey India Media

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