CWG: India's women's hockey lose 0-3 to New Zealand

Glasgow: India's women's hockey team eves failed to keep their winning momentum going as they were blanked 0-3 by a higher-ranked New Zealand in their second group match at the CWG yesterday.

India, ranked 13th in the world, showed glimpses of individual brilliance but failed to combine as team to be able to break the resolute defence of the fourth-ranked Black Sticks.

For New Zealand, Anita Punt scored two goals while Gemma Flynn added the third. NZ opened the scoring in the third minute when Flynn utilised their first penalty corner and scored from a goal-mouth scramble.

After the change, the Kiwis continued to dominate and doubled their lead in the 46th minute from another penalty corner, perfectly converted by Punt. Punt later scored off a penalty strike to make it 3-0.

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