Hastings (New Zealand): The Indian women's hockey team slumped to their second consecutive defeat in the Hawke's Bay Cup after suffering a crushing 0-4 defeat against Ireland yesterday.

After a barren first quarter, th Indian defence let in two goals in the next 15 minutes when Anna O'Flanagan (25thminute) and Nicola Daly (29th) scored twice for Ireland in a span of five minutes.

After the change of ends, Chloe Watkins (37th) made the scoreline 3-0 in Ireland's favour before Megan Frazer (44th) found the net again for the Irish girls seven minutes later.

Indian eves had earlier lost 0-1 to hosts New Zealand in the tournament opener. India will next play China in their next Pool B match on April 5.