Tokyo Olympics Update: India beats New Zealand in Hockey yesterday
Here, is the Hockey tournament IND vs NZ updates straight coming from Tokyo Olympics Hockey Match. Yesterday’s match was between India and New Zealand which was being played at the Oi Hockey Stadium South Pitch.
Synopsis of the match
The Indian team needed a strong defense in the last quarter. Then, entered goal-keeper PR Sreejesh. New Zealand was fully prepared to score their third goal and had an opportunity to win three penalties in the last few minutes before the completion of the match, giving a lot of anxiety to the Indian players. PR Sreejesh held his grip tough and protected all the three goals by the New Zealanders at bay. As a result, India was competent to survive till the end and took the lead in the match by beating New Zealand in their initial match in the Tokyo Olympics, turning the scoreboard to 3-2.
Before, Stephen Jenness lessened the debt for New Zealand at the spasm of the third quarter that motivated them to return more powerful in the last quarter. Interestingly, India still had a grip on the lead 3-2 till the completion of the third quarter. Later, Harmanpreet, out of thin air, scored his second goal and India’s overall third goal. This was utilized to India’s advantage and expanded the lead to 3-1 in the third quarter. Harmanpreet was also the justification behind India snatching the lead in the middle of the second quarter which gradually went to half-time with the total score of 2-1, again in India’s courtesy.
Rupinder Pal Singh scored the penalty stroke in the first quarter and by the end of the first quarter, both the teams had equal scores. 1-1
The Indian men’s hockey has a prosperous past in the Summer Games, winning the gold by a remarkable eight times in the past. With a present world placing of four, the Indians have contemplated a brilliant medal nominee this time also in Tokyo Olympics.