Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
Associate PartnerAssociate Partner
  
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Hockey
1-min read

Indian Hockey Colts Beat Germany, Eves Lose To England

Drag-flicker Varun Kumar scored a brace to guide India to a 3-1 win over Germany in their opening game of the four-nation Invitational hockey tournament.

Press Trust Of India

Updated:October 25, 2016, 1:31 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Indian Hockey Colts Beat Germany, Eves Lose To England
Image Credit: Getty Images.

Valencia, Spain: Drag-flicker Varun Kumar scored a brace to guide India to a 3-1 win over Germany in their opening game of the four-nation Invitational hockey tournament.

Varun struck in the 17th and 25th minutes before Ajay Yadav rounded off the tally for India in the 68th minute.

However, it was a disappointing start for India's junior women's hockey team as they lost 0-3 to England in their opening match of the five-nation Invitational tournament.

In the men's match, both India and Germany began the proceedings on an intense note. It was India that wrested the initiative with their first penalty corner of the game which Varun converted in the 17th minute.

India kept up the pressure consistently, but Germany drew level in the 22nd minute through a strike from Kai Aichinger.

But the Indians restored their lead three minutes later, when Varun converted another penalty corner to go into the breather with one-goal advantage.

India put up a stubborn defence in the second half and did not allow the Germans too many forays into their area. The one clear chance that came Germany's way in the second half was from a penalty in the final minutes which was palmed away expertly by Indian goalkeeper Vikas Dahiya.

Trailing by a goal, the Germans went all out attacking and in the process left gaps in their defence and India utilised the opportunity from a counter-attack when Ajay sounded the board two minutes from the final hooter.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

| Edited by: Pratik Sagar
Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results