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Indian women’s hockey team loses 2-3 to GBR in FIH Pro League | Hockey News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian women’s hockey team put up a valiant fight against Great Britain in London on Sunday, despite losing 2-3 in a closely contested match in the FIH Pro League.
The team showcased their best performance of the European leg, mounting a remarkable comeback in the second half after being down 0-2.
Watson Charlotte gave GBR an early lead, scoring two goals within two minutes in the first quarter, leaving India struggling to respond.
The second quarter saw no goals from either side, but Navneet Kaur managed to pull one back for India in the 34th minute through a field effort.
Sharmila Devi then equalized in the 56th minute, raising hopes of a draw.
However, just a minute later, Petter Isabelle converted a penalty corner, shattering Indian hopes and securing a hard-fought victory for GBR.
India earned five penalty corners throughout the match but failed to convert any, while GBR capitalized on one of their three chances.
The Indian women’s hockey team has faced a challenging run in the FIH Pro League, with Sunday’s loss being their sixth consecutive defeat in the European leg.
They had previously lost to Germany 1-3 on Saturday and suffered two defeats each against Belgium and Argentina in Antwerp earlier this month. The team is set to face Germany again on June 8 in their next match in London.
(With inputs from PTI)