New Zealand vs India Full Match Highlights – In this match of Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 New Zealand and India team were face to face. This match was being played in Oi Hockey Stadium South Pitch. This stadium is located in Shinagawa City, Yashio, Japan.
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First Half New Zealand 1-2 India
In the first half, both the teams started well. Both the teams were giving equal competition to each other. In the 6th minute, New Zealand’s team got a golden opportunity to score a goal in the form of a penalty corner and they scored India’s first goal without wasting this opportunity. This goal was scored by Kane Russell.
India’s team also made a comeback soon. In the 10th minute, India also got a penalty corner, which India did not lose and scored a goal to level the match at 1-1. Rupinder Pal Singh scored this goal.
India’s team got another penalty corner in the 26th minute. India did not let this golden opportunity go from their hands and scored the second goal before the first half was over. Harmanpreet Singh scored this goal.
26' INDIA TAKE THE LEAD! 🤩— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) July 24, 2021
The #MenInBlue try a different plan and it pays off as @13harmanpreet expertly finds the back of the net. Way to go! 💙
🇳🇿 1:2 🇮🇳#NZLvIND #HaiTayyar #IndiaKaGame #TokyoTogether #StrongerTogether #HockeyInvites pic.twitter.com/mMvNNpN0wU
At the end of first half India Lead this game by 2-1.
Second Half New Zealand 2-3 India
From the beginning of the second half, both the teams played an attacking game. India won another penalty corner in the 33rd minute and India scored another goal to consolidate their lead. Harmanpreet Singh also scored this goal. Thanks to this goal, India took a 3-1 lead in this match.
33' INDIA MAKE IT THREE. 🤩@13harmanpreet at it again and he beautifully navigates the ball to the back of the net with sheer power. 💙— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) July 24, 2021
🇳🇿 1:3 🇮🇳#NZLvIND #HaiTayyar #IndiaKaGame #TokyoTogether #StrongerTogether #HockeyInvites pic.twitter.com/P5yea3NQNq
New Zealand’s team was also eager to make a comeback in this match. Stephen Jenness’s goal in the 43rd minute revived New Zealand’s hopes.
New Zealand got a chance to make a comeback in form of penalty corner in 57th minute but they could not convert this opportunity into a goal. No more goal was scored in this half which leads to India victory.
Hockey New Zealand vs India Full Match Highlights: Tokyo Olympics 2020
India won this exciting game by defeating New Zealand by 3-2. Team India started their campaign with a victory in this match.