India play out 1-1 draw with Spain in second tour game

first_img Next India play out 1-1 draw with Spain in second tour gameAfter going down 2-3 to Spain in their opening match on Saturday, the Indian team put up a spirited performance in a high-voltage second encounter in Murcia on Sunday. advertisement Indo-Asian News Service MurciaJanuary 28, 2019UPDATED: January 28, 2019 10:11 IST India failed to hold on to their lead in the second match of their tour to Spain on Sunday (@TheHockeyIndia Photo)HIGHLIGHTSGurjit Kaur scored the only goal for India in the 43rd minute before Maria Tost equalised for the hostsIndia came up with a spirited show in Murcia a day after they lost a closely-fought match 2-3India will play the third match of their Spain tour on Tuesday, January 29The Indian women’s hockey team drew 1-1 with hosts Spain in an intense second match of their tour here.Gurjit Kaur (43′) scored her second goal of the tournament while Maria Tost (49′) scored for Spain.After going down 2-3 to Spain in their opening match on Saturday, the Indian team put up a spirited performance in a high-voltage second encounter in Murcia.While the first quarter ended in a stalemate, the second quarter saw India make a breakthrough with their first penalty corner of the match. The penalty corner was re-taken but well-saved by the Spanish goalkeeper.India’s lead in the third quarter falls short as @rfe_hockey equalize in the final quarter of the proceedings to finish the second match of the Spain Tour in a hard-fought draw. #IndiaKaGame #INDvESP pic.twitter.com/HyrPxx0Md4Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) January 27, 2019The score continued to be 0-0 at half-time but Spain created a penalty corner opportunity soon into the third quarter. The Indian goalkeeper made an impressive save to deny the hosts.In the following minutes, India increased their tempo that resulted in yet another penalty corner which was brilliantly struck by dragflicker Gurjit in the 43rd minute.The 1-0 lead against the 2018 Women’s World Cup bronze medal winners didn’t last too long as a defensive lapse by India gave way to Spain scoring a beautiful field goal through Maria in the 49th minute to level the scores 1-1.The final quarter remained intense until the hooter with both teams taking their game a notch above and pushing for a winning goal but neither succeeded with the match ending in a draw.advertisementOn Tuesday, India will play their third match against Spain.Also Read | Spain tour a great opportunity for India ahead of Olympics qualifying: RaniAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India women’s hockey teamFollow India vs SpainFollow India hockey tour SpainFollow Gurjit Kaurlast_img read more

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