India hockey eves are set to face Trinidad and Tobago in their third game of the Commonwealth Games at the Glasgow National Hockey Center on Monday.
Trinidad and Tobago were hammered by South Africa 16-0 in their opening fixture, while New Zealand thrashed them in the second match 14-0. However, they displayed a better performance in the third match, but still went down 4-1 against Canada.
It is expected to be an easy outing for India against a team that have lost all its matches in this multisport event so far. India, on the other hand, after winning the opening fixture against Canada, went down in the second match against New Zealand.
The Black Sticks set the tempo and opened the scoring in the third minute through G. Flynn, when she converted a penalty corner. Indian players got their acts together after conceding an early goal and managed to keep New Zealand at bay in the first half.
India's midfielders and strikers showed some sharp movements in the opening 35 minutes but they failed to score the equaliser. The India eves continued to play attacking hockey in the second half but the Kiwi defence never allowed them a way through to goal.
After dominating the first ten minutes of the second half, India provided yet another opening to Kiwis and they made it 2-0. Anita Punt scored the second goal on a penalty corner in the 46th minute.
The Kiwis were again on target seven minutes later, when they were give a penalty stroke, and Punt made no mistake in completing her brace.
The stats were heavily stacked against India as they only managed two shots on goal, while the Black Sticks fired 12 shots and it was pretty much visible in the final result, as New Zealand ran out 3-0 winners.
After being defeated by the much higher-ranked Black Sticks women, India will now look to get their quest for a medal back on track against the minnows T&T.
Indian Squad: Goalkeeper: Savita
Defenders: Deep Grace Ekka, Deepika, Kirandeep Kaur, Namita Toppo and Jaspreet Kaur.
Midfielders: Ritu Rani (c), Sushila Chanu, Lilima Minz, Vandana Katariya and Navjot Kaur.
Forwards: Rani Rampal, Poonam Rani, Ritusha Arya, Anupa Barla and Anuradha Devi.
Where to Watch Live
The match between Trinidad and Tobago vs India is set for a 7:00 pm local time (11:30 pm IST) start, with live coverage in India is on Ten Sports and live streaming option HERE and HERE. The action will be available live on CBS Sports in Canada with online streaming option HERE.
BBC will telecast the games live in the United Kingdom, with live streaming option HERE or follow the updates HERE. Network Ten will broadcast the matches live in Australia with an online viewing option HERE. For International viewers, including the United States, the action will be available live on official Commonwealth Games 2014 YouTube channel for free HERE.