Hockey: India hold Germany to 3-3 draw
After conceding two consecutive defeats, India won their first point at the Hockey World League (HWL) Final by managing a draw against Germany here on Monday.
India and Germany managed to score 3-3 in the match.
India managed to take an initial lead via an own-goal by the Germans in the 19th minute.
In the 24th minute, Oliver Korn scored the equiliser for the opponents.
Rupinderpal Singh's penalty-corner conversion ensure India finished the first half of the game with a slender lead of 2-1.
An own goal from Indian side helped the Germans reach 2-2.
India showed another spirited performance to move up 3-2 as Dharamvir Singh scored for the hosts in the 52nd minute of the game.
Thilo Stralkowski field goal in the 68th minute equalised the score 3-3.
England continued their dream run continued as they defeated New Zealand 5-1 in another Pool A match on Monday to remain unbeaten in the tournament.
In Pool B, Australia beat Argentina 6-1 while Netherlands and belgium drew 2-2.
India will face Australia in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
(Posted on 14-01-2014)