India defeat New Zealand by 3-2 in third match

Christchurch, Oct 9:
A last-minute goal by Dharamvir Singh paved the way for the Indian men’s hockey team’s narrow 3-2 win over New Zealand in the third match of the ongoing tour here today.
The first quarter started with a series of attacks initiated by the Indian side that dominated the entire session.
Without wasting much time, Akashdeep Singh broke into the opponents’ defence from the left flank but, unfortunately, his attack was stopped by New Zealand’s Nick Haig. In the 10th minute India were awarded with a penalty corner that was effectively converted by Rupinder Pal Singh, giving the visitors the lead.
The opening goal got the hosts on the back-foot and they tried to get back in the game but were continuously denied by the strong Indian defence, leaving the scorecard at 1-0 in favour of India at the end of the quarter.(PTI)