India down hosts New Zealand in Four-Nations hockey

Tauranga (New Zealand), Jan 20:
A structured defence and clinical attack saw India beat hosts New Zealand 3-1 in the final round robin match of the double-leg Four Nations Invitational Hockey Tournament at Blake Park here today.
India will play the final tomorrow against Belgium, who beat Japan 4-1.
It was India’s young brigade Harmanpreet Singh (2′), Dilpreet Singh (12′) and Mandeep Singh (47′) who scored after the team had suffered a 0-2 loss against Belgium in their previous match.
India’s mantra today was to play aggressive and that’s exactly what they did right from the start.
Their first breakthrough came as early as the second minute of the match when a circle entry fetched them a PC created by Mandeep Singh. (PTI)