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Indian women's hockey end tour on a high; beat hosts New Zealand 3-0
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Indian women's hockey end tour on a high; beat hosts New Zealand 3-0

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Auckland, Feb 5: A determined Indian Women's Hockey Team beat hosts New Zealand 3-0 to end their New Zealand Tour on a high.

Double goals by Navneet Kaur (45' & 58') and a goal by Sharmila (54') ended the New Zealand tour on a high. Though India had begun the tour on a positive note, having won their first match 4-0 against the New Zealand Development Squad, the team had lost the following two matches 2-1 and 1-0 respectively to the New Zealand National Team.

In their previous match, however, Skipper Rani's lone goal had ensured India register a 1-0 win against Great Britain. Playing their last match in the five-match Tour, India stuck to a disciplined structure, remained assertive in their attack and ensured a good finish without letting the pressure daunt their efforts to win. (UNI)