Indian women's hockey team goes down 1-3 to Netherlands

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Cape Town: Salima Tete scored the only goal for India in the 50th minute as they went down to world No.1 Netherlands 1-3 in their second friendly hockey tie at the picturesque Cape Town on Thursday.

Netherlands made a sensational start with a fourth-minute goal from Marijn Veen. They doubled the lead in the 13th minute with yet another field goal -- this time by Lidewij Welten.

She also scored the third goal in the 29th minute.

In the 50th minute, Salima brought some respite for India with a fine penalty-corner conversion.

India had lost the first friendly to the Dutch by the same margin.

India had earlier beaten South Africa thrice while drawing a game in the four-match series.

They will conclude their tour with the last match against Netherlands on January 28. PTI

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