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India start on winning note
February 01, 2009 11:15 IST
India blanked New Zealand [Images] 2-0 to start their campaign in the four-nation Punjab Gold Cup hockey tournament on a winning note.
Skipper Sandeep Singh put the hosts ahead, converting a penalty-corner in the 18th minute and forward Shivendra Singh sealed victory with six minutes remaining.
In the second match of the day, Holland defeated World and Olympic [Images] champions Germany [Images] by an identical margin thanks to a field goal from Lucas Judge and a penalty-corner conversion by Jeroen Hertzberger.
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