Having won the first match 2-1 on Friday, India came out with purpose and it took them a total of 34 seconds to get their first goal. Their attack from the starting whistle led to a penalty corner that was deflected by a Dutch defender and then turned in by Rajwinder in front of the goal.
England stalwart Sam Ward was the hero as he converted a penalty stroke in the last seconds of the match to make it 3-3 for the visitors as they came back from a goal twice to hold India in regulation time. With both teams missing a few chances in the shoot-out, Abhishek scored with an assured effort to make it 2-2 from five attempts each in the shoot-out.
The Indian team has so far played eight matches in this season of the Pro League. The team is currently second on the table behind Germany, who have 17 points. India have 16 points.
The Indians could not play their best game against the inexperienced Germans at the Kalinga Stadium.
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