Indian women hockey team fought well before losing 4-2 to Belgium in a classification match of the Champions Challenge 1 tournament, here on Saturday.
Belgium captain Charlotte de Vos scored the first goal for her team in the 20th minute. Five minutes later Poonam Rani drew parity for India by converting a penalty corner.
The Belgium team came back well as Emilie Sinia found the net through a field goal in the 28th minute. Indian team defended well and did not let Belgium score any more goals till the end of the first half.
In the second half Indian eves came back strong. Monika neutralised the lead in the 44th minute through a field goal.
In the very next minute (45th Minute) Louise Versa Vel scored to yet again to put Belgium ahead. In the 60th minute, Sinia scored her second goal to take the game away from the Indians.
India next play hosts Scotland for seventh place.