The Indian junior hockey team was held to a 1-1 draw by Belgium in its third round robin match of the U-23 Five Nations Tournament.

The Indian team had a mixed bag of results in its first two matches of the tournament as it beat Ireland 5-0 in the first match before losing 1-3 to Britain.

However, a strong performance against the hosts was needed and the Indian forwards did not disappoint as they produced an attacking display.

The Indian junior women’s hockey team, meanwhile, defeated Belgium 2-0 to clinch its third consecutive victory at the Under-23 Six Nations Tournament here.

Sangita Kumari (36th minute) and Salima Tete (42nd minute) scored to give India the win, Hockey India stated.

In their first match, the Indian team had a convincing win against Ireland 4-1, followed by a 1-0 triumph over Great Britain.

The Preeti Dubey-led outfit put up a resilient performance to ensure they remained unbeaten in the tournament.

India will take on Canada in their fourth match.PTI

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