Birmingham, Jul 30: The Indian Hockey team lost their very first match of the three test match series of their Europe tour to Britain, 1-3.
Indian and Britain teams clashed in the rain-soaked opening of the European Tour following the inauguration in which the Lord Mayor met both the teams.
England teams off strong with the first goal from Ben Hawes in the very first minute.
India seemed to recover soon after gifting first of the ten penalty shots to England, when Dhananjay Mahadik scored one for the team.
However, with the 18th minute goal from Barry Middleton, India showed no signs of revival to be finally defeated with the third goal from Richard Smith in the 68th minute.