Hockey India (HI) had initially decided to send a second-string team to the CWG due to the short turnaround time between the Birmingham event and the Hangzhou Asian Games, which is a qualifier for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Gurjit's (37th, 61st minutes) two penalty corner conversions and Lalremsiami's (4th) field strike cancelled out Agustina Gorzelany's (22, 37th, 45th) hat-trick to take the match into the shoot-out.
Still in with an outside chance of finishing at the top of the standings, the Indian men would be hoping to sign off their campaign on a high against the mighty Netherlands.
Hendrickx (49th, 59th) produced two goals in the fourth quarter to go with a 33rd minute goal from Nicolas de Kerpel as the Olympic champions fought back from a 0-1 deficit to get the better of India.
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The Indian team was down 1-3 with just eight minutes left in the match but made it 3-3 to force a penalty shoot out.
An attacking start to the match saw both the teams creating opportunities in the opening minutes, but it was Belgium who got better as they took the lead through captain Nelen Barbara in the third minute.
It took namesakes Arshdeep Singh and Arshdeep Singh Junior's heroics coupled with Bharat Thakur's brilliance to hand Punjab their first-ever gold in boys' hockey as they scored a 3-1 win over Uttar Pradesh in the final played in Fourth Khelo India Youth Games at Panchkula.
The Shahbad player, whose father Phoolchand works as a mason, was the top scorer for Haryana with seven goals and her two goals in the final against Odisha set up the title win for the hosts.
Rajinder Singh scored one goal and Bharat Thakur added two more for Punjab while Shardanand Tiwari pulled one goal back for Uttar Pradesh.
While the Indian men's team is scheduled to play hosts Belgium followed by games against the Netherlands, the women will play Belgium, Argentina and the United States.
Indian women's hockey team chief coach Janneke Schopman agreed with Reid, stating that the upcoming FIH Pro League matches are crucial for Commonwealth Games' preparation.
Led by captain Birendra Lakra, India put up a solid defensive performance to defend a 1-0 lead for most of the match to beat Japan and win the bronze medal at the continental championship.
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After initially mulling not taking part in the competition at all, Hockey India had said they would prioritise the Asian Games over the CWG, given that the continental event offers a direct berth at the Olympics.
Malaysia's 5-0 win over Japan early in the day meant that an outright win became a pre-requisite for India to qualify for the summit clash.
At the top, Australia (2842.258) and Netherlands (3049.495) continued to be the world number one ranked teams in the men's and women's ranking.
India had earlier defeated Japan 2-1 in their first match on Saturday.
Maninder Singh earned India a penalty corner in the 13th minute but Nilam Sanjeep Xess' effort was saved by the Japanese defence.
Both India and Pakistan finished on four points each in Pool A behind Japan but the defending champions qualified for the next round due to better goal difference (+1).
India needed to beat Indonesia by a 15-0 margin or more to make it to the next round and the defending champions rode on splendid show from Dipsan Tirkey, who hammered five goals, and Sudev Belimagga, who sounded the board thrice.
The defeat severely dents India's hopes of qualifying for the second round as their fate is no longer in their hands.
India has had the upper hand in almost all the recent encounters. In that context, a 1-1 result against the traditional rivals would have been considered a bit of a disappointment.
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