India started the match brilliantly and took the lead within 30 seconds thanks to a field goal from Abhishek. Abhishek took possession of the ball from the right end and after hitting four defenders, netted Dutch second-choice goalkeeper Mauritz Wieser to score the goal. The Netherlands, however, equalized in the seventh minute with a penalty corner from Zip Jensen. There was a tough competition between the world number three team Netherlands and the fourth number team India. Netherlands got another penalty corner in the 11th minute which was thwarted by goalkeeper PR Sreejesh.
Netherlands got three more penalty corners but they failed to penetrate the Indian defence. Harmanpreet Singh failed to score a penalty corner for India in the 16th minute. India got two consecutive penalty corners two minutes before the interval but the team could not convert them into goals. In the third quarter, Jorit Kroon took the Netherlands 2-1 in the 45th minute. India got many chances to score after this but its players could not deceive Wiser.