The Indian women hockey team’s all-round performance helped the side beat South Korea 3-1 in the fourth match of a five-match series in Seoul on Friday, thanks to Gurjit Kaur and Deepika, who gave India an early lead. The fifth and final match of the series will be played on Sunday.
In the ongoing five-match series between India and South Korea, the visitors took an unassailable 3-1 lead after registering a win in the fourth encounter. India started to put the pressure on the Korean
After defending well enough to keep the hosts at arm's length, India had a chance to double their advantage as they won a penalty corner of their own in the 14th minute. And just as Gurjit Kaur had done, Deepika converted it into a goal and put India in a strong position at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter of the game, both teams were looking for a chance and the players were seemed fighting for the possession in the midfield which meant that the goalkeepers didn't have too much to do.
Even in the third quarter of the game, the story was pretty much the same as the second one with the hosts struggling to open their account. But with Korea needing a win to stay alive in the series and India a win away from securing the series, the game still had a competitive edge to it.
In the search of the third goal, India showed a perfect team effort at the start of the fourth quarter which included some clean precise passing and