The Indian eves lived up to their defending champions tag as Vandana Katariya’s brace helped them get the better of China by a score of 3-1 to secure their second consecutive win at the Asian Champions Trophy. The Indian women’s hockey team will next play Malaysia in their round-robin game tomorrow.
India started on the offensive from the outset as Katriya broke the Chinese
In the second quarter of the game, India managed to carry on the momentum that was given by Katariya and co and also showed defensive skills to nullify Chinese attack. Indian custodian Savita came to India’s rescue when she denied China from their fifth penalty corner in the third quarter.
India, however, attacked with more intent in the fourth and final quarter of the game and that paid huge dividend as Gurjit Kaur scored with a low, grounded flick to make the scoreline 3-1. After trailing by two goals, the Chinese had to go all out in the remaining minutes of the game and in the process, they secured their sixth penalty of the match. However, the Indian
Now, India will lock horns with Malaysia, got the better of Japan 3-2 in another encounter today, in their next round-robin match tomorrow.
“It was important to hold our defence against a dangerous Chinese team who have the ability to
“Our aim today was to start well and get an early lead to put pressure on them and it worked. It was a complete team effort.”