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India women beat Belarus, score third successive win in five-Test hockey series

India women skipper Rani scored a brace as they came from a goal down to beat Belarus 3-1 to notch up their third consecutive win in the five-Test hockey series.

other sports Updated: Mar 05, 2017 20:42 IST
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India women’s skipper Rani scored twice as the team bounced back to beat Belarus 3-1 in the five-Test series
India women’s skipper Rani scored twice as the team bounced back to beat Belarus 3-1 in the five-Test series(Getty Images)

India’s women’s hockey team beat Belarus 3-1 to clinch their third successive win in the five-Test Series.

After a goalless first quarter, it was Belarus who took the lead when their skipper Ryta Batura scored in the 24th minute through a penalty corner.

But the visitors failed to hold on to the lead as India skipper Rani scored two back-to-back field goals in the 35th and 39th minute to put India in command with a 2-1 lead.

Deepika scored India’s third goal in the 42nd minute to take a 3-1 lead while the defenders did well to keep the visitors from scoring in the final quarter to ensure a win.

This is a warm-up tournament ahead of their Hockey World League Round 2 tournament in Canada in April.