The Indian women’s hockey team continued with their imperious form as they defeated a spirited Belarus side 2-1 to register their fourth consecutive victory in the five-match Test series in Bhopal on Monday.
Led by captain Rani, the Indian women were quick to start off the blocks as Renuka Yadav scored a field goal in the 6th minute of the match.
The first quarter went on to become an eventful one for the Indians, as Gurjit Kaur successfully converted a PC in the 12th minute to take her side 2-0 up against the Belarus outfit.
The visitors responded in the second quarter as Nastassia Syrayezhka scored a field goal in the 21st minute to bridge the deficit. However, the Indian defence held strong thereafter, as the Belarus eves were denied any opportunity to score in the two goalless quarters after half time. The match was eventually sealed in favour of India.
Earlier, India won the first three Tests by 3-1, 5-1 and 2-1 respectively.