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Mar 27, 2006 02:04 PM IST

The Indian women's hockey team, which bagged the silver in the Commonwealth Games, returned home with a tinge of disappointment at not being able to defend the title it had won four years ago in Manchester.

The Indian women's hockey team, which bagged the silver in the Commonwealth Games, returned home with a tinge of disappointment at not being able to defend the title it had won four years ago in Manchester.

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The silver-medal, which came India's way after they fought bravely against a formidable Australia in the final was a creditable finish for the side given that some key members played with injuries in the title clash but the players could not hide their disappointment at not bagging the gold.

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Coach MK Kaushik said some missed chances cost India the chance to grab golden glory.

"We could have won gold. But we missed some chances. In the first match we achieved 100 per cent success against Australia in converting penalty corners. If we could have done that in the final then we would have won it. But we wasted four panalty corners," he said on his arrival with the team from Melbourne on Sunday night.

However, the coach said the team played well and the overall show had been good.

"But we can take heart from the fact that the overall performance was good," he said.

Asked about India's chances in the World Cup in Madrid later this year, Kaushik said the team would have to "work really hard to do well in the premier competition".

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