Women’s hockey Test: India overcome fighting Belarus 3-1, clinch series 5-0
The Indian women’s hockey team gave a good account of itself in the fifth and final Test, overcoming a stubborn Belarus resistance with Vandana Katariya, Gurjit Kaur and Rani on targetother sports Updated: Mar 08, 2017 14:00 IST
The Indian women’s hockey team defeated a fighting Belarus side 3-1 to make a clean sweep of the five-match Test series in Bhopal on Wednesday.
Captained by striker Rani, India were quick to get off the blocks as Vandana Katariya scored a stunning field goal in the sixth minute. In an eventful first quarter, Gurjit Kaur then converted a penalty corner in the 15th minute to make it 2-0
Both teams displayed good defensive structure in the next two quarters, with the visitors finding the breakthrough goal in the 52nd minute with Yuliya Mikheichyk converting a penalty corner.
However, the Indian defence held strong thereafter and converted a penalty corner through Rani in the 55th minute to seal the match.