News Karnataka
Thursday, February 02 2023
Sports

India enter women’s ACT final despite going down 2-3 to China

Photo Credit :

Singapore: India put a valiant fight before going down 2-3 to China in their last group match, but still qualified for the women’s Asian Champions Trophy (ACT) hockey final here on Friday, November 4.

India have finished as the second placed team after China following the end of the group stage and the two teams will lock horns again in the summit clash on Saturday. Following Friday’s final round robin game, India finished their group engagements with seven points while China climbed to the top spot with nine.

Of their four group matches, the Indian eves have won two and lost one.

On Saturday, China’s Cheng Yahan scored the opening goal in the 35th minute before Gou Qui Deepika doubled their lead in the 51st minute. For India, Poonam Rani scored in the 52nd minute and Vandana Kataria found the target in the 55th minute. Ou Zixia secured the win for China in the dying minutes as she scored in the 58th minute.

Both teams started the proceeding on a positive note but soon Neil Hawgood-coached India failed to stop the counter-attacks for China as a result they scored the opening goal to take a vital lead.

Soon, Qui doubled the lead by scoring in the 51st minute to take her team to a comfortable position.

After conceeding two quick goals, India pulled-up their socks and started rotating the ball to find the openings. The Indian eves penetrated the Chinese circle several times but success came in the last quarter via Poonam as she tapped the ball into an empty net to score the first goal.

A few minutes later, Vandana scored the equaliser to give India some hope, but Zixia scored in the dying minutes of the game to clinch the issue for China.

Share this:
MANY DROPS MAKE AN OCEAN
Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rohan City Corp
Rohan City Corp

Find the best odds at 10Cric and ipl betting 2021! Signup today and get up to a 100% deposit bonus.

To get the latest news on WhatsApp