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Summary- India’s attack and defence was put to test as it faced a much higher ranked England side, losing 1-3. The sole goal for the Indians came from Vandana Katariya’s deflection on Gurjit’s penalty corner stroke. England’s Ansley, Howard and Martin scored to hold a dominant position in the game. Apart from the goals scored, England goalkeeper Maddie managed to save several goals. India’s pitfall was its inability to convert penalty corners.
15’- Martin goes in the D and Savita saves, Udita gets the ball away from the D. Navneet into the circle, PC corner for India with nine secs remaining. VANDANA FINALLY MANAGES TO GET A GOAL FOR INDIA AS ENGLAND STILL LEAD 1-3!
13’- Howards and Hunt have a mix up as the ball land in the hands of the Indians.
10’- Howard takes the ball, and England counters. However, Gurjit gets behind her and deflects the ball before it does too much harm.
7’- England gets Penalty Corner. And Hannah Martin scores the third goal for England as India trails 3-0!
5’- England sets screen plays in this quarter, more than any quarter.
4’- Vandana hits Toman on the feet. PC for India! A miss from India.
3’- Penalty Corner for India. A save, but yet another PC, which leads to England refer saying it hit the glove not the foot. They keep their referral.
2’- England holds ball possession as India fail to control.
15’- Hamilton’s defence gets better off India as she dribbles it out of the England D.
13’ - Hinch saves England from Sangita’s attempt to score a goal. INDIA GETS A PENALTY CORNER AS THE BALL HITS OWSLEY’S LEG. A SAVE! YET ANOTHER PC. MONIKA WITH A HIT, BUT THE BALL GOES WIDE!
11’- Navneet whacks her stick and injures an England player.
10’-Tess Howard gets stick into Hamilton’s flick. ITS A GOAL AND ENGLAND LEADS 2-0.
9’- Thunder can be heard as six minutes of play left for the third quarter.
7’- Sonika is back. England fail to score as several shots saved by Nisha and Udita in the Indian D.
6’- Gurjit bends down to the ground as the ball hits her on the right hip. She goes off court, unable to bear pain.
5’- Jyoti gets a green card for a tackle.
4’- Grace takes the opportunity to execute a counter-attack, Udit gets things in control for India as she deflects the ball near the backline.
3’- Grace tackles Ellie as she gives the England a long corner and doesnt allow England to enter the Indian D.
2’- India intercept the ball- From Sonika to Navneet to Vandana. They fail to score, though.
1’- England charges on the left flank.
15’- England starts to falter as the Indians make it good at the right flank - to summarize this quarter.
14’- England goes the aerial route, but India intercepts it.
12’- Navneet does well to give India a chance. Lalremsiami gets the ball, but the ball is saved and the opportunity is lost.
11’- Third PC for India. Navneet to take stroke. Gurjit Kaur flicks, but gets it wide.
10’- Toman deflects the ball as India lose their possession.
8’- Green Card for Peel!
7’- Right flank seems to be a favourite of the Indians as they keep attacking. Penalty corner for India as ball hits Ansley’s stick. Maddie saves yet another PC..
5’- India’s counter-attack fails as Neha misses and England’s defence picks up and runs through the Indian D.
2’- Martin gets a green card and will be out for two minutes. Can India make use of the opportunity. Just over the goalpost as Monika tries to use flashy moves.
15’- Hollie gets defensive and intercepts the Indian attack. Maddie saves an Indian penalty corner as India trails 0-1 after the first quarter
12’- Maddie saves the ball, but Indians say the ball has crossed the line. Indians loose their referral as the ball touches the back stick of Vandana. England exact counter-attack, but Gurjit gets the ball away from the D.
10’- England tries to execute goal, enters the Indian D. But the Indian defence seems to be catching up.
8’- India gets into the England D, but misses opportunity.
7’- Sangita gets tackled Anna Toman as she plays after the whistle by the referee.
5’- England’s attacking proves to be too hard for India as the Olympic bronze medallist has more ball possession.
4’- Another Penalty Corner for England! But Ansley scores a goal as it comes off Indian stick! INDIA TRAILS 1-0
2’- England start by passing the ball around. The try to execute an attack, but the ball goes outside the backline. Martin gets a Penalty Corner as Udita tackles.
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Out of 37 matches played, England holds an upper hand over India winning 21 in comparison to India’s five and drawn 11.
What happened during their previous CWG encounter?
England defeated India in the bronze medal match in the 2018 CWG edition by 6-0, denying them a podium finish.
Revenge will be on Indian women hockey team’s mind when it takes on England here on Tuesday, in what will be its first real test at the ongoing Commonwealth Games.
The Indians have registered back-to-back victories - 5-0 over Ghana and 3-1 against Wales -- in their first two Pool A matches but the Savita Punia-led side was far from convincing in their displays.
But come Tuesday, there should be extra motivation for India as it is the same English side, which had dashed their medal hopes at the Tokyo Olympics. The team came tantalisingly close to winning its maiden Olympic medal before losing 3-4 to England in the bronze medal play-off match.
To add it, it was again England which denied India a medal in the last CWG in Gold Coast. The Indians had then lost 0-6 in the bronze medal match to miss out on a podium finish.
What time is the India vs England women’s match?
The India vs England women’s match is scheduled to start at 6 PM Indian Standard Time (IST) on Tuesday, August 2.
Where to watch India vs England women’s match?
India vs England women’s match will be telecast on the Sony Network and streamed online on Sony Liv. You can also follow all the updates on Sportstar’s blogs.