Welcome to Sportstar’s HIGHLIGHTS of the women’s hockey match between India and Wales at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash centre.
India will play its next match on August 2 against England at 6:30 pm IST.
Summary- India defeated Wales 3-1 as Vandana Katariya scored a brace with Gurjit scoring the ther goal. Katariya proved yet again as to why she is one of India’s key players, scoring a brace in a match that saw some brilliant defence by the Welsh squad. While India held the most attack circle penetration of 76 per cent, its ball possession was only of 56 per cent in comparison to Wales’ 24 per cent.
15’- With less than a minute on the clock, India goes for a video referral asking for a foot involvement. the hooter goes off as India takes lead 3-1
13’- Neha tries to score, but Thomas saves yet another one.
11’- Salima Tete misses a shot as the ball goes wide off the goal post.
10’- Nisha gets green card for a tackle. Wales try to get into the Indian D. Excellent tackle by Sonika in deep defence for India.
7’- Pressure comes back on Wales as India gets back ball possession.
3’- VANDANA GETS A TOUCH OF THE BALL AS THE WELSH FALL PREY TO YET ANOTHER PENALTY CORNER BY INDIA. INDIA LEADS 3-1.
2’- Penalty Corner for India! CAN THEY MAKE USE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY? NO, THEY DON’T.
1’- Sangita GETS THE GREEN Card for tackling. Its 10 vs 11. Can Wales make use of this chance?
15’ - A penalty corner for Wales as Udita touches the ball. WALES SCORES AS HUGHES SCORES A GOAL THAT TOUCHES GRACE’S FOOT. INDIA STILL LEAD 2-1
14’- What a save by Thomas as Navneet and Monika attack simultaneously. Thomas uses her left leg to save the ball.
11’- Ball runs off defenders stick. A brilliant shot by Navneet but narrowly misses the goalpost
10’- Vandana hits the ball in Monroe’s foot and India gets another PC. A wasted chance for India as they take it easy and miss the chance.
7’- Monika hits but the ball lobs upwards and the ball goes past the goalpost.
5’-Monika gets the cross pitch pass as the Indians try to enter the Welsh’s D. But the defenders stop India from doing so.
3’- India force the Welsh to play within their D. While Wales doesn’t have a similar speed when compared to India, they manage to keep the ball possession.
1’- Salima comes via the right hand side, but Vandana fails to connect and the ball goes out.
15’- India relies on their midfielders and front runners to help them score their goals. The pressure is back on Wales.
13’- A brilliant save by Thomas, who blocks Lalremsiami’s shot. But PC for India as Gurjit drag flicks to the right side of the Wales goalkeeper Thomas as INDIA SCORES YET ANOTHER GOAL. They are up 2-0!
11’- India appealing for a penalty corner and are successful. Gurjit Kaur drag flicks and Vandana deflects the ball and the ball rolls inside the goalpost. INDIA LEADS 1-0.
9’- India pressing Wales to ensure they go back, but the R. Daniel use right flank to put India on the back foot.
6’- The passes from both teams are equally poor as they make rookie mistakes by giving the opposition the ball while passing.
4’- Sarah Jones tries to enter the Indian D, but its intercepted by the Indians.
2’- Monika takes a PC but the ball is saved and ends up going out. A wide angle shot does no good for India.
1’- A rather defensive game by both teams.
15’- India try their best to stop Wales from entering their D as it goes to the last minute.
13’- Lalresiami almost scores a goal but ball goes wide off the goal post.
11’ - Sharmila fails yet another counter-attack as Wales’ defenders intercept the passes.
9’- A breakaway for India as they run from their D with the ball to Wales D.
6’- India try to aim to get into Wales’ D as they pass, but Wales defenders intercept with a fast counter-attack but they fail to execute their passes.
3’- Vandana Katariya aims, but misses as Welsh player saves it.
1’- PENALTY CORNER FOR INDIA. But they fail to make use of the opportunity. Wales takes the ball away in a quick counter-attack.
AND THE MATCH STARTS
INDIA STARTING XI VS WALES
India takes on Wales in its second group A women’s hockey match at the Commonwealth Games 2022 on July 30, Saturday at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash centre.
When will the match take place?
The two teams are set to square off against each other at 11:30 pm IST.
Ind W vs Wal W head-to-head record
While India has a 4-1 head-to-head record against Wales, the last time the two sides met- Wales defeated India 3-2 at the Commonwealth Games in 2018.
India opened its Commonwealth Games 2022 campaign in hockey with a thumping 5-0 win over Ghana in a Group A match at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash centre on Friday.
The Indian women earned an early minute in the fourth minute, with Gurjit Kaur making most of it, as she slotted the ball into the left corner of the net. In the second quarter, Neha’s shot was deflected off into the goal by a Ghanaian defender, with India going 2-0 up at half-time.
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India continued to pile misery on Ghana when play resumed as Sangita found the net after a counterattack and Gurjit scored her second for the day minutes later.
The icing on the cake came in the last quarter when Salima Tete, one of India’s most experienced hockey players, ended a counter attack to finish a five-star performance in the United Kingdom.
The Indian women’s hockey team will play Wales next on July 30 while the men’s hockey team will start its campaign against Ghana the next day.
Wales lost to Canada in its first match 0-4 and will look to improve its performance against India.
Where to watch India vs Wales, Commonwealth Games 2022 women’s hockey match?
The India vs Wales, Commonwealth Games 2022 women’s hockey match will be telecast live on Sony Sports Network. Live streaming will be available on Sony LIV.