India A women’s team beats Tasmania 1-0 in AHL

At the start of the second quarter, Sangita Kumari deceived Tasmania’s goalkeeper Ruby-Rose Haywood to hand India the lead.

Indian eves will now play Western Australia on Thursday. (File Image)   -  Getty Images

Sangita Kumari scored the winner as India A women’s team beat Tasmania 1-0 to register its first victory at the 2017 Australian Hockey League (AHL) here today.

The visitor got off to a good start, controlling the play in midfield throughout the first quarter.

At the start of the second quarter, India pulled off a beautiful move, capped off by Kumari in the 19th minute - she deceived Tasmania’s goalkeeper Ruby-Rose Haywood - to hand India the lead.

It was a rough third quarter with some strong tackles resulting in a yellow card each for both teams. Tasmania tried to break the opposition back line but came empty handed against a spirited India, which enjoyed its one-goal lead for the rest of the match denying the Tasmanians a much-needed equaliser.

Indian eves will now play Western Australia on Thursday.