India beats China 3-1, remains unbeaten in women’s ACT

India will play Malaysia next on Thursday.

File Photo: Vandana Katariya (4th, 11th minutes) scored a brace while Gurjit Kaur converted a penalty corner to ensure India’s comfortable win.   -  AFP

Continuing its fine show at the Asian Champions Trophy, Indian women’s hockey team stunned higher-ranked China 3-1 to register its second consecutive win in the tournament, here on Wednesday.

Vandana Katariya (4th, 11th minutes) scored a brace while Gurjit Kaur converted a penalty corner to ensure India’s comfortable win over eighth-ranked China. China's lone goal came in the 15th minute thanks to Wen Dan.

India is currently No. 1 in the rankings with two victories from as many games. It will play Malaysia next on Thursday. Malaysia beat Japan 3-2 in another encounter. India had earlier defeated Japan 4-1 in its tournament-opener.

The tournament also marks the comeback of Sjoerd Marijne as the chief coach of the women’s side after helming the men’s team for little over seven months.

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