India slumps to fourth straight loss against Britain

The Indian women’s hockey team slumped to yet another defeat against Great Britain, going down 2-4 in the fourth game of the five-match series.

Ritu Rani scored India's equaliser in the 22nd minute but India let in two more goals after that to nullify the advantage.   -  Ritu Raj Konwar

The Indian women’s hockey team slumped to yet another defeat against Great Britain, going down 2-4 in the fourth game of the five-match series. India started off strongly, making inroads into the opposition camp, but they failed to pierce through Great Britain’s defence.

The home side, meanwhile, took the lead as Quek opened the scoring in the 14th minute from its first penalty corner to finish the first quarter 1-0. Indian girls kept pressing into the opposition’s goal and constant attack paid rich dividends with Ritu Rani scoring the equaliser in 22nd minute.

In the third quarter, Great Britain once again succeeded in taking the lead as Twig netted the ball in the 32nd minute via another penalty corner. Thereafter, the home team bagged one more penalty corner but Rajni made a brilliant stop.

Bounce back

The final quarter saw Great Britain extending their lead to 3-1 when Ansley converted another penalty corner in the 52nd minute. But the Indian women bounced back strongly and this time Vandana converted a penalty corner in the 57th minute to reduce the margin 2-3. However, Alex Danson wrapped off the match in style for the home team with another goal.

India will play their fifth and final match of the series against Great Britain on Monday.

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