Indian eves register 3-1 win against Belarus

India’s women’s hockey team beat Belarus 3-1 to clinch their third successive win in the five-Test Series on Sunday. The warm-up tournament ahead of their Hockey World League Round 2 tournament in Canada in April.

Rani led from the front to help India get the better of Belarus in the third Test.   -  File photo: Ritu Raj Konwar

 

India’s women’s hockey team beat Belarus 3-1 to clinch their third successive win in the five-Test Series here on Sunday. The warm-up tournament ahead of their Hockey World League Round 2 tournament in Canada in April.

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After a goalless first quarter, it was Belarus who took the lead when their skipper Ryta Batura scored in the 24th minute through a penalty corner. But the visitors failed to hold on to the lead as India skipper Rani scored two back-to-back field goals in the 35th and 39th minute to put India in command with a 2-1 lead.

Deepika scored India’s third goal in the 42nd minute to take a 3-1 lead while the defenders did well to keep the visitors from scoring in the final quarter to ensure a win.

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