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India women down Poland to clinch Hockey World League title

March 16, 2015 08:04 IST

Players and offcials of the India hockey team celebrate their World Hockey League final victory over Poland on Sunday

Players and offcials of the India hockey team celebrate their World Hockey League final victory over Poland on Sunday. Photograph: Hockey India/Facebook

India put up a dominating show, scoring in three of the four quarters, to outplay Poland 3-1 to clinch the FIH World Hockey League Round 2 at Major Dhyan Chan stadium, in New Delhi on Sunday.

Vandana Kataria (15th minute) put India ahead through a field goal in the dying minutes of the opening quarter.

The Polish girls struck back immediately at the start of the second period as Oriana Walasek sounded the board to draw parity in the 17th minute by converting a penalty corner.

The third period remained goalless for long before Ritu Rani put the hosts ahead again with her field goal in the 44th minute.

India players celebrate on scoring a goal against Poland on Sunday

India players celebrate on scoring a goal against Poland on Sunday. Photograph: Hockey India/Facebook

India skipper Rani then celebrated her 200th International appearance by finding the net in the 59th minute to seal the title for her side.

Meanwhile in the placings matches, Malaysia overpowered Thailand 3-0 to seal third place, Russia thrashed Kazakhstan 9-0 to secure fifth spot and Ghana outwitted Singapore 2-1 to avoid the wooden spoon.

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