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Hockey: India women continue winning run on SA Tour

February 26, 2016 14:44 IST


IMAGE: India’s Rani in action. Photographer: Hockey India

The Indian women's hockey team continued its winning streak on its tour to South Africa by routing Scotland national team 5-0 in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

The first half of the match started with the Indian eves looking for an early goal but the Scottish defence refused to give away any clear short at the goal.

The Scottish girls tried to make a comeback in the second period but the Indians refused to give away any ball possession as both the sides failed to break the deadlock at the halfway stage.

The third period started with the Indian team looking determinant to score. The breakthrough came in the 37th minute Rani scored from a penalty corner.

Rani soon made it 2-0 for India with another penalty corner conversion in the 42nd minute before Deepika made it 3-0 on the 45th minute through a field strike.

India continued in the same vein and scored their fourth goal which came from the sticks of Anuradha Devi Thokchom in the 54th minute.

Gurjit Kaur rounded off tally for India when she scored the fifth goal a penalty corner in the penultimate minute of the match.

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