Hiroshima, Jun 15 : The India’s Women’s Hockey team began their campaign at the FIH Women's Series Finals Hiroshima with an impressive 4-1 win over Uruguay here on Saturday.Ranked no 9 in the World, the Indian team opened their account as Captain Rani gave them a lead in the 10th minute with a skilful strike.
In the 21st minute, Gurjant Kaur didn’t make any mistake converting the only PC her team got in the quarter into a goal, doubling India’s lead in the match. A nice pass from Vandana Katariya was ably converted by Jyoti to make it 3-0 in the 40th minute a scoreline that remained intact at the end of the 3rd quarter.In the 50th minute, Neha Goyal had a chance to make it 4-0 when she fumbled a chance, inches from the goal post at the right corner.
Then a minute later Uruguay finally found the back of the net with some individual brilliance from Maria Teresa Viana Ache surpassing Indian defence to score her team’s first in the 51st minute.India wasn’t ready to sit on the lead as five minutes later India took a 4-1 lead. Captain Rani made a smart pass in the D to Lalremsiami who was unmarked as she nudged the ball into Uruguayan goal. Eventually, the match ended in India’s favour 4-1. (UNI)