Vancouver, Apr 3: India beat Belarus 1-0 in their second match of the Women’s Hockey World League Round 2 here on Monday.
After a goalless first quarter, as both teams started of tentatively. Vandana Katariya scored the only goal of the match in the 26th minute. Courtesy her fine field goal India went into half time leading 1-0.
Indian defenders managed to keep Belarus at bay in the 3rd and 4th quarter. With this win, India has now five points from two matches and has qualified for the semis. India had earlier defeated Uruguay 4-2 in a thrilling shootout in their opening match.
After today’s win India had now beaten Belarus in six consecutive matches in last one month including a 5-0 whitewash in the 5-Test Series held in Bhopal in March earlier this year.
In other matches played today, Mexico thrashed helpless Trinidad & Tobago 6-0 while Chile overcame hosts Canada 1-0 in a keenly contested encounter.
Points Table – Group A
Points Table – Group B
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