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India beat Belarus 3-1

Bhopal, Mar 5: Rani Rampal’s brace helped the Indian Women’s Hockey Team secure a hat-trick of wins at the 5-match series versus Belarus here on Sunday.

India eves beat their counterparts from Belarus 3-1 in a convincing display of hockey. After playing out a goalless first quarter. It was the visitors, who drew the first blood, when their skipper Ryta Batura successfully converted a penalty corner in the 24th minute. At the end of the second quarter Belarus was leading 1-0 as India trailed for the first time in the series.

In the third quarter, Indian women came out all guns blazing. Star forward Rani Rampal scored two field goals within four minutes to put India in the lead. Another goal by Deepika in the 42nd minute helped India take a 3-1 lead at the end of third quarter.

In the final quarter, Indian defenders did enough to prevent the visitors from scoring. After today’s win India take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five match series.

Full Time:

India – 3 (Rani Rampal 35′ & 39′; Deepika  42′) beat Belarus – 1 (Ryta Batura 24′)

Indian eves take 2-0 lead in 5-match series

Bhopal, Mar 3: The Indian Women’s Hockey Team secured their second consecutive win in the 5-match series versus Belarus with an impressive performance here on Friday.

Striker Rani Rampal gave India an early lead, as she successfully converted a penalty corner in the 9th minute. The hosts went in to the first break leading 1-0.

In the second quarter, Indian women were unable to score as the visitors played good strong defensive hockey. At the half time also the score read 1-0 in India’s favour.

In the third quarter the Belorussians not only managed to keep the Indians at bay, but also equalised  in the 36th minute, when previous match goal scorer Sviatlana Bahushevich scored a fine field goal. After the three quarters both teams were tied at 1-1.

In the last quarter also, the Indian team was unable to score till the last minute, when Lalremsiami converted a  penalty corner. Her goal not only sealed the game for the hosts but gave them a 2-0 lead in the 5-match series.

Full Time:

India – 2 (Rani Rampal 9′, Lalremsiami 60′) beat Belarus – 1 (Sviatlana Bahushevich 36′)

Women’s Asia Cup T20 – India beat Pakistan by 5 wickets

The Indian women team lead by Harmanpreet Kaur beat Pakistan by five wickets in the Asia Cup T-20 at the Asian Institute of Technology Ground, Bangkok.

Today’s win was India’s third in as many games. India also avenged their narrow defeat in the World T20 at home in March. India now have six points from three matches.  The other teams in the competition are Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand and Nepal apart from Pakistan.

India won the toss and decided to field first. A charged-up India dismissed Pakistan for just 97 in 20 overs. Ekta Bist bagged three for 20 while Anuja Patil and Kaur took two wickets each. Iram Javed was the top scorer for Pakistan with an unbeaten 37.

In reply, India fumbled before romping home in 19.2 overs, before Mithali Raj (37) and Kaur (26 not out) took home. The victory against Pakistan puts India on top of the table. India now faces Sri Lanka on December 1.

Brief scores:

Pakistan 97/7 in 20 overs (Iram Javed 37*, Ayesha Zafar 28; Ekta Bisht 3-30, Anuja Patil 2/12, Harmanpreet Kaur 2/16) lost to India 98/5 in 19.2 overs (Mithali Raj 36, Harmanpreet Kaur 26*; Nida Rashid 2/11, Sadia Yousaf 2/27) by 5 wickets

India beat Pakistan 3-2 to win the Asian Champions Trophy

hockey-1024x635Kuantan (Malaysia), Oct 31: The Indian men’s hockey team gave the nation a “Diwali gift” as it beat arch rivals Pakistan to reclaim the Asian Champions Trophy on a super Sunday, which also saw the women’s team beat Korea 2-1 in the women’s ACT in Singapore.

India beat the two-time defending champions 3-2 on Sunday. The thrilling final saw India running away to a two-goal lead in the second quarter, Pakistan fighting back in the third quarter, India stealing a late winner and then very smartly running out the clock in the final minutes to hold on and cap off an eventful year with a title win. In fact, it was India’s first title of the year. Goals from Rupinder Pal Singh (18th minute), Affan Yousuf (23rd) and Nikkin Thimmaiah (51st) helped India dethrone Pakistan, who rallied from behind to push India close through strikes from Muhammad Aleem Bilal (26th) and Ali Shaan (38th).

India coach Roelant Oltmans, who heaped praise on his boys, said that losing was not an option for the team. “For the Indian players, there was no option other than winning the title here. We went in as the favorites and were the target of other teams, who faced no such pressure,” said Oltmans, adding that he had seen 20 India-Pakistan matches as a coach and knew the excitement of the sub-continental encounters.

“I’m really proud that the team showed its mental strength in the last quarter to clinch victory after having conceded two goals and allowing the opposition to come back into the contest.”

Oltmans said it was time for the team to set its sights on bigger global titles. “For India’s hockey fans this is a major title win, but we have to go on and win bigger global events,” he added.