Donghae City, 13 May: Navneet Kaur scored a hat-trick as India beat Japan 4-1 in their opening match of the 5th Women’s Asian Champions Trophy Hockey at Sunrise Stadium in Donghae City on Sunday.
Navneet scored in the 7th, 25th and 55th minute while Anupa Barla found the back of the net in the 53rd minute for India. For Japan, Aki Yamada scored the lone goal in the 58th minute.
At half time India were leading 2-0. In the second match, Korea defeated Malaysia by 3-1. India will next play China on 16th May.
India 4 (Navneet Kaur 7, 25, 55; Anupa Barla 53) beat Japan 1 (Aki Yamada 58)
South Korea 3 beat Malaysia 1