Indian women script history, reaches semis

02 Aug 2021: Indian women’s hockey team defeated pool A toppers Australia 1-0 in quarter-final at the Oi Hockey Stadium, here on Monday.

In a match, where not many had given them a chance of winning, Indian team was on the money right from the outset. India took the lead in the 22nd minute off a penalty corner conversion by Gurjit Kaur.

In semi-final, India will now take on Argentina on Wednesday, who had defeated Germany 3-0, who in another quarter final earlier in the day.

In other quarter finals, Netherlands blanked New Zealand 3 – 0, while Great Britain edged out Spain in shoot out.

STARTING LINE-UPs:

INDIA: RANI (C), Savita (GK), Navjot Kaur, Gurjit Kaur, Deep Grace Ekka, Monika, Nisha, Vandana Katariya, Udita, Navneet Kaur, Neha, Sharmila Devi, Nikki Pradhan, LALREMSIAMI, Pukhrambam Sushila Chanu, Salima Tete.

AUSTRALIA: BONE Edwina (C), MALONE Ambrosia, LAWTON Amy Rose, FITZPATRICK Madison Mae, KERSHAW Stephanie Anna, Kaitlin Nobbs, TAYLOR Renee, JENNER Kate Elisabeth, CHALKER Emily, LYNCH Rachael Anne, FITZPATRICK Savannah, PERIS Brooke, CLAXTON Jane-Anne, SOMERVILLE Karri, WILLIAMS Mariah, Grace Stewart.

HOCKEY – WOMEN (Quarter-final)
02 AUG 2021
IND  
1 – 0
  AUS
Oi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo
HOCKEY – WOMEN (Quarter-final)
02 AUG 2021
ARG  
3 – 0
 GER
Oi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo
HOCKEY – WOMEN (Quarter-final)
02 AUG 2021
NZL
0 – 3
 NED
Oi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo
HOCKEY – WOMEN (Quarter-final)
02 AUG 2021
ESP 
2 (0) – 2 (2)
GBR
Oi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo

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