Indian ladies’s hockey group picked up a 3-1 win over Japan within the 9-Twelfth placings match of the FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup Spain & Netherlands 2022 at Estadi Olímpic de Terrassa, Spain on Wednesday. Navneet Kaur (30′, 45′) starred for India, scoring a brace, whereas Deep Grace Ekka (38′) additionally scored an important objective within the match. For Japan, Yu Asai (20′) scored the only real objective within the match.
India began the match on entrance foot as Neha handed the ball contained in the circle in the direction of Navneet Kaur to arrange an early likelihood. A couple of minutes later Gurjit Kaur tried to offer India the lead from a Penalty Corner. But Japan’s Moeka Tsubouchi defended nicely to clear away the ball. The greatest likelihood for the Indian group got here when Navneet Kaur broke by Japanese protection and penetrated contained in the circle. But Japan averted the hazard and the primary quarter ended with each groups at 0-0.
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India started second quarter from the place that they had left off. An early threatening transfer compelled Japan’s Shihori Oikawa to save lots of the ball from the sting of the goalpost. A shot on the right track from Vandana Katariya a few minutes later examined goalkeeper Eika Nakamura. A Penalty Corner within the twentieth minute led to Yu Asai opening the scoring for Japan. Navneet Kaur equalized the rating with a surprising late objective and the 2 groups went to halftime at 1-1.
The second half began with each groups preserving the ball within the midfield and making an attempt to take care of possession. An early Penalty Corner try from Gurjit Kaur went broad off the goal. But a couple of minutes later, Deep Grace Ekka transformed from one other Penalty Corner, hitting the ball in the direction of the underside proper nook to offer India a 2-1 lead. Japan conceded as soon as once more within the last seconds of the quarter as Navneet Kaur scored her second objective of the match, and India elevated their result in 3-1.
Japan began trying to find targets to get again into the competition immediately within the last quarter. But India maintained a strict protection line to forestall any hazard. Lalremsiami opened up a harmful transfer from the correct flanks to place the opposition on the backfoot once more. In the ultimate couple of minutes of the match, India maintained possession deep inside Japan’s half, whereas the opposition struggled to get on to the ball, and India picked up a cushty 3-1 win over Japan.