Indian ladies beat Chile

Santiago, January 24

The Indian women’s junior hockey team extended its unbeaten run by notching up a 2-0 victory over the Chile senior side at the Prince of Wales Country Club here.

Playing their fifth match of the tour of Chile, India won courtesy goals from Sangita Kumari (48th minute) and Sushma Kumari (56th minute) in the last quarter.

It was a very open contest between the two teams during the first three quarters, with neither team managing to break the deadlock. There were chances for both the teams through open play and set-pieces, but the defences stood tall to deny their opponents.

It was India who drew first blood as they orchestrated a beautiful team move to open the scoring through Sangita. The young forward took her chance confidently to maintain her goal-scoring form.

In the 56th minute, it was the visiting team’s turn to get a penalty corner, which proved to be the decisive. A well-executed drag-flick and a strike off a rebound by Sushma Kumari hit the back of the net, putting India 2-0 up. — PTI

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