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Women’s Hockey World Cup: India’s first win in Women’s Hockey World Cup, today’s match with China

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The Indian women’s team, which put on a great show during a 1-1 draw against Olympic bronze medalist England, will take on China in the Women’s Hockey World Cup on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the women’s team would look to plug the loopholes and beat China to get their first win in the tournament. India, led by skipper and goalkeeper Savita Poonia, displayed a brilliant defensive game to restrict England to a draw in their first Pool B match on Sunday. Vice-captain Deep Grace Ekka, Nikki Pradhan, Gurjit Kaur and Udita played brilliantly as England could not score a single penalty corner during the 60 minutes of play.
Indian team disappointed in penalty corner
The team’s only lapse was Isabella Peter’s goal in the ninth minute. Leaving this aside, India’s defense was successful in thwarting England’s efforts. The Indian team disappointed once again in the matter of converting penalty corners and the team could only score one goal from 7 penalty corners, which was done by Vandana Katariya in the 28th minute. India also created several chances against England but failed to capitalize on most of these against the front line.
India has won the first two matches
Looking at the form and rankings, world number 8 India will now look to plug the gap in the front row and beat world number 13 China, who beat New Zealand 2-2 in another Pool B match on Sunday. Stopped on par. India has won the last two matches between these teams. After defeating China 7-1 in the first match of the FIH Pro League match held in Oman, India won the second match 2-1. England will face New Zealand in another Pool B match.

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The Indian women’s team, which put on a great show during a 1-1 draw against Olympic bronze medalist England, will take on China in the Women’s Hockey World Cup on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the women’s team would look to plug the loopholes and beat China to get their first win in the tournament. India, led by skipper and goalkeeper Savita Poonia, displayed a brilliant defensive game to restrict England to a draw in their first Pool B match on Sunday. Vice-captain Deep Grace Ekka, Nikki Pradhan, Gurjit Kaur and Udita played brilliantly as England could not score a single penalty corner during the 60 minutes of play.

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