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Indian Women’s Hockey Team secures 7-1 win in opposition to Japan in Women’s Asian Hockey 5s World Cup Qualifier

Muscat [Oman], August 26 (ANI): The Indian Women’s Hockey Team recorded a 7-1 win in opposition to Japan in Salalah, Oman, on Saturday on the Women’s Asian Hockey 5s World Cup Qualifier.

For India, Mahima Choudhary (7′, 30′), Akshata Dhekale (8′), Mariana Kujur (12′), Jyoti (23′), Monika Dipi Toppo (27′), and Ajmina Kujur (30′) had been heading in the right direction. For Japan, Risa Nakasechi (9′) was heading in the right direction, as per a Hockey India press launch. Riding excessive on confidence following their first match win, India began the match aggressively proper from the beginning as in-form Mahima Choudhary opened the scoring within the seventh minute of the sport. A minute later, India doubled their lead by Akshata Dhekale (8′) scoring a advantageous discipline objective. However, Japan pulled one again by Risa Nakasechi (9′). India then shortly counter-attacked and prolonged their lead by Mariana Kujur (12′). At the tip of the primary half, India was main Japan by 3-1.

Both groups got here out firing within the second half, making some threatening strikes in entrance of one another’s objective however falling quick to transform their probabilities. Jyoti made it 4-1 for India within the twenty third minute. Monika Dipi Toppo (27′) scored with three minutes remaining to make it 5-1 for India. Ajmina Kujur (30′) and Mahima Choudhary (30′) added two extra targets to the tally within the closing two minutes because the Indian Women’s Hockey Team gained the match 7-1.

India will subsequent tackle Thailand on August 27, 2023, Sunday. The match shall be performed on 2:30 PM IST. (ANI)