Salalah [Oman], August 25 (ANI): The Indian Women’s Hockey Team began their marketing campaign on the Women’s Asian Hockey 5s World Cup Qualifier with a 7-2 win in opposition to Malaysia on Friday. For India, Navjot Kaur (3′, 28′), Akshata Dhekale (4′), Mariana Kujur (17′), Monika Dipi Toppo (12′, 20′), and Mahima Choudhary (28′) have been on track.
For Malaysia, Wan Wan (7′) and Aziz Zafirah (11′) have been on track.
India made an attacking begin to their first match with fast-paced set-play, scoring within the third minute via Captain Navjot Kaur (3′). India’s lead was doubled a minute later when Akshata Dhekale (4′) scored a discipline objective. Wan Wan’s (7′) strike gave Malaysia a objective again. Malaysia equalised 4 minutes earlier than halftime due to Aziz Zafirah’s (11′) flawless conversion of the Challenge Goal. However, India rapidly counterattacked and took the lead via Monika Dipi Toppo (12′). At the top of the primary half, India was main Malaysia by 3-2.
A fast begin to the second half noticed India rating their fourth objective within the seventeenth minute via Mariana Kujur, who made a run from the appropriate flank, beating Malaysian defenders to search out the again of the online. Monika Dipi Toppo (20′) was on the scoresheet as soon as once more as discovered the again of the online and prolonged India’s result in 5-2.
In the twenty eighth minute, Mahima Choudhary made it 6-2 for India. With two minutes remaining, Captain Navjot Kaur discovered the again of the online for the second time. The recreation ended with the Indian Women’s Hockey Team successful 7-2.
India will subsequent tackle Japan on twenty sixth August 2023, on Saturday.
Women’s Asian Hockey 5s World Cup Qualifier will probably be live-streamed on https://www.youtube.com/@AsianHockeyFederationSchedule of the Indian Women’s Hockey Team: twenty sixth August 2023, India vs Japan at 2130 hrs IST; twenty seventh August 2023, India vs Thailand at 1430 hrs IST. (ANI)