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Asian Champions Trophy: Indian hockey eves beat China 3-1

Prime News, International and National Sports, Hockey, Donghae City (South Korea), May 16:- Defending champions India continued their winning performance as they thrashed world number eight China 3-1 in their second round-robin match at the 5th Women’s Asian Champions Trophy here at the Sunrise Stadium on Wednesday.

India had earlier beaten Japan 4-1 in their opening match on Sunday.

It was experienced forward Vandana Katariya who starred in India’s victory as she scored double goals in the fourth and 11th minute that gave a formidable lead early on for the defending champions while Gurjit Kaur (51′) was the other goal scorer for India.

Having pushed China on the back foot early on, the world number eight squad were desperate for a break through. Their moment of reckoning came in the 15th minute when Wen Dan converted a well-struck field goal to narrow the lead to 2-1 before going into the first break.

India will now take on Malaysia in their third pool stage match at the 5th Women’s Asian Champions on May 17. –(Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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