Vandana Katariya scored a brace because the Indian girls’s hockey workforce defeated Wales 3-1 to document its second successive win in Pool A on the Commonwealth Video games right here. India scored all their three targets from penalty corners with Vandana discovering the web twice, whereas Gurjit Kaur fired in a fierce drag-flick on Saturday. The Indians have been the a lot better facet on show as they managed the sport from the begin to end, barring just a few phases. Penalty nook conversion nonetheless continued to be a priority for India as they made use of three out of the seven they earned within the match.
Wales, then again, utilised the one probability they bought within the recreation with Xenna Hughes on the goal.
The Indians attacked the Wales citadel constantly from the world go however they failed to search out the ending touches from the strikes.
Wales goalkeeper Roseanne Thomas performed an outstanding recreation and if not for her, the scoreline might have been a lot greater in favour of India.
The Indians dominated by way of ball possession and attacking play however their efforts yielded no consequence within the first quarter.
India secured their first penalty nook as early as within the second minute of the match however Monika’s strive was saved by Welsh gaolkeeper Thomas.
Within the thirteenth minute, Lalremsiami’s fierce shot from prime of the circle was saved by Thomas.
India saved up the stress and continued to assault, leading to one other penalty nook within the twenty sixth minute and this time, they have been profitable as Vandana neatly deflected in Gurjit’s flick.
Two minutes later, India earned one other penalty nook and Gurjit was bang heading in the right direction with a strong low flick to the suitable of Wales keeper Thomas.
The Indians continued their attacking show after the change of ends.
India earned one other penalty nook they usually went for a variation however Deep Grace’s slap shot was simply padded away by Thomas.
Within the very subsequent minute, an alert Thomas made a high quality save to disclaim Vandana’s fierce reverse hit from contained in the circle.
Within the forty fourth minute, Navneet Kaur laid it for Sharmila Devi however the latter’s reverse hit from shut vary was padded away by alert Thomas in Wales purpose.
Wales bought their solely probability of the match within the type of a penalty nook 13 seconds from the third quarter and Hughes discovered the again of the Indian web after getting a deflection of Grace’s foot.
Within the forty seventh minute, India secured their sixth penalty nook however Gurjit’s sweep shot was saved by Thomas.
Minutes later, India earned one other penalty nook and this time Monika’s highly effective slap shot was deflected in by Vandana at hand India a 3-1 lead, which they managed to maintain intact to notch up their second win within the competitors.
India will subsequent play hosts England on August 2.
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