Up to date: Oct 04, 2019 17:07 IST
Marlow [UK], Oct 4 (ANI): The Indian ladies’s hockey crew on Friday was held to a 2-2 draw by Nice Britain within the aspect’s final match of the aspect’s tour of England.
The world quantity 9 India ended the tour with one other draw in opposition to Nice Britain aspect. The ladies’s crew carried out exceptionally properly through the 5 matches as they received one, drew three and misplaced one match.
The final match noticed Navjot Kaur give India an early lead, and Gurjit Kaur transformed a penalty nook to provide India a two-goal lead earlier than Nice Britain’s Elizabeth Neal (55′) and Anna Toman (60′) scored twice in the previous few minutes to earn themselves a draw.
After having misplaced for the primary time through the tour of their earlier match, the Indian crew began the match in an attacking method, and the aspect pushed the hosts again into their very own half, creating a bunch of alternatives contained in the opening 10 minutes.
The fixed stress on Nice Britain’s defence meant that India managed to seek out the break-through within the eighth minute as ahead Navjot Kaur went previous Nice Britain’s goalkeeper Sabbie Heesh to make it 1-0.
The primary quarter belonged to India as they’d a few extra probabilities to increase their lead, however couldn’t convert the penalty corners, maintaining their one-goal benefit on the first break.
Nonetheless, the second quarter noticed a tussle between the 2 sides, which was dominated by Nice Britain who earned themselves as many as three penalty corners earlier than the half-time break.
However Indian goalkeeper Savita made spectacular saves to disclaim the hosts of discovering the equalizer. India tried to counter the hosts through the latter levels of the second interval, however might solely take a 1-Zero lead into the half-time break.
Some resolute defending by the skilled British protection meant that the Indians have been denied on a number of events. Amy Tennant, who had changed Heesh at half-time, was known as into motion by Gurjit Kaur within the 40th minute however produced a wonderful save to disclaim the guests.
It was solely within the 48th minute of the match that India lastly managed to increase their lead as Gurjit Kaur discovered the again of the online from a Penalty Nook conversion.
With lower than six minutes to go on the clock, Nice Britain was awarded one other penalty nook, and this time it was Elizabeth Neal who transformed from the spot to drag a purpose again within the 55th minute.
It was a nervous final 5 minutes for the Indian crew, and after having saved out the hosts on a number of events, the Indian protection lastly was caught off guard in added time.
Nice Britain was awarded a penalty nook, and it was Anna Toman who transformed to earn her crew a 2-2 draw. (ANI)