The India women’s hockey team was all charged up. It was a do-or-die situation for the team against the hosts in the Spain tour. And the women did not let us down. The five-match series against the Spanish team ended on a victorious note. The Indian women defeated the hosts 4-1 in the fifth and final match at the Consejo Superior de Deportes Hockey Stadium in Madrid. With this, the series ended on a 2-2 draw.
Monday’s game was in favour of India as the players dominated the entire field. Striker Rani Rampal scored at the 33rd and 37th minute, to give her team a two-goal level
The Indian women’s team was backed by its super skipper Rampal. Also, Gurjit Kaur converted two penalty corners towards the end of the match.
Spain’s Lola Riera scored a consolation goal for the hosts.
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The World No. 10 team India showed quality in the midfield. At the 58th minute, Spain, the World No. 11 team, gave India a tough counter. But the match ended in India’s favour.
India’s forward-line was guarded by skipper Rani who returned to action after being rested for the Asian Champions Trophy
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The team was focusing on playing better to put behind the memories of the Hockey World League, Johannesburg. In fact, the Spain tour was a build-up for the World Cup in July in London.
Here’s wishing the India hockey team a great show ahead!
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