Women's Hockey World Cup: India held 1-1 by China for second draw

Published:Mar 9, 202409:49
Women's Hockey World Cup: India held 1-1 by China for second draw

India was held to a 1-1 draw by China, its second consecutive an identical lead to Pool B, on the FIH Ladies's Hockey World Cup in Amstelveen on Tuesday.

Jiali Zheng gave China the lead within the twenty sixth minute earlier than Vandana Katariya equalised for India within the forty fifth minute.

India drew 1-1 towards Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist England in its match opener.

The Indians had the higher share of possession within the first two quarters and had extra possibilities however their efforts did not consequence into targets.

The Chinese language, however, waited for counter-attacks to breach the Indian defence.

Within the ninth minute, Navneet Kaur had the primary shot at aim after combining nicely with Vandana Katariya however her effort was saved by Chinese language goalkeeper Liu Ping.

Within the twenty third minute, India got here near scoring however the goalpost got here to China's rescue. From the resultant rebound, Jyotika appeared to have discovered the web however the aim was disallowed after a referral.

India secured its first penalty nook quickly after that however didn't capitalise on it.

China took the lead towards the run of play by Jiali Zheng who shot previous Savita Punia after receiving a cross from Xindan Zhang.

India vs China HIGHLIGHTS, Ladies's Hockey World Cup 2022: Vandana's aim helps India maintain China to 1-1 draw

Two minutes later, India earned one other penalty nook however Monika's strive was saved by Ping as China went into the half-time break with a slender one aim lead.

China got here out on an aggressive notice after the change of ends and secured their first penalty nook within the thirty third minute however Bingfeng Gu's flick went vast.

Within the forty second minute, India secured back-to-back penalty corners however wasted each.

Seconds from the tip of the third quarter, Vandana deflected in Gurjit's flick as India drew stage from a wonderfully executed penalty nook.

The fourth quarter was dominated by India because it went on the offensive seeking the winner however failed to seek out the again of the web.

China made a late surge and secured one other penalty nook within the 54th minute however India defended nicely as each the groups registered their second consecutive draw within the match.

India will play New Zealand in its last pool match on Thursday. 

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