Bhopal, March 7: India’s women hockey team on Monday registered their fourth consecutive victory against Belarus in the five-Test Series in Bhopal on Monday. Notably, India defeated Belarus by 2-1. However, the warm-up tournament is being played ahead of their Hockey World League Round 2 event in Canada in April.
India led by Rani, the Indian women were quick to start off the blocks with Renuka Yadav scoring a field goal in the 6th minute of the match. Interestingly, the first quarter turned out to be an eventful one for the Indians as Gurjit Kaur successfully converted a Penalty Corner in the 12th minute to give the team a 2-0 lead.
But, Belarus team also responded aggressively in the second quarter as Nastassia Syrayezhka scored a field goal in the 21st minute to bridge the deficit. However, the Indian defence held strong thereafter, as the Belarus eves were denied any opportunity to score in the two goalless quarters after half time. India eventually posted a 2-1 victory in the end.
Importantly, India won the first three matches by 3-1, 5-1 and 2-1 respectively. These win over Belarus will boost the confidence level of team and will let Indian players give their best in upcoming Hockey World League.