New Delhi, Jun 22: India is a land of sports lovers. The Cricket is like religion in India. Rugby is not that much popular in India but now, India is taking interest in this American sports. Today, history was made!
In a historic achievement, India women’s rugby team claimed their first-ever international 15s win on Saturday. The historic win came against Singapore in the Asia Rugby Women’s Championship Division 1 as India won 21-19.
In a tense match, India’s scrum-half Sumitra Nayak handed India the win after kicking a penalty in the dying minutes.
Singapore still had three minutes to overturn the score but India ran the ball into touch to complete the victory. The result sparked emotional celebrations from the Indian team which finished third in the tournament.
India was in trouble when Singapore hit back with two tries of their own. India needed a third try to swing the score 15-12 in their favor. Singapore took the lead for the first time when Annabel Woo Xui Ni scored her second try of the game.
Nayak converted the second half penalty and propelled India to a historic win.