Indian Women Register A Win Over Malaysia.

Junior Asia Cup: The victory over Malaysia helped India remain on top of Pool A.

Jun 6, 2023 - 14:41
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Indian Women Register A Win Over Malaysia.
India vs Malaysia.

India came from behind to register a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Malaysia as it continued its winning momentum in the women's Junior Asia Cup hockey tournament here on Monday. Mumtaz khan (10th minute) and Deepika (26th) turned out to be the saviours for India after Malaysia took the lead in the sixth minute through Dian Nazeri. The victory means India remains on top of Pool A following a thumping 22-0 win over Uzbekistan in the tournament-opener. 

India went on the offensive from the start and in the process secured couple of penalty corners but failed to capitalise. Malaysia, on the other hand, was interested on having a better share of ball possession initially but switched to counter-offensive mode soon and it paid dividends as an unmarked Nazeri scored an field easy goal. But Malaysia's joy was short-lived as four minutes later Mumtaz got India's the equaliser from a panalty corner. 

India continued to attack in search of the lead in the second quarter and the plan worked as it was awarded a penalty stroke four minutes from half time and Deepika made no mistake. The third quarter started in the same fashion as India continued to dominate and pose threat on Malaysia's defence, but failed to find the back of the net. In the fourth and final quarter, India went on the defensive and was happy to keep the possession, while Malaysia raised it's game in search of the equaliser. India will next play Korea on Tuesday. 

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