Indian women’s hockey team took their game a notch above as they held hosts Great Britain to a 1-1 draw in the second match of their Tour of United Kingdom in Marlow (England) on Sunday (September 30).
After Great Britain took the lead, India’s Lalremsiami scored the equalizing goal in the 32nd minute.
India tried to take an early lead by earning a couple of penalty corners within the first two minutes, however, Britain’s custodian Maddie Hinch was at hand to ensure India didn’t get any.
Soon it was Great Britain, who reciprocated, winning a penalty corner from a swift counter.
Despite a smart save by the Indian defence, an infringement meant the hosts were awarded a penalty stroke, which was duly converted in the 8th minute, giving them a 1-0 lead. It was that slender lead they took into the first break.
Much like the first quarter, it was India again, who took the initiative early in the second period, winning another short corner and Hinch pulled off another save.
In the third quarter, India finally restored parity after Lalremsiami finished off a counter attack to draw the scores level. With both teams locked at a goal apiece and all to play for, the game opened up. Neither the defence caved though as the teams went into the final quarter tied at 1-1.
Indian women are scheduled play their third game on Tuesday, October 1.
(With inputs from agencies)