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Asia cup 2017: Indian Women Hockey team beats Japan on Friday

Asia cup 2017: Indian Women Hockey team beats Japan on Friday
Written by Shilpi Gupta

The Indian women’s team has reached the final of the Asia Cup 2017, beating hosts and defending champions Japan at Kawasaki Stadium on Friday. The second semi-final match is in between China and Korea. Gurjit Kaur was in the subline form as she did three goals while Navneet kausr pumped with two goals and Deep Grace converted two penalty corners in 16 minutes, which show India team will remain unbeaten. The brace from of Gurjit Kaur and goals from Navjot Gour and Lalremsiami helped India to make space in finals of Asia cup 2017.

India’s women hockey team started the semifinal with a bang in the 7th minute with a successful penalty corner by Deep Grace. Navneet Kaur scores back-to-back field goals in the 27th minute to take India’s lead to a comfortable end of second quarter in the match. Japan Team pushed hard but India safely warded off the challenge from the host in the fourth quarter and now set up a clash with China. Indian women hockey team continued their winning spell in the semis by beating defending champion Japan on Friday by 4-2.

Meanwhile, it becomes a markable success for Nikki Pradhan as it was her 50th international match for India.

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Shilpi Gupta

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