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Deepika strikes in India's win in tour-opener in South Africa

Deepika Converted A Penalty Corner In The Last Quarter To Lead Indian Women Hockey Team To A 1-0 Win Over Hosts South Africa In Their Tour-opener, Here.

PTI | Updated on: 21 Feb 2016, 01:17:03 PM

Cape Town:

Deepika converted a penalty corner in the last quarter to lead Indian women hockey team to a 1-0 win over hosts South Africa in their tour-opener, here.

Both the teams were cautious, trying to assess each other’s playing style. The game was mostly played in the midfield but superb defensive play by both the teams ensured a goal-less first half.

The third period saw a shift in the game plan with attacking play from both the sides but none of the teams managed to break the deadlock and the penultimate period also ended with the 0-0 score.

India pressed hard and their efforts finally reaped rewards in the 55th minute through a penalty corner conversion by Deepika.

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First Published : 21 Feb 2016, 01:12:00 PM