Indian eves beat Belarus 2-1 in second Hockey Test
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Mar.4 (ANI): The Indian women's hockey team continued their imperious form as they edged past Belarus 2-1 in the second Test of the five-match series here in Bhopal on Friday.
India got off to a good start by earning a penalty corner in the ninth minute. It was striker and captain Rani who successfully converted the penalty corner into a goal to help her side take a 1-0 lead.
However, Belarus did well in the next two quarters to contain the Indian women and not allow them too many chances in the striking circle with strong defense.
The visitors equalized the score in the 36th minute when Sviatlana Bahushevich, who also struck the lone goal for Belarus on Thursday, pulled back a fine field goal.
Belarus continued to hold the Indian eves right till the end, but Lalremsiami converted the penalty corner in the 60th minute to help the home side seal the game by 2-1.
With the win, India have now taken a 2-0 lead in the Test series.
On Thursday, playing their first match since the Women's Asian Champions Trophy triumph last year, the Indian eves kicked off the series with a crushing 5-1 win over Belarus.(ANI)