There is something so special about Indian women athletes who never cease to amaze us by producing an absolute peach of a performance.
The Indian Women’s Hockey team shot into fame after registering a 5-0 victory over Poland at the FIH Women’s Series Finals Hiroshima 2019.
From the word go, India were on all-out attack and did cause a lot of problems for Poland’s defence.
Poland had more possession but that didn’t really matter as India were causing more problems with their speed in attack.
India were splendid in the second quarter of the game with their 12 circle entries in that single quarter, more than Poland managed in the whole game.
India did manage to press quite well by keeping Poland’s defenders at bay and as a result, India reaped rewards.
Despite the big gap in the scoreline, India never really looked to drop momentum and pressuring the opposition and attacking in numbers when they had it.
The final quarter of the match was a kind of annoying affair as both teams were cut down to ten at times, by players being carded.
India were firm and steady throughout the game and their regular circle penetrations were more than enough to keep Poland in defensive mode.
Gurjit came really close to bagging a hat trick and her drag flick bouncing off the crossbar in the 53rd minute.
India’s fifth goal came through a sensational stick work from Navneet Kaur in the 56th minute.
Jyoti (21′ minute), Vandana Katariya (26′ minute) Gurjit (28′, 35′) and Navneet Kaur (56′) were among the goal scorers.
India will take on Fiji on 18 June 2019 in their third match of the event.