Asian Champions Trophy: Indian women’s hockey team (Drag Flicker Gurjit Kaur) scored five goals with the help of five goals.Indian women’s hockey team) They thrashed Thailand 5-0 in their opening match of the Asian Champions Trophy here on Sunday. Gurjeet converted a penalty stroke in the second minute of the match while Vandana Kataria scored the second goal five minutes later.
By the end of the first quarter, Lilima Minz scored India’s third goal in the 14th minute while Gurjit and Jyoti scored from penalty corners in the 14th and 15th minutes to make the score 5-0. India continued to dominate in the second quarter as well. Rajwinder Kaur, making her international debut, scored a field goal in the 16th minute, while Gurjit scored his third goal in the 24th minute. Soon after, Lilima converted a penalty corner.
Gurjeet scored another goal in the 25th minute to lead India 9-0 at half time. India did not give any chance to Thailand even further and attacked continuously. Jyoti scored in the 36th minute to take India’s goal count into double digits while Sonika scored her first goal of the match in the 43rd minute.
Thailand made some good defenses
The story did not change even in the fourth quarter and India continued the attack. Thailand, however, made some good defenses in the meantime. Monica scored in the 55th minute, while Gurjit scored his fifth and 13th for India three minutes later from a penalty corner. This was the first match of the Indian team after finishing fourth in the Tokyo Olympics. Captain Rani has been rested from the tournament and goalkeeper Savita led the team in her absence.
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