Last Updated: July 30, 2022, 23:19 IST
CWG 2022, Women’s Hockey India vs Wales, Highlights: Vandana Katariya scored in the 18th minute as Gurjit Kaur doubled it in the 28th and Deep Grace Ekka scored in the 48th minute for the Indian women’s hockey team against Wales, who scored in the closing moments of the third quarter, in their second Pool A clash of the CWG . Read More
FULL TIME! That’s that then… as goals from Vandana Katariya, Gurjit Kaur and Deep Grace Ekka mean India get a 3-1 win over Wales.
GOAL! Deep Grace Ekka restores India’s two-goal lead over Wales! Good penalty corer taken by India and they will sigh relief now… Need to see out this game.
End of Q3! India dominate but have not managed to add their lead as Wales have brought down the deficit!
Better conversion need from the Indians as the Welsh are finding it harder and harder to stay in the game. Their keeper though has been having a good dame so far. How much will she relent…
Q3 – India are dominating the field as Wales are ending up playing into their hands. India need to convert this dominance into goals and assure them the match.
End of Q2! Late goals from Vandana Katariya and Gurjit Kaur mean that India can go into the break with some relief after Wales defended brilliantly!
GOAL! Gurjit Kaur doubles the lead from the penalty corner for India against Wales!
GOAL! India get the lead finally after many attacks were foiled by the Welsh! Vandana Katariya is credited with the strike.
Q2 – Wales have been growing in confidence and are no longer content at just hitting India on the counter. They have started to take control of the ball and get on the front, attacking Savita’s goal!
End of Q1 – India has had a few good chances but the Welsh keeper has been able to guard her goal with success so far. The pace at which this match is being played leaves one wondering … how long can they keep this on. Proper end-to-end stuff this.
Q1 – India’s penalty corner woes continue as they miss their chances already in the opening minutes. While Wales have hit India on the counter very smartly.
Here is how the Indian women’s hockey team line-up against Wales –
📋Here's your #WomenInBlue Starting XI to face Wales tonight at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games!
— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) July 30, 2022
The Indian women’s hockey team face Wales in their second Pool A encounter after a comprehensive 5-0 win against minnows Ghana to start their 2022 Commonwealth Games campaign.
CWG 2022, Women’s Hockey India vs Wales, Highlights: Vandana Katariya scored in the 18th minute as Gurjit Kaur doubled it in the 28th and Deep Grace Ekka scored in the 48th minute for the Indian women’s hockey team against Wales, who scored in the closing moments of the third quarter, in their second Pool A clash of the CWG 2022.
Drag flicker Gurjit Kaur struck a brace as the Indian women’s team started its campaign in the 2022 Commonwealth Games with a comprehensive 5-0 win against minnows Ghana on Friday.
The Indian team, seeking to redeem themselves following a below-par performance in the FIH Women’s World Cup in Netherlands and Spain earlier this month, made a tentative start, scoring a goal each in the first two quarters before slamming two goals in the third and finally wrapping things up with a goal in the fourth quarter.
The Indian women’s hockey team suffered a huge setback as seasoned Navjot Kaur tested positive for the Covid-19 virus and will be heading home soon as she had got the clearance from medical authorities here to travel home.
The team has been in Europe since the start of the month, playing in the FIH Women’s World Cup in the Netherlands and Spain and had travelled to both countries before reaching London for the Commonwealth Games a couple of weeks back.
It suffered a huge setback when Navjot was tested on arrival in Birmingham on July 25 and the test showed some deviation in the result. She was tested again and tested positive for Covid-19 and was sent in for isolation.
She has now got the clearance to travel and will be returning home soon to further follow the Covid protocols in India.
“Navjot had tested positive for Covid and was put in isolation as per the decision of the medical authorities in Birmingham. She has now got clearance to travel and will be leaving for home soon. Sonika will replace her in the Indian team,” Hockey India informed in a statement on Saturday.
Navjot Kaur, a key member of the squad, did not play in India’s first match against Ghana on Friday. India defeated Ghana 5-0 to start their campaign on a winning note.
India are in Pool A along with Canada, Wales, Ghana and England and are one of the favourites to qualify for this group for the semifinals.