India eves win Asia Cup hockey bronze

Kuala Lumpur, Sep 27 (IANS) Putting behind the disappointment of missing out on a World Cup berth, India eves beat China 5-4 via penalty shoot-out to finish with the bronze in the 8th Women Asia Cup at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil here Friday.

India led 2-0 at halftime scored through brilliant field goals by Anuradha Thokchom in the 16th minute and Vandana Katariya in the 31st minute.

China reduced the margin in the 50th minute through a field goal scored by Yan Yan. In the 64th minute China scored the equaliser through Wu Mengrong.

The two teams ended 2-2 in the regulation time.

Anuradha Devi Thokchom's stike handed India 5-4 lead in the shootout and secured India's win. Anuradha scored twice and Ritu Rani once in the penalty shoot-out.

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