India beat China to lift Women’s Asia cup hockey in a cliffhanger

India beat China to lift Women’s Asia cup hockey in a cliffhanger

New Delhi: India defeated China 5-4 in a sudden death situation to win women’s Asia Cup Hockey title on Sunday.

The match had ended 1-1 in the regular time period.

With this victory, India qualified for next year’s Hockey World Cup. India had defeated China 4-1 in the pool stage of the tournament.

India’s Navjot Kaur scored the first goal in the 25th minute of the game.

China leveled the scoreline 1-1 in the 47th minute of the game.

Hockey India tweeted: “After a thrilling shootout India clinch GOLD at the 9th Women’s #AsiaCup2017 on 5th Nov. #INDvCHN.”

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-IBNS

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