Although the spotlight may be on the Indian men’s team which is due to play arch-rivals Pakistan in the ongoing Asia Cup on Saturday, Indian sportswomen have made the nation proud.
On Thursday, the Indian women’s hockey team emerged triumphant against Scotland beating them 5-0 after both the sides failed to break the deadlock at the halfway stage.
The third quarter started with the Indian team looking determined to score. The breakthrough came in the 37th minute when Rani scored from a penalty corner.
Rani soon made it 2-0 for India with another penalty corner conversion in the 42nd minute before Deepika made it 3-0 in the 45th minute through a field goal.
India continued in the same vein and scored their fourth goal, which came from the stick of Anuradha Devi Thokchom in the 54th minute.
Gurjit Kaur rounded off the tally for India when she scored the fifth goal off a penalty corner in the penultimate minute of the match.
On the same day, the Indian women’s cricket team comprehensively defeated Sri Lanka for the third time to complete a whitewash in the T20 series.
The cricket team chased down the meagre target of 90 with ease, winning by 9 wickets.
Sri Lanka who batted first could not get going and was troubled by the Indian spinners with Ekta Bisht picking up three for 17.
A solid opening partnership between Vellaswamy Vanitha and Smriti Mandhana set the platform for India.