India beat Belarus 3-1 to clinch women’s hockey series 5-0

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India players make a clean sweep of the Test series against Belarus, winning the fifth and final match 3-1 in Bhopal on March 8.

BHOPAL: Indian women’s hockey team dished out a disciplined performance to notch up a 3-1 win over a fighting Belarus and register the five-match Test series 5-0, on March 8.

Vandana Katariya (6th min), Gurjit Kaur (15th) and Rani (55th) sounded the board for India, while Yuliya Mikheichyk(52nd) scored the solitary goal for Belarus.

Captained by striker Rani, the Indian women were quick to get off the blocks as Vandana scored a stunning field goal in the 6th minute of the match.

The first quarter went on to be an eventful one for the Indian team, as Gurjit Kaur successfully converted a PC in the 15th minute to take her side 2-0 up against Belarus.

The Indian defense held strong thereafter, and even converted a PC through skipper Rani in the 55th minute to eventually seal the match in favor of India.

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