Indian Women’s Hockey Team Earned a 1-1 Draw Against Spain

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Indian Women's Hockey Team in action during the second clash against Spain. Image Source: Hockey India Twitter

The Indian Women’s Hockey team drew 1-1 with hosts Spain in an intense second match of their tour here.

Gurjit Kaur scored her second goal of the tournament while Maria Tost (49′) scored for Spain.

India vs Spain: As it happened

 

After losing to Spain by 2-3 in their opening match on Saturday, the Indian team put up a spirited performance in a high-voltage second encounter in Murcia.

While the first quarter ended in a stalemate, the second quarter saw India make a breakthrough with their first penalty corner of the match. The penalty corner was re-taken but well-saved by the Spanish goalkeeper.

The score continued to be 0-0 at half-time but Spain created a penalty corner opportunity soon into the third quarter. The Indian goalkeeper made an impressive save to deny the hosts.

In the following minutes, India increased their tempo that resulted in yet another penalty corner which was brilliantly struck by drag-flicker Gurjit in the 43rd minute.

 

The 1-0 lead against the 2018 Women’s World Cup bronze medal winners didn’t last too long as a defensive lapse by India gave way to Spain scoring a beautiful field goal through Maria in the 49th minute to level the scores 1-1.

The final quarter remained intense until the hooter with both teams taking their game a notch above and pushing for a winning goal but neither succeeded with the match ending in a draw.

On Tuesday, India will play their third match against Spain.

Spain is currently leading the series

 

Spain had won the first match of the series against Indian Women’s Hockey team 3-2. The Indian women’s team is in Spain to play a four-match series against the hosts, which the latter lead 1-0 after their first match victory.

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