Indian women hold Aussies

Indian women hold Aussies

The Indian eves could not convert even a single penalty corner as they returned with just a single point from the game to take their total tally to four points from two matches.
The young brigade, who were looking to seal a berth in the title round with a victory, looked in good touch as they conjured up some great moves to keep the visitors under pressure.
With Anupa Barla cutting in from the left and Neha Goyal making some swift moves from the right in tandem with trio of Navjot Kaur, Navneet Kaur and skipper Poonam Rani operating from the center, the hosts managed to create chances at regular intervals but an equally alert Aussie defence was upto the task in thwarting their advances.

Australia, who lost their opening match to the Germany on Tuesday, were desperate to score as they consistently made moves from their right flank, but could not make inroads into the Indian defence which was led by the senior pro Jaspreet Kaur.

The visitors also failed to capitalise on the six penalty corners they got during the match, even though, they made some sound moves the visitors seemed to be a disjointed unit as they failed to register a win.

Australia have so far have managed just one point from the tournament and are up against New Zealand next, who routed Germany 6-2 in the other match of the day.

Sian Fremaux scored a hat-trick. The other goal scorers for the Kiwis were Pippa Hayward, Rhiannon Dennison, Tara Hall. Marilena Kraub scoreda brace for the Germans.