Bhopal, March 6 (IANS) Continuing their winning run, the Indian women’s hockey team defeated Belarus 2-1 in the fourth Test of the five-match rubber here on Monday.
Led by Rani Rampal, the Indian women were quick to start off the blocks as Renuka Yadav scored a field goal in the sixth minute of the match.
The first quarter went on to become an eventful one for the Indians, as Gurjit Kaur successfully converted a penalty corner in the 12th minute to take her side 2-0 up against the Belarus outfit.
The visitors responded in the second quarter as Nastassia Syrayezhka scored a field goal in the 21st minute to bridge the deficit.
However, the Indian defence held strong thereafter, as the Belarus eves were denied any opportunity to score in the two goalless quarters after half time.