Mumtaz Khan’s brace went in useless because the Indian ladies’s hockey group’s dream of reclaiming a bronze medal from the FIH Junior World Cup went up in smoke, shedding 0-3 within the shoot-out to England after each the groups had been locked 2-2 on the finish of regulation time on Tuesday.
Mumtaz, India’s highest scorer within the event with eight strikes, scored two area targets within the twenty first and forty seventh minutes, however these had been cancelled by Millie Giglio (18th) and Claudia Swain (58th) to take the third-fourth play-off match to a shoot-out.
The Indians minimize a sorry determine within the shoot-out as Olympian Sharmila Devi, skipper Salima Tete and Sangita Kumari faltered, whereas England’s Katie Curtis, Swain and Maddie Axford discovered the again of the Indian web to avenge their loss on the similar stage within the 2013 version.
Within the 2013 Junior World Cup in Monchengladbach in Germany, India had secured its maiden bronze medal by defeating England within the shoot-out.
Opposite to the ultimate consequence, it was India that had the higher statistics within the match in all features, be it possession, circle penetrations and pictures on aim.
However England had the final snigger as a lapse in focus within the closing couple of minutes of the match value India dearly.
The Indians, although, began the match on a constructive observe, securing two penalty corners in fast time simply after the beginning however the English defence was as much as the duty to disclaim their opponents.
Lalrindiki then had a great opportunity to place India forward however she fired huge from shut vary with solely the English goalkeeper to beat.
England took the lead three minutes into the second quarter by a fortunate aim.
Giglio’s weak shot on aim from contained in the circle bobbled in direction of India goalkeeper Bichu Devi Kharibam, who mistimed her kick because the ball went previous between her legs contained in the put up.
It was an unlucky mistake from the Indian custodian, who to date had an excellent event underneath the bar.
England’s pleasure lasted simply three minutes as India equalised by Mumtaz.
Mumtaz scored her seventh aim of the event by superbly controlling a move from the fitting flank with one contact after which slotted the ball into the English aim to attract parity.
Each the groups tried laborious to take the initiative thereafter however did not create any actual scoring alternative to enter the midway break locked at 1-1.
It was a disappointing show by each India and England after the change of ends, dispensing irritating and cagey hockey for probably the most a part of the subsequent quarter-hour.
Simply 11 minutes into the fourth quarter, England gained a penalty nook however Bichu Devi made a superb save to disclaim Maddie Axford.
The Indians continued to dominate within the closing quarter, incomes a few penalty corners however they failed within the closing execution.
India made the scoreline 2-1 within the forty seventh minute, but once more by Mumtaz, who cooly lifted over the English goalkeeper following a goal-mouth melee.
Trailing by a aim, a determined England pulled off their goalkeeper for an additional participant six minutes from the ultimate hooter, and mounted quite a few raids on the Indian citadel, which resulted in two penalty corners however the Indian defence stood agency until then.
However two minutes from full time, the Indian defence lastly wilted underneath stress when Swain scored the equaliser with a slap shot previous Bichu Devi after receiving a move from the fitting flank.