Fierce Kazakhstan Snatch their Victory from Sri Lanka in the Day Opener



Finishing the week at GBK Hockey Field in the capital of Indonesia, in the first match of the day faced Kazakhstan and Sri Lanka in a match that was totally dominated by the team in blue.

The team led by BAKHAVADDIN Guzal, accumulated with today’s match 4 wins and one loss in this new Women’s Asian Games Qualifier 2022, where the Kazakh team shows its growth game by game in this tournament, today was no exception and defeated Sri Lanka by 9 to 2.

Sri Lanka, who had won the first match of the tournament against Cambodia, then unluckily failed to overcome any other opponent they faced.

Although the first goal of the match was for Sri Lanka after 6 minutes of play after a Sri Lankan attack that ended with a deflection by FERNANDO Nipuni that the goalkeeper could not stop. In this way she put the initial 1-0 for the victory of her team, but the reaction of the Kazakh team did not take long to arrive and 4 minutes later SABAZOVA Symbat discounted for the blue team after a counterattack that ended with the player nÂș 17 pushing the ball to put the 1-1.

In the second quarter Kazakhstan started to show its hierarchy to score two more goals in the 17th and 18th minute by BEISENBAY Balzhan and LOBANOVA Viktoriya, both from penalty corners. In the second quarter, the team led by BEIBITOV Nurzhan scored two more goals by IZBASSAROVA Gulsina and SABAZOVA Symbat again to make it 5-1.

In the last 2 quarters, Sri Lanak tried to block the rival but without success and the Kazakh team managed to convert 4 more goals in the third and last quarter (Converted by BEISENBAY Balzhan, MAKHANOVA Aigerim, LYAPINA Viktoriya and IZBASSAROVA Gulsina) to prove once again that they were superior to the rival. JUNG Kim’s team did not find the rhythm of the game to control it, however, in the 43rd minute DEVADAS Kirushanthini was able to score the second goal for the orange and yellow team.

The match ended 9-2 with a victory for the blue and yellow team, which keeps the third position in this tournament, while Sri Lanka is sixth with 3 points.

The best player of the match was Sabazova Symbat, the number 17 was a key player for her team, creating play and scoring 2 goals in today’s match.

Kazakhstan will face Singapore on June 14 to play their last match in the Women’s Asian Games Qualifier 2022, while Sri Lanka will play their last match against Uzbekistan on the same day.

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