Rani shines in India’s 1-0 win against Great Britain

M. Ali

The Indian Women’s team led by their impressive captain Rani secured a 1-0 victory over Great Britain today in their fourth match in Auckland. After losing two consecutive matches to the New Zealand National team, the Indian team was determined to change their fortunes and come back to winning ways.

The match between India and Great Britain took place in Auckland on 4th of February 2020. The Indian team started the match with an attacking mindset, which led to a penalty corner, however the match remained goalless. India continued the encounter with a structured defense and good passing. The Indian team created a number of chances but couldn’t convert and also restricted GB to limited attacks on their goal. The Chief coach Sjoerd Marijine was impressed with the team’s first half performance.

Rani opened the scoring in the 47th minute, netting a powerful shot past GB’S goalkeeper. The goal put serious pressure on GB’s defense and eventually they could not recover. “Towards the end of the match, we were under pressure but the team handled it well and even ensured a goal. The win is good for a morale boost but for me it’s all about the performance and I see we can grow and become more dominant and calmer on the ball,” stated the coach. India will play New Zealand on 5th Feb 2020 and are confident after today’s result.

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