India won their biggest title, they completed a historic win over China in the women’s Hockey Asia Cup on Sunday.
The team broke a 13-year-old jinx when skipper Rani scored the final goal and Savita foiled an attempt from the rivals to ensure a 5-4 win.
Rani scored twice while Monica, Lilima Minz and Navjot scored a goal each in the shootout.
Congratulations to our hockey team on winning the Women’s #AsiaCup2017. India is delighted by their stellar performance.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 5, 2017
The match went to shootouts where India scored every goal while China missed one. The score was 1-1 after regular time and 5-4 in the shootout. Exactly an year ago, India had beaten China in the final of Asia Champions Trophy.
India won all their matches in the group stages as they beat Malaysia, Singapore and China. They remained unbeaten in the tournament. Narendra Modi and other celebrities including cricketers joined Twitter on the good news and congratulated the team on their powerful performance in the tournament.
The women’s team got a new coach six months back. Harendra Singh has breathed new life to the team. India had already qualified for the 2018 Women’s World Cup at the start of the tournament and this win will be a great addition to India’s CV.