Group India began their Ladies’s Hockey Asia Cup 2022 in superb model as they recorded a 9-0 victory over Malaysia on the Sultan Qaboos Sports activities Advanced in Muscat, Oman on Friday. Navneet Kaur, Vandana Katariya and Sharmila Devi scored two every with Deep Grace Ekka and Lalremsiami scoring one apiece.
With this win, the Indian workforce have moved to the highest spot in Pool A with three factors, whereas Japan is within the second spot. Singapore and Malaysia are third and fourth, respectively.
Katariya made her 250th look for the workforce, and put began the scoring within the eighth minute itself. Two minutes later Ekka scored by way of a penalty nook. Navneet Kaur managed to make it 3-0 within the dying moments of the primary quarter. Come the second quarter, the Malaysian defence fared significantly better and conceded just one aim.
So far as Malaysia is anxious, there weren’t many alternatives created by them, and the few in between had been dealt properly by the goalkeeper and captain Savita Punia. Devi Sharmila scored a brace within the final quarter-hour as India ended the day with a nine-goal win.
Subsequent, Group India will face Japan of their second encounter on Sunday, in a battle to high the group.