Indian Women's Hockey Team Falls Short Against Australia’s A Team

India had previously fallen behind Australia 2-4 and 2-3 in the initial two matches of a three-match series, ending 0-2 for India.

The Indian women's hockey team demonstrated their might in a thrilling match on Thursday against Australia A, but they fell short by a score of 2-3. As opposed to the hosts' Alice Arnott and Ruby Harris, India's Salima Tete and Sangita Kumari scored goals.

Staunch defence in the first quarters

India dominated the first minutes of the match, collecting a penalty corner in the tenth minute of the opening period. They failed to take advantage of the chance, though. The hosts, in response, were successful on a few penalty corners, but India's staunch defence held firm and prevented them from taking the lead. As a result, there were no goals scored in the first quarter. India concentrated on keeping possession in the second quarter, but Australia A took control after Alice Arnott's field goal in the 18th minute broke the tie. Ruby Harris extended the hosts' lead shortly.

Dull second quarters

When Ruby Harris scored her second goal of the game in the 35th minute, India's hopes were further deflated. Salima Tete swiftly came back, however, and scored India's opening goal with a spectacular shot. In the fourth quarter, India launched a torrent of assaults in an effort to mount a comeback, earning two penalty corners. Unfortunately, they did not take advantage of these chances. But when Sangita Kumari scored an important goal in the waning seconds of the game, their constant pressure paid off. However, superb defending by the Australian women ended them as the victors of the game.