Continuing its fine show at the Asian Champions Trophy Indian women’s hockey team stunned higher-ranked China 3-1 to register their second consecutive win in the tournament, here on Wednesday.
Vandana Katariya (4th, 11th minutes) scored a brace while Gurjit Kaur struck the other goal from a penalty corner to ensure India’s comfortable win over eighth-ranked China.
China’s lone goal came from the stick of Wen Dan in the 15th minute.
By virtue of this win, Indian team is sitting pretty atop the standings with two victories from as many games.
India, ranked 10th in the world, will next play Malaysia on Thursday. The Malaysians beat Japan 3-2 in another encounter.
India had earlier defeated Japan 4-1 in their tournament-opener.
The tournament also marks the comeback of Sjoerd Marijne as the chief coach of the women’s side after being at the helm of the men’s team for little over seven months.