Commonwealth Games: Indian women's hockey team wins bronze medal
The Indian women's hockey team survived a severe test against New Zealand to win the bronze medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Sunday. India led the match 1-0 for most parts of the match but saw New Zealand level the show right at the death in quarter 4. Olivia Merry converted the penalty stroke. Thereafter, India won the shootout 2-1.
Salima's goal canceled out by Merry
Salima Tete scored India's goal earlier in quarter 2 from a tight angle to hand her side the lead. India held on and looked to close out the match in a crunch end-to-end contest. However, Navneet Kaur committed foul in front of goal late on and India lost the referral. Merry converted the resulting penalty corner to force the game into a penalty shootout.
Savita the hero for India in the shootout
In the shootout, Savita made three superb saves to help keep India in the contest. In terms of goals, Sonita and Navneet Kaur put the ball past Kiwi keeper Grace O'Hanlon. NZ managed just one goal.
A bronze for India
India's run at the 2022 CWG
The Indian women's hockey team lost 0-3 in the penalty shootout after the scores were leveled 1-1 against Australia in the semis. Earlier, they bested Ghana (5-0) and Wales (4-1) before losing 1-3 to England and then clinching a 3-2 win over Canada.
3rd CWG medal for the Indian women's hockey team
This is the third Commonwealth Games medal for the Indian women's hockey team. In 2022 Manchester, India beat England Women in the final to bag gold. In 2006, India settled for silver after losing the final against the mighty Aussies. And now, they have won bronze after seeing out a thriller versus the Kiwi eves.Share this timeline