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Indian women's hockey team clinches Asia Cup

05 Nov 2017 | By Shiladitya Ray

Two weeks after the Indian men's hockey team beat Malaysia to lift the Asia Cup, the Indian women's hockey team beat China in a nail biting match to clinch the women's Asia Cup title in Japan.

The Indian women's hockey team beat the Chinese team 5-4 on penalties after scores were tied at 1-1.

Know about the Rani Rampal-led team's stellar tournament performance.

In context: Indian women's hockey team wins Asia Cup unbeaten

05 Nov 2017Indian women's hockey team clinches Asia Cup

Tournament runIndia's unbeaten run in the women's Asia Cup

The Indian women's hockey team's Asia Cup win hardly comes as a surprise after their performance in the pool and knockout stages of the tournament.

The Rani Rampal-led team completed the tournament unbeaten, and secured convincing victories against Kazakhstan and defending champions Japan in the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively.

They had beaten finalists China 4-1 in the pool stage.