The Indian women’s hockey team has created history in the Olympic Games being played in Tokyo, the capital of Japan. The team secured its place in the semi-finals for the first time after beating Australia 1-0 in the quarter-final match. Gurjit Kaur scored the only goal for India. The Indian team dominated the Kangaroo team throughout the match and continued the attacking game continuously. The Indian team, led by captain Rani Rampal, made it to the quarter-finals of the Olympic Games for the first time in 41 years.
No goal scored in the first quarter
The Indian players created some excellent chances in the first quarter, but they could not score. In the ninth minute of the game, Vandana Kataria’s shot went out while hitting the post. Australia also had chances to score, but the Indian defense could not penetrate it.
India lead in second quarter
In the second quarter, Australia had the upper hand for the first five minutes. During this, Australia got three penalty corners, but the Indian goalkeeper and defenders thwarted this opportunity. Then India got a penalty corner in the 22nd minute of the match, which was converted into a goal by drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur to give India a 1-0 lead.
India’s strong defense
Australia got a total of six penalty corners in the third and fourth quarters, but the Indian defense foiled these opportunities again. However, in the 43rd and 44th minutes of the third quarter, India also got opportunities to score. But Navneet Kaur and Rani Rampal could not cash it in.
The Indian women’s hockey team entered the quarter-finals of the Olympic Games for the first time in 41 years on Saturday with a 4-3 win over South Africa and subsequent 2-0 victory over defending champions Great Britain in Ireland. Against South Africa, team player Vandana Kataria played an important role in winning the team by scoring three consecutive goals. Vandana also became the first player to score a hat-trick of goals for India in the Olympics. Looking at the form of the hockey team, fans will expect a strong performance from this team in the semi-finals as well