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Indian Women's Hockey Team Draws With South Korea, Win 5 Match Series 3-1

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| March 11 , 2018 , 17:14 IST

Indian women’s hockey team played out a 1-1 draw against hosts South Korea in the last game to win the five-match series 3-1 on Sunday.

Both teams scored a goal each in the last quarter of the game to share the honours.

Vandana Katariya led India to the lead in 48 minutes, but the joy of the guests was interrupted when Bomi Kim (50) of South Korea scored a draw two minutes later.

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The first quarter was fought hard as both teams had a patient approach to build their attacks

The players of both teams defended well, but could not produce much in the last third of the field.

The lack of attack from both the sides in the first 15 minutes determined that the score was 0-0 at the end of the quarter.

South Korean strikers took two penalties in the second quarter, but Indian goalkeeper Rajani Etimarpu was up for it by making two big thoughts to deny the hosts.

It took India 41 minutes to earn its first penalty corner but South Korea’s Mijin Han made a good save as the deadlock continued.

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In the last quarter, both the teams looked to finish off the series on a good note and created more chances.

In the last 10 minutes of the match both the teams looked to find a winner. It was the hosts who had a great chance of scoring the winner in the 54th minute when they were awarded a Penalty Corner, but the drag-flick was shot wide and the match ended in a 1-1 draw.