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Indian eves win 3-Nations hockey tournament despite loss to Australia in final game

The Indian junior women s team tasted its first loss of the competition on Sunday, going down 1-2 to hosts Australia in the fourth match but still won the 3-Nations hockey tournament after finishing top of the points table. India had seven points from four matches, ahead of hosts Australia on goal difference, with New Zealand finishing third with only three points from their four matches. In the final match, Gagandeep Kaur scored the solitary goal for India in the 53rd minute to cancel out Abigail Wilson s 15th minute strike. However, the Australian youngster scored yet again in the 56th minute to give her team a 2-1 win. It was a difficult first period for the Indian team as they were constantly put under pressure by the hosts. The visitors had some chances of their own inside the first 15 minutes but they make the most of it. In the 15th minute, Australia were awarded a Penalty Corner, and it was Abigail Wilson who stepped up for the hosts to make it 1-0. India tried to make up ...


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