CWG 2022: India loses in the semifinals of women’s hockey to Australia after a shootout.


CWG 2022: India loses in the semifinals of women’s hockey to Australia after a shootout.

The Indian women’s hockey team suffered a heartbreaking loss against four-time champion Australia, falling short by a score of 0-3 in the shootout.

After both teams were tied 1-1 at the end of regulation time in the semifinal of the Commonwealth Games on Friday, it was heartbreaking for the Indian women’s hockey team as it lost 0-3 in the shootout to four-time champions Australia.

Following India’s Vandana Katariya’s equalizing goal in the 49th minute, Australia took the lead in the 10th minute thanks to Rebecca Greiner.

To keep their record spotless, the Indians, who have yet to give up a goal in the competition, lined up in defense.

India attacked right away and had the first opportunity in the eighth minute, but Australia narrowly avoided defeat.

A defensive blunder by India allowed Greiner to deflect Ambrosia Malone’s cross into the box, giving Australia the lead in the 10th minute.

Australia earned their first penalty corner in the following minute, but Monika stopped the ball at the goal line.

India received a second penalty corner two minutes later but squandered the chance.

Australia came out strong in the second quarter and immediately applied pressure to the Indian defense, but Savita Punia’s team managed to keep its organization.

Gurjit Kaur’s flick was stopped by Australian goalkeeper Aleisha Power as the Indians secured their third penalty corner in the 21st minute.

Sangita Kumari’s reverse shot from the top of the circle was again stopped by Power three minutes later.

India earned another penalty corner in the 24th minute, but the Australians defended well and went into halftime with a 1-0 lead.

The second quarter saw a nail-biting battle between the two teams. In the 44th minute, Australia won five straight penalty corners, but India’s captain and goalkeeper Savita and her defense put up a heroic effort to prevent their opponents from extending their lead.

Stephanie Kershaw’s attempt was blocked by Savita one minute into the fourth quarter.

In the 49th minute, Vandana Katariya skillfully deflected in Sushila Chanu’s defense-splitting free shot from outside the circle to tie the game. The Indians did not lose heart and continued mounting raids on the Australian defense, which wilted for the first time in the competition.

India earned another penalty corner in the 51st minute, but Power again made a superb reflex save to…

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