Indian girls beat England on penalties to win historic bronze at Junior Hockey World Cup

It was a battle of nerves in the penalty shootout with as many as 6 consecutive penalty strokes being missed out. Indian girls eventually held their nerves for a well deserved bronze medal.

updated: August 04, 2013 20:25 IST
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Monchengladbach: Indian girls created history by winning country's first ever bronze medal in the junior women hockey World Cup as they pipped England 3-2 on penalties, riding on striker Rani's dazzling show, here today.

18-year-old Rani scored India's only goal in the regulation time and then found the net twice in the penalty shoot-out to script India's memorable victory.

Navneet Kaur's strike handed India a 3-2 lead in the shoot out and when Anna Toman missed the following shot, it secured India's win. The two teams had ended 1-1 after regulation time.

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