India women beat China on penalties to win bronze in Asia Cup hockey

India dominated proceedings in the first half and scored two field goals through Anuradha Devi Thokchom (16th minute) and Vandana Katariya (31st) to go into the breather with a comfortable 2-0 lead. China then equalised in the second half to take the game into penalty shootout.

updated: September 27, 2013 20:17 IST
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Kuala Lumpur: Indian eves at least has something to cheer about after missing out on a berth in next year's World Cup as they defeated China via penalty shootout to clinch the bronze medal in the eighth women's Asia Cup hockey tournament here on Friday.

India, who needed to win the tournament to qualify for next year's World Cup to be held at The Hague, Netherlands, edged past China 3-2 in the shootout after both the teams were locked 2-2 at the regulation time.

By virtue of this win, the Indians managed to avenge their 0-1 defeat to the Chinese in the pool stages of the tournament.

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