India looks to win against China at the Women's Hockey World Cup 2022 on Tuesday. | Photo Credit: Hockey India
Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of the Women's Hockey World Cup match between India and China in Amstelveen , Netherlands. This was Netra V taking you through the action as it unfolded.
See you all on Thursday as India takes on New Zealand at 11PM IST!
Vandana Katariya, India, Player of the Match: We play as a team and win as the team. We will watch clips of the England and New Zealand match and prepare for our next match against NZ.
Cui Qiuxia, China : We hope to convert penalty corner in the next game and play better. We will try our best in the next game
FULL TIME: Scores level for both teams as they are one goal each. A game strewn with opportunities but Zheng Jiali and Vandana Katariya have a lot to cheer for. China 1-1 India
15'- China back in the Indian circle. A video referral asked by China. No reason for umpire to change reason and no penalty corner for China.
14'- Deceptive run by China as they attack, but fail to pass it and let it go to the sideline.
13'- Two and half minutes left. China and India exchange possession of ball.
12'- PENALTY CORNER FOR CHINA. THEY MISS IT. Brilliant defence by the Indians as the ball goes wide.
10'-CHINA GETS YELLOW CARD. DOWN WITH 10 PLAYERS FOR 5 MINUTES.
9'- Vandana gets the ball, but the Chinese marking of Indian players and intercepting their passes seem to take precedence.
8'- India attacks on the left flank, but nothing comes out of it.
6'- India in China's circle, but intercepted by the Chinese defence. The players seem to be a bit tired with the fast paced nature of the match. Loud cheers from the crowd for the Indian eves.
3'- China earns a free hit with their 23m circle. They soon come towards the Indian side but are soon intercepted by the Indian defence.
1'- China's fast paced attack is intercepted by the Indians as it tries to exploit the space in left flank.
Vandana does it again for India as she levels score.
15'- YET ANOTHER PENALTY CORNER FOR INDIA. AND ITS A GOAL!!!!! ITS VANDANA KATARIYA AGAIN as she slightly touches the ball to equalise the tally.
13'- Sonika gets a green card as India 10 players down. PENALTY CORNER FOR INDIA! A missed chance for India as ball touches the foot of penalty corner. India lose referral as the ball touches Indian players foot before going out as they lose yet another PC.
11' Cautious approach from China, the shot goes wide off the goal post as Tiantian is surrounded by Indian defenders while striking the ball.
10'- China lobs a shot, lands in Salima's stick, but China manages to cut through and enter the Indian circle.
7'- China yet again with the ball as India tries to defend.
4'- China attacking yet again. Trouble for India, but the ball misses the post yet again.
3' PENALTY CORNER FOR CHINA. A drag and miss as it goes past the post.
2'- NAVJOT KAUR has been asked not to touch the ball by the referee and is given a green card. Can China bank upon this opportunity?
China's defence is a bit tiresome for India as Zheng Jiali scored the sole goal of the game. No matter how many penalty corners India got, they failed to convert it.
15'- Just as India finds its pace and attacks, half-time is called.
14'- A brilliant save by Savita, who throws herself to her right as the ball hits her hockey stick and goes out.
13'- A chance for India. Brilliant defence by China's Bingfeng as goalkeeper Ping comes out of her position. A call for PC for India by the umpire through the mic. The field umpire doesnt hear it and no penalty corner.
11'- China lobs a shot, and makes it through Indian defence as Zheng Jiali hits the ball past Savita scoring a goal. China 1-0 up.
9'- Penalty corner goes to India, but Chinese 'keeper Ping blocked the shot and free hit goes to China. A chance lost for India.
8'- China asks for a video referral claiming the goal came out of Jyoti's body. They are correct!
5'- Ball lobbed to Sushila. Zhang Xindan with the ball but Indians hovering around her, making it hard to pass. India ends up intercepting.
3'- China puts pressure on the Indian circle but Indians cut through the passes and get the ball.
1'- China misses opportunity to pass and rises the ball to the air where no players are present.
First quarter is up but no goals scored. Both teams seem to go slow in their approach with no fierce attacks. India holds the ball possession at 52%.
14'- This time while using left flank, India heads towards China's goal post. Sonika is blocked by the Chinese defenders and ends up giving China the ball.
13'- India and China press hard for ball possession as no team has scored in the last 13 minutes.
10'- Right flank has always been India's forte to attack as Sharmila Devi moves forward but is stopped by the umpire and China receives the ball.
9'- Navneet Kaur tries to score a goal but Ping blocks it.
7'- Chinese defenders seem to be targeting the Indians as more than three Chinese players surround India.
5'- China on the front foot. Indians get the free hit as they keep on passing near their corner.
4'- Indians need to improve its speed and passing as it holds ball possession.
3' – Indians with the ball, but intercepted by China.
India Starting XI: Savita (c)(gk), Gurjit Kaur, Deep Grace Ekka, Sushila Chanu, Nikki Pradhan, Navjot Kaur, Neha, Salima Tete, Vandana Katariya, Navneet Kaur, Lalremsiami
China Starting XI: Liu Ping (gk), Zhang Ying, Cui Qiuxia, Gu Bingfeng, Ma Ning, Li Jiaqi (c), Chen Yang, Li Hong, Zhang Xiaoxue, Luo Tiantan, Li Hong, Zhang Xindan
8:04PM IST: The teams have entered the field. The national anthems are being played.
What happened in their previous World Cup match?
The Indians would look to address their attacking woes and beat world number 13 China, who held New Zealand to a 2-2 draw in the other Pool B match. Chief coach Janneke Schopman would be eyeing a more clinical performance from the forward line, consisting of the likes of Vandana, Lalremsiami and Sharmila.
When was the last time the two teams faced each other?
Going by form and rankings, world number eight India will definitely start as favourites against China but complacency is something the Savita-led side would look to avoid.
It was India who came out on top in the last two meetings between the two sides.
India had thrashed China 7-1 in their first outing in the FIH Pro League tie before winning the second match of the double-header 2-1 in Muscat, Oman.
Its defensive prowess on display in the 1-1 draw against Olympic bronze medallist England , India would look to plug holes in the attacking department and register its first win of the women's hockey World Cup in their second game against China on Tuesday.
The Indians produced a superlative defensive performance, spearheaded by skipper and goalkeeper Savita Punia, in the drawn game against England in the opening Pool B match on Sunday.
The likes of vice-captain Deep Grace Ekka, Nikki Pradhan, Gurjit Kaur and Udita dished out an excellent performance, denying England a single penalty corner in the entire 60 minutes.
Their only blemish was the ninth minute goal they conceded when Isabella Petter neatly deflected in a pass from outside the 'D'.
Barring that, it was a near perfect effort from the Indian backline against England, who fielded almost the same set of players from the Great Britain side that featured in Tokyo Olympics.
Savita, as usual, was brilliant at the goal, making a couple of fine saves with her quick reflexes.
However, India were found wanting in the penalty corner conversion as they could score just once from the seven PCs they got, with Vandana Katariya getting the equaliser from a rebound in the 28th minute.
India also created a lot of chances against England but the forwardline failed to utilise most of them, barring the equaliser.
In the 56th minute, Sharmila Devi wasted a golden opportunity as she failed to get her stick on to a fine pass from a team-mate.
Where to watch the Women's Hockey World Cup 2022?
The FIH Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022 will be telecast on the Star Sports 1 TV channel and Disney+ Hotstar .
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