Indian women’s national hockey team played a draw against Germany, lost to Aussies and beat Ireland to finish third in round robin format tournament played at Essen in Germany from 25 June to 27 June 2010.
Indian eves went in break with 0-2 deficit but recovered remarkably against world number four and hosts Germany in their first match of the tournament. Rosalin Ralte, Rani Rampal and skipper Surinder Kaur scored for India. The hosts opened account in 12th minute from a penalty conversion by Tina Bachmann. Experienced Natascha Keller increase the lead in 24th minute for the hosts. Roselin Ralte scored for India in 3rd minute after break. Lydia Hasse made it 3-1 for Germany in the 51st minute, but India kept on fighting till the end. 15 years old Rani Ramphal scored from a penalty corner in 63 minute and in the last moments skipper Surinder Kaur successfully found the equaliser. Continue reading →