New Delhi, 18 February 2013: Indian women’s hockey team started their campaign of Hero Hockey World League Round 2 Delhi 2013 on winning. The hosts defeated Kazakhstan (FIH Rank #33) 8-0 in their 1st match of the tournament played at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium today.
Indian young star Rani Rampal returned to action with a bang after staying on sidelines for more than a year due to injuries and score 3 goals in the match, while Player-of-the-match Jaspreet Kaur found target 4 times and Soundarya Yendala scored once for India.
India played some attacking and scored goals at regular interval as Kazakhstan tried to settle down, who are 20 places behind India in FIH Rankings.
The hosts scored four goals in the first half through Jaspreet Kaur (8th minute penalty corner and 21st minute penalty corner), Rani (15th minute and 26th minute) to claim lead in the game.
In the 2nd half of the game, India continued to score at a regular interval and converted four goals through Rani (41st minute), Soundarya Yendala (48th minute penalty corner), Jaspreet Kaur (54th minute penalty corner and 70th minute penalty stroke).