New Delhi, 19 February 2013: Continuing on their winning momentum, Indian women’s team defeated Malaysia 3-0 on the second day of the Hero Hockey World League Round 2 Delhi 2013 played at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium today.
Player-of-the-match, Vandana Katariya scored a brace for India, while young star Rani Rampal sounded the board once.
India converted an early penalty corner into a goal in the 9th minute of the game through Vandana Katariya, when she deflected the hard hit from Joydeep Kaur. In the 38th minute of the game Vandana struck again by beating the Malaysian players and scooped the ball into the goal post to convert the second goal for her team.
Rani Rampal scored a beautiful goal to complete the tally to 3-0 for India in the 65th minute of the match.
Earlier during the day, Russia defeated Fiji 9-0 and Japan beat Kazakhstan 11-0 in a one sided game.
India will now face Fiji on Thursday, 21 February 2013 and Malaysia will play against Kazakhstan on 21st February 2013 (Schedule and results).