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Indian women’s hockey team draws with Argentina

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Buenos Aires :The Indian women’s hockey team drew 2-2 against Argentina in its second match of the tour to the South American nation here.

The first half of the match saw India putting up an aggressive fight and they eventually netted the ball in the 27th minute with Anuradah Devi knocking in the first goal.

The team continued to maintain their rhythm throughout the first half to lead 1-0 at half-time. But four minutes into the second half, Argentina scored the equaliser as Delfina Merino hit the goal.

India, however, managed to take the upper hand once again as they scored in the 44th minute. But Argentina, in the 56th minute, hit their second goal to hold India to a draw. “It was an important match for us as the team was playing with one of the leading international teams.

The girls played very well. India played a very defensive style of game that relied on counter attacks. We look forward to continue with such effort in upcoming matches,” India chief coach Neil Hawgood said in a release.

PTI