Indian women’s hockey team played out a 1-1 draw against hosts South Korea in the last game to win the five-match series 3-1 on Sunday.
In the last match at the Jinchun National Athletics Center, the two teams finished the match in the final quarter and the match was draw. Vandana Kataria scored the goal in the 48th minute from the Indian team, but Bomi Kim finished the match with the Korean team in the 50th minute when she scored a goal.
With this draw, the India team grabbed the five match series with 3-1. As compare to last match, the Korean team made a come back and audience witnessed a good performance by the Korean team.
In the first quarter both the team fought equally. Players from the both teams defended each others goals, due to which in the first minute the score was settled settle at 0-0.
In the second quarter, the world’s ninth number of Korean team attacked aggressively in the Indian circle and also managed to get two penalty corners. But Indian goalkeeper Rajani Etimarpu defended wisely and did not allow the hosts to take the lead. Till half time both the teams were failed to score any goal.
Later, India earned its first penalty corner in the 41st minute but South Korean player Mijin Han defended. The last quarter was very exciting, as the both teams tried to shot a goal to win. India, however, took advantage of the opportunity, where Vandana scored a goal in the 48th minute to give the team a 1-0 win over the captain Rani pass. However, the lead was short-lived as South Korea scored a field goal in the 50th minute through Bomi Kim to draw parity.
In the last 10 minutes both the teams attacked in search of the winner but in vain.