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Indian women Hockey team beat China to lift maiden Asian Champions Trophy

In a first, the Indian women Hockey team beat China 2-1 with a last-gasp goal in the final to emerge winners in the Women's Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament today. Deepika scored the winner in

India TV Sports Desk, Singapore [ Published on: November 05, 2016 19:34 IST ]
Indian women Hockey team
Indian women Hockey team

In a first, the Indian women Hockey team beat China 2-1 with a last-gasp goal in the final to emerge winners in the Women's Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament today.

Deepika scored the winner in the 60th minute as she slammed home a penalty corner rebound to trigger celebrations in the Indian camp.

Deep Grace Ekka had given the Indians the lead in the 13th minute but Zhong Mengling pulled China level in the 44th minute.

The welcome result for the Indian women's team comes days after men beat Pakistan to reclaim the Asian Champions Trophy in Kuantan, Malaysia.

India were playing in the final for the second time in the tournament that was being held for the fourth time.

India's best finish in the Women's Asian Champions Trophy came in the last edition in 2013 when it finished runner-up to Japan. It had finished third in the inaugural edition in 2010.

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