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In Hockey, drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur scored five goals as the Indian team registered an emphatic 13-0 win over Thailand in their first game in Women's Asian Champions Trophy 2021 at the Donghae, South Korea.  Gurjit gave India the lead in the second minute of the match after an infringement from Thailand in their defensive third awarded India a penalty stroke. Gurjit, who scored four goals at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, kept a cool head and put the ball in the back of the nets to give India a 1-0 lead in the second minute.

Rajwinder Kaur, who made her International debut, scored a field goal in the 16th minute.

This was India Women's team's first match since the historic fourth-place finish at the Tokyo Olympics. In the absence of Captain Rani, who has been rested from the tournament, the Indian team was led by veteran goalkeeper Savita.

The next match between India and Malaysia scheduled for tomorrow will not be played due to covid-related issues, as officially stated by the Asian Hockey Federation.

India will play the hosts Korea on the 8th of this month.



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