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India eves pip Japan 2-1 to win Olympic Test hockey meet

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India eves pip Japan 2-1 to win Olympic Test hockey meetTokyo (Japan), Aug 21 (IANS) The Indian women’s hockey team beat Japan 2-1 in the final to win the Olympic Test event here on Wednesday. Navjot Kaur and Lalremsiami led the scoring charts for India.

Navjot (11th minute) opened the scoring to put India in front but Minami Shimizu restored parity just a minute later. Lalremsiami (33th minute) then struck the winning goal for the Women in Blue.

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India started the better side with forward Navjot producing a neat finish in front of the goal. In the second quarter, both teams were defensive until Lalremsiami scored on the rebound in the 33rd minute to seal the deal for India.

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