Indian women’s hockey team beat Canada 3-2 to enter semi-finals
The Indian women’s hockey team qualified for the semi-finals of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games with a 3-2 win over Canada in the final league match. Now India will have to play against Australia in the semi-final. In the match against Canada, India won 3-2 in the last quarter thanks to a goal from Lal Ramsimmi. With this, India has got a total of 9 points from four matches with three wins and one loss.
England are at the top of the Pool A points table with 9 points after winning all their three matches. England have to play Wales in the final league match, in which victory is almost certain. This will see India finish second in the Pool and play the semi-finals against Pool-B toppers Australia. Australia are at the top of Pool A with 12 points after winning all their four matches. Whereas New Zealand are at second place with 6 points from 3 matches with two wins and one loss. New Zealand’s final match is against South Africa, which they are the favorites to win. In this way, England and New Zealand will face each other in the second semi-final.
In the league match against Canada, Salima Tete scored in the third minute to give India the lead. After which Navneet Kaur scored the second goal. However, Brennan Steyers scored the first goal for Canada in the next minute. Hannah Haughan scored for Canada to tie the game 2–2. Finally, in the 51st minute, Lal Ramsimmi scored a goal to give India a 3-2 lead. Which was ultimately the winning option.