Watch Indian Women’s Shootout Against China in Asia Cup Final
Goalkeeper Savita’s stunning save in sudden death, helped India win the women’s Asia Cup after 13 years.
The Quint DAILY
For impactful stories you just can’t miss
The Indian women’s hockey team beat China 5-4 in a thrilling penalty shootout to win the 2017 Asia Cup in Japan on Sunday. Winning the tournament after 13 years, India secured its qualification for next year’s World Cup.
Navjot Kaur gave India the lead in the 25th minute while China found a late equaliser through Tiantian Luo, who converted a penalty corner in the 47th minute. After scores were level at 1-1 after full time, the game went into shootout.
Scores were once again tied at 4-4 after the best-of-five round and the game went into sudden death. After captain Rani Rampal scored for India, goalkeeper Savita made a stunning save to hand India the win.
(At The Quint, we are answerable only to our audience. Play an active role in shaping our journalism by becoming a member. Because the truth is worth it.)
Read and Breaking News at the Quint, browse for more from videos and news-videos
Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.