India drew 1-1 with China in the FIH Women’s Hockey World Cup in Amsterdam on Tuesday, its second consecutive draw in Pool B. Jayali Zheng gave China the lead in the 26th minute before Vandana Kataria equalized in the 45th minute. India drew 1-1 in their opening match of the tournament against bronze medalist England at the Tokyo Olympics. The Indians had a better share of the occupation in the first two quarters and had more opportunities, but their efforts did not pay off.
The Chinese, on the other hand, violated Indian defense while waiting for retaliation.
In the ninth minute, Nunit Kaur along with Vandana Kataria fired the first shot on the goal but their effort was saved by Chinese goalkeeper Liu Ping.
India came close to scoring in the 23rd minute but the goal post was saved by China. As a result of the resulting rebound, Jyotika seemed to have found the net but the goal was not allowed after the referral.
Shortly afterwards, India won their first penalty corner but failed to take advantage.
China took the lead against Run of Play through Jiali Zheng, who outscored Swetha Poonia after getting a pass from Xindan Zhang.
Two minutes later, India won another penalty corner but Ping saved Monica’s effort as China took a one-goal lead at halftime.
After the change of chain end, he came forward aggressively and got his first penalty corner in the 33rd minute but the scope of Bing Feng Gu expanded.
In the 42nd minute, India won a back-to-back penalty corner but lost both.
Within seconds of the end of the third quarter, Vandana deviated from the thunderbolt as India leveled a fully-fledged penalty corner.
India dominated in the fourth quarter as they went on the offensive in search of a winner but failed to find behind the net.
China added late and got another penalty corner in the 54th minute but India defended well and both the teams drew for the second time in a row in the tournament.
India will play their last pool match against New Zealand on Thursday.
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