Lalremsiami strikes in India’s 1-0 win over Malaysia


KUALA LUMPUR, April 10: The Indian women’s hockey team Wednesday struck a late goal through youngster Lalremsiami to beat hosts Malaysia and take an unassailable lead in the five-match bilateral series.
India won the first two matches 3-0 and 5-0 followed by a 4-4 draw in their previous game.
Lalremsiami’s sensational 55th-minute goal ensured the team secured a narrow win in a hard-fought contest that saw Malaysia give their all to put up a defensive game.
Though it was Malaysia who made a strong start with an early penalty corner (PC) in the first minute of the game, a very alert India goalkeeper Savita made a good save.
India too earned a PC in the following minute but did not succeed. With India’s ace dragflicker Gurjit Kaur missing the tour due to an injury, they lost out on five penalty corner opportunities in this game. (PTI)