Indian Women Sweep Hockey Series vs Malaysia

India beat Malaysia 5-2 in their sixth and final match to remain unbeaten in a totally one-sided series.

Updated: June 25, 2014 19:15 IST
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In the last match of the Malaysian tour on Tuesday, Indian women thrashed the hosts 5-2 to sweep the six-match hockey series without losing a game. The series was in preparation for the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow.

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India scored at will against the Malaysians. The first goal came in the third minute through Poonam Rani. In the 14th minute, Sunita Lakra beautifully converted a penalty corner. In the 28th minute, Anuradha scored followed by back-to-back field goals by Ritushah Arya in the 34th and 35th minutes. India led 5-1 at half time, with Malaysia scoring a field goal in the 21st minute.

In the second half, Malaysia scored their second goal in the 55th minute. Malaysia managed to create a couple of scoring opportunities in the dying minutes but the Indian defence stood like a wall.

Team's midfielder and captain Ritu Rani said, "We have outperformed and swept the board against Malaysia. I am extremely elated with the way my team has performed all the way through -- confident and consistent. The clean sweep has lifted our spirits to a new high. I am delighted we lived up to the expectations of our coaches, selectors and the people of our country."

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