Tour of Malaysia: India signs off series with a win
Indian signed off its five Test series against Malaysia with a solitary goal win in the fifth and last game in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday. India clinched the series with four wins and a draw.
After comfortable 3-0 and 5-0 wins in the first two Tests, India came up to formidable opponents in the remaining three games. The third ended in a 4-4 draw while the fourth and fifth games India won by a solitary goal each to win the rubber 4-0.
After a barren first half in which both India and Malaysia had good good exchanges, India took the lead in the 35th minute, thanks to a brilliant field goal by Navjot Kaur. It turned out to be the only goal of the match.
Credit must go to the Malaysian girls, especially their deep defenders in general and goalkeeper in particular, who did an excellent job in last three games. On the other hand the visiting Indian girls were little complacent and took things lightly.
Though India scored one goal from a penalty stroke, it did not meet with any success in penalty corner conversions. On the other hand, India conceded three goals through penalty corners in the third Test.
India had its lessons written out big and bold on the wall that it has a lot of home work to do before it can think of a berth in the Tokyo Olympic games 2020.
Indian team returns home tonight.