Women’s hockey Team thrashes Indonesia 8-0
JAKARTA,19th Aug: Drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur scored a hat-trick as the Indian women's hockey team thrashed lowly Indonesia 8-0 to begin its Asian Games campaign on a rousing note in Jakarta on Sunday. The Indian side, ranked highest in the competition at ninth, completely dominated the Pool B match against the home team who does not even feature in the FIH rankings chart.
Gurjit found the target in the 16th, 22nd and 57th minutes while Vandana Katariya (13th and 27th) struck twice. Udita (6th), Lalremsiami (24th) and Navneet Kaur (50th) were the other Indian scorers. For Indonesia, it was a tough debut in the Asian Games for their women's hockey team as it came up against the continent's top-ranked side which had claimed a bronze medal at the 2014 Asiad.
India, who won a bronze in the 2014 Asian Games, will take on Kazakhstan in their next match.