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Indian eves settle for 2-2 draw against South Africa


Cape Town : Gurjit Kaur and Deep Grace Kaur strcuk in space of two minutes as Indian women hockey team settled for a 2-2 draw against South Africa in their second match, here.

It was the host team that nosed ahead South Africa when Marizen Marais scored a field goal in the third minute of the match. The first quarter ended with the hosts leading 1-0.

India got the equaliser in the 24th minute through a penalty corner conversion by Gurjit. Two minutes later, Deep Grace converted another penalty corner to give the visitors a 2-1 lead. The scoreline remained the same at the end of the first half.

The third quarter saw some aggression from the hosts which finally paid off in the 34th minute with Dirkie Chamberlain levelling scores for South Africa.

The remaining period of the match saw both teams producing a few scoring opportunities but the scoreboard was not disturbed.

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