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India beat Belarus 2-1 in second of 5- match Test series

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File Image: Rani Rampal and Lalremsiami were the goal scorers for India. (Image: DNA)

Bhopal: In the ongoing 5- test match series against visiting Belarus team, the Indian eves continued their fine form in the Five-Match Test Series against Belarus here in Bhopal on Friday. The team, led by Rani Rampal, scored a 2-1 win against the visitors in the Second Test Match.

Starting off the match, India went into aggression and it was fruitful as India got a penalty corner in the 9th minute of the match.The captain- striker Rani made the best use of this opportunity as she successfully converted the PC to earn a 1-0 lead for the hosts.

Belarus, down with a goal, came back strongly in the next two quarters to contain the Indian women and not allow them too many chances in the striking circle with strong defense.

Belarus got an equalizer in the 36th minute when Sviatlana Bahushevich, who also scored the lone goal for Belarus on Thursday, struck a fine field goal. They continued to hold the Indian eves right till the end but a 60th minute PC proved to be crucial as India managed to seal the game with Lalremsiami converting the PC to register a 2-1 win.

With this win, India are now 2-0 up in the Test Series. The next match of the series will be played on March 5, 2017.