Indian Women beat England to win their first medal across all world cups after a gap of 33 years. India beat England 3-2 via penalty shootout after the regulation time of 70 minutes ended at 1-1.
18-year-old Rani scored India’s only goal in the regulation time and then scored twice in the penalty shoot-out to give India a historical victory. India had defeated the top teams in the competition and they finished their campaign in a thrilling contest.
Navneet Kaur’s strike handed India a 3-2 lead in the shoot out and when Anna Toman missed the following shot, it secured India’s win. Rani took the first stroke in the shoot-out and scored straight away.
None of the England player could score except Emily Defroand, who scored the equaliser for England on both occasions. Navneet had missed her earlier stroke but beat the rival goalkeeper in her second attempt as India took the lead.
Earlier, Rani had put India ahead through her stunning field goal in the 13th minute. The Indian girls defended well and maintained the lead till the half-time. In the second-half, Anna Toman brought her side back with her 55th minute strike. The deadlock remained till the full time and the game was stretched to penalty shootout.