Asian Champions Trophy: Indian eves through to final despite China drubbing

Singapore, Nov.5 : The Indian women's hockey team have qualified for the finals of the Asian Champions Trophy (ACT) despite going down 2-3 at the hands of China in their last group clash here last evening.

India made it to the finals after they finished as the second-placed team with seven points in the group stage behind China, who climbed to the top spot with nine points.

It was China who made the breakthrough first when Cheng Yahan struck the opening goal in the 35th minute of the match.

China soon doubled the lead for themselves through Gou Qui Deepika's goal in the 51st minute before India pulled one back to make it 1-2 just a minute later.

In the 55th minute of the match, India equalized the score for themselves via skipper Vandana Kataria.

However, Ou Zixia's converted a penalty corner in the dying minutes to seal a victory for China.

India will now meet the same opponents in the summit showdown later today. (ANI)