Web Desk(April 14, 2018): A stunning defensive collapse in the last five minutes led to India losing their bronze medal match 6-0 to England. India had five penalty corners but could convert non of them. This means that the Indian women’s hockey team come back from a Commonwealth Games empty-handed a third consecutive time. The last medal they have won at the Games is silver in Melbourne 2006.
The match was played mostly on an even keel, with India actually getting off to a positive start and earning a penalty corner in the eighth minute but that only led to Vandana Kataria getting hit on the head by the ball after it rebounded off the England goalkeeper.Vandana had to be led off the field and after that, England took control. Despite that, India held England off till the end of the first quarter. India made a number of inroads in the second quarter but lacked a clinical touch in the D.