India draw with Canada in Test series` final match

Updated: Jun 21, 2010, 13:20 PM IST

New Delhi: The series already won, India`s
women`s hockey team played out a 2-2 draw against Canada in
the final match of the four-Test event at UBC Wright Field,
Vancouver on Monday.

Visitors had won the India-Canada Cup 2-0 having beaten
the hosts in the opening and third game of the series while
the second match was drawn.

India started the match on an attacking note and earned a
penalty corner in the 11th minute which was superbly converted
by skipper Surinder Kaur.

Two minutes later, Canada restored parity through a
penalty corner conversion by Diane Roemer.

India took the lead in the 24th minute when Saba Anjum
slammed in from a fast counter-attack.

India led 2-1 at half time.

After lemon break, Canada held the ball well and had a
lot of possession but were unable to convert until the 50th
minute when Roemer scored again through a penalty corner.

In the last 10 minutes, both the teams played at a high
pace but were unable to break the deadlock.

India will now fly to Germany tomorrow to feature in the
Four-Nations tournament at Essen from June 25-27. The other
teams in the field are Germany, Australia and Ireland.