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Katariya scored in the 34th minute as the world’s number nine. India won their second match of the tournament and avenged last week’s 0-3 loss to Australia in Bhubaneswar.

India came under pressure early in the first quarter when Australia was awarded a penalty corner in the third minute.

Savita Punia, India’s captain and goalkeeper, did a good job of keeping the ball out.

A few minutes later, Jane Claxton attempted a shot at goal, but it hit the goalpost. The first quarter was full of action, but no goals were scored.

The second quarter began with India receiving a penalty corner early on, but it was not converted. The Australians earned their second penalty corner in the 20th minute but failed to convert it.

Both teams had numerous circle entries, but the first half ended goalless.

India brought a new level of intensity to their game in the third quarter, and they were rewarded with a goal from Katariya, who dived to put the ball in the back of the net from a penalty corner.

Sangita Kumari, who was playing her 50th international match, earned India another penalty corner, but it was not converted. The Indians dominated the third quarter, which ended 1-0 in favour of the home team.

Australia began the final quarter with a penalty corner, but it was denied.

In the 52nd minute, Navneet won another penalty corner for India, but it was not successful against the Australian defence.

India maintained a tight defence.

With just over a minute left in the game, the Australians were awarded a penalty corner in an attempt to force a penalty shootout, but India successfully reviewed the decision and had it overturned.

Another penalty corner was awarded to Australia with about half a minute remaining, but it was a botched attempt, and India went on to win their second game of the tournament.
India’s final home-leg match will be against the United States on Sunday.

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