Indian women team achieved the unthinkable when they defeated the reigning Olympic and World Champion and current World Number one. The match was played at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar Orissa
The magnitude of this victory can be ascertained from the fact that the last time Indian Women team were able to score a victory over the Dutch was four decades ago. The last three matches between the two nations have been one sided matches. India lost 1-5 (2021 ) 0-7 ( 2015) 1-8 (2013 )
Although this was a young Dutch team . For the Dutch only, Jansen has over 20 caps. Really inexperienced team on the field. No Olympic gold medallist on the team.
India was leading at half time 2-0 thanks to goals from Neha in the 11th minute and Sonika at 28th minute. Dutch team was looking to make a comeback in the second half and did manage to score one back by Yibbi Jansen in the 40th minute. India defended pretty well at the final stages of match to keep the scoreline 2-1
Navneet Kaur who was playing her hundredth game for India was player of the match
With this victory India has climbed to second spot while they started the match at fourth