Indian women's hockey team celebrates after defeating China in the semifinal match at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Wednesday, Aug 29, Photo Credit: PTI. The last time they faced Japan, they thrashed the opposition three months back. It was one of the rare wins for the team over an opponent who has had the better of their exchanges over the years in international hockey. For one, there is a lot more at stake, specially for India, who could become the first team to book its ticket to Tokyo Olympics here. Japan would have no such pressure, qualifying as host.
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Chasing runs, Bangladesh reached the destination in their allotted 20 overs, middle-order batter Nigar Sultana top-scoring for her side with ODI captain Rumana Ahmed chipped in with Earlier, India were restricted to for the loss of nine wickets in their stipulated 20 overs.
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