India's fantasy of breaking their 44-year-old last four curse lay broke as Ireland enrolled a 3-1 win by means of shoot-off in the quarterfinal of the ladies' hockey World Cup on Friday. Poor execution in shoot-off cost India beyond a reasonable doubt as captain Rani Rampal, Monika and Navjot Kaur neglected to move beyond Irish goalie Ayeisha McFerran. Reena was the main scorer for India in the shoot-off. Despite the fact that India goalkeeper Savita delivered two spares in the shoot-off to keep her group in the chase, it was insufficient as Ireland scored through Roisin Upton, Alison Meeke and Chloe Watkins to make their lady World Cup semi-last. It was extraordinary shot for India to reproduce history and secure its first World Cup elimination round spot in 44 years yet it was not to be.
The main time India had figured out how to enter the semi-finals of the show-piece occasion return in 1974 in Mandelieu, France where they in the end completed fourth.In the last release of the competition in Rosario, Argentina India had completed a disillusioning eighth.
Strikingly, it was India's second annihilation to world no. 16 Ireland in the competition after the 0-1 misfortune at the pool stages. It was even-stevens in the primary quarter with the two India and Ireland neglected to make any genuine scoring opportunity.
India and Ireland figured out how to infiltrate each other's circle many circumstances in the opening 15 minutes however both the groups guarded forcefully.The two India and Ireland protectors concocted some solid difficulties inside their own hover to deny each other.Ireland had the principal genuine scoring opportunity in the 23rd moment when Anna O'Flanagan's avoidance from Kathryn Mullan's pass was spared by a jumping Savita.
After three minutes, India captain Rani Rampal shot wide from short proximity after a fine one-two with Vandana Katariya as both the groups neglected to break the gridlock in the opening half. It was a dull second from last quarter as the play was generally revolved around the edges of both the finishes.
The Indians and Irish both made a decent attempt however they neglected to get a solitary shot at each other's objective in the second from last quarter as the stalemate proceeded. Frantic to break the gridlock, the Indians turned out with more reason in the fourth and last quarter and connected weight on the Irish guard with steady attacks.The Indians were instantly compensated when they anchored the solitary punishment corner of the match in the 49th moment, however Rani's weak shot was effortlessly kept out by Ireland goalie Ayeisha McFerran.