Hockey: Injured Indian ladies aim to defeat New Zealand to win CWG bronze

India take on New Zealand in the bronze medal match in the Commonwealth Games . Australia defeated India 3-0 in a penalty shootout in the final .

BIRMINGHAM, Mass.– When India takes on New Zealand in the bronze medal match in the Commonwealth Games on Sunday, the team will be aiming to put the horrendous clock feud behind it while aiming for a podium finish.Indias shot was shattered by a technical official during the penalty shootout, as Australia defeated the Savita Punia-led team 3-0 from a one-way stand.At the end of regulation, both teams were tied 1-1.

Malone had a second chance after a timekeeping mistake by the officials, and this time the striker scored to uplift the game's energy.The Indians will need mental toughness going into Sundays crucial game to lift their bronze medal, a year after losing to Great Britain 3-4 to finish a historic fourth at the Tokyo Olympics.Despite what happened yesterday, it was distressing and troubling, and we must come back.Vice-captain Deep Grace Ekka told PTI that this is another chance for us to win a CWG medal.

Everyone was extremely sad.It's simple.The next match, however, is very important for us now.We all need to work hard and make a strong comeback.

For us, it's a do-or-die situation, and we'll do our best, according to India captain Savita.Savita was at her best during the match, especially in the closing stages of the game, denying Australia from a flurry of penalty corners.Their star forward Vandana will be the king of the Indian attack once more.As the Dutch double Olympic medalist kept her hopes up on the duo of Savita and Vandana, chief coach Janneke Schopman kept her hopes high on the pair.

She demonstrated today that she has the ability to stop balls that can be used for certain purposes.I'm sure she'll do it.I know that her staff has a great deal of confidence in her.The defenders also had a great time, as I would say.

The end station is most often a van (vandanas), as in the name of the city.Sushila had a fine slapshot in this case, and Van was exactly where he needed to be.We've been putting a lot of effort into it, she said.It can be a Van or other players.

Indian women won a CWG medal last season, silvering in 2006, before finishing fourth on the Gold Coast.Winners of the Manchester 2002 edition, the Indian women were selected in the Manchester 2002 edition.India was at their lowest level in their last match against New Zealand at the World Cup in July this year, losing 3-4.On Sunday, Australia will meet England in the final.