Gurjit Kaur's last-minute goal inspires India women hockey team's comeback win over Great Britain
Gurjit Kaur scored the goal from short corner, that India earned with 48 seconds left, to lead her team to a thrilling win.
Gurjit Kaur's last minute effort saw Indian women beat Great Britain 2-1 in a thrilling encounter.
India are currently in UK to play a five-match series against Great Britain.
The second match of the series will be played on Sunday.
Marlow: Gurjit Kaur's last minute effort saw Indian women beat Great Britain 2-1 in a thrilling opening encounter of the five-match series.
It was a brilliant come-from-behind victory for India after trailing 0-1 as goals from Sharmila Devi and Gurjit sealed the issue for the visiting side.
In the first quarter, neither team managed to break the deadlock, despite sporadic attacks from both teams.
In the second quarter, India took control of the game and won a couple of penalty corners in the first few minutes forcing smart saves from custodian Maddie Hinch.
Soon enough, it was Great Britain's turn but in India's goalkeeper Savita Punia pulled off a smart save to deny the home team as it was goalless at half-time.
Great Britain broke through first in the final quarter, with Emily Defrond scoring in the 46th minute to give her team the much-needed lead.
Despite trailing, India mounted pressure and soon reaped the dividends with Sharmila restoring parity.
The match looked like ending in a draw but with 48 seconds left, India won a short corner and Gurjit successfully converted it. The second match of the series will be played on Sunday.
India are placed in pool A along with England, Canada, Wales, and Ghana and will begin their campaign on 29 July against Ghana.
Sushila Chanu may have played 208 matches for India but the tournament in the Netherlands will be her maiden World Cup appearance.
Lakra, 32, was part of India's bronze medal-winning team at the Tokyo Games and also led the national side at the Asia Cup, where the team won a bronze medal.