Bhubaneswar:27/10/18: Sweety Kumari single-handedly won the third match for Team Indian at the Asia Rugby Sevens U18 Girls Championship being played at Kalinga Stadium here on Saturday.
In the closely-contested match against Sri Lanka, India came on the top with the score card reading 24-15.
Earlier in the day, Team India had an easy win in the one-sided match of 89-0 against Bangladesh.
High in confidence after an impressive win against UAE the previous evening, the girls seemed unstoppable today. With these, they have wrapped up their groups matches.
They had put up an impressive show in front of the home crowd and beat UAE 22-5. All five players from Odisha – Sumitra Nayak (vice captain), Soni Mandangi, Jemamani Naik, Lija Sardar and Parbati Kisku – were in the team that was fielded for these matches.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had inaugurated the event last evening. “This is yet another historic event as this championship is the first ever International Age Rugby Tournament to be hosted in India. Being hosted ahead of the Men’s Hockey World Cup, this event is going to set the sporting spirit of the city soaring,” he said, while welcoming players from 12 countries.