Goalkeeper Savita produced a stunning save in a tense shootout as India won the Asia Cup to secure qualification in next year's hockey World Cup following a nerve-wracking win over China in the final here on Sunday.
The team broke a 13-year-old jinx when skipper Rani scored the final goal and Savita foiled an attempt from the rivals to ensure 5-4 win.
India had failed to qualify for the last World Cup and and finished ninth in the 2010 edition.
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Rani scored twice while Monica, Lilima Minz and Navjot scored a goal each in the shootout.
Earlier, it was Navjot Kaur who scored India's lone goal in the 25th minute while China found a late equaliser through Tiantian Luo, who converted a penalty corner in the 47 th Minutes.
It was in 2004 when the Indian women's team had clinched the Asia Cup trophy by beating Japan 1-0.
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