London, July 25 (CNMSPORTS) - After a valiant start to their women's hockey World Cup campaign, Rani Rampal-led India will take on Ireland in a must-win second Pool B match here on Thursday.
India had enjoyed an excellent start to their campaign, holding World No.2 England to a 1-1 draw on Saturday.
The Indians could have stunned the Olympic Champions as they had taken the lead in the second quarter. They maintained the lead for most of the second half before the hosts scored a late equaliser.
Though India settled for a draw, skipper Rani is happy with her team's performance as they held their own in front of a packed stadium cheering for the home team.