India had to wait long for their second Women's Asia Cup title with the last one coming way back in 2004
India edged past China 5-4 via shootout to win the women's Asia Cup hockey title here on Sunday. With this, India also qualified for next year's World Cup as Continental champion.
It was skipper Rani Rampal who scored the winning goal while Savita Punia made a great save in sudden death.
Savita was adjudged Goalkeeper-of-the-Tournament while Monica won the Woman-of-the-Match award.
Final: India 1 (Navjot Kaur) bt China 1 (Tiantian Luo) in shootout.
Third place: Korea 1 (Hyejeong Shin) bt Japan 0.