11 Feb 2019, 22:42 IST
Bhubaneswar, Feb 11 (PTI) Sabitra Bhandari struck two early objectives as India slumped to a 1-2 defeat in opposition to Nepal of their second recreation of the Hero Gold Cup girls’s soccer tournment on the Kalinga Stadium right here Monday.
Sabitra (4th, sixth minutes) scored early for Nepal earlier than India discovered a late comfort purpose by Ratanbala Devi (83rd) as the house suffered its first defeat within the four-nation championship.
After the second recreation day, Myanmar keep firmly seated on the high of the desk with 6 factors from 2 video games whereas India and Nepal are locked in second place with three factors every. Iran are but to open their account having performed an equal variety of video games.
The Nepalese ahead Sabirtra took solely 4 minutes to attain her first purpose adopted by one other two minutes later.
Indian skipper Aditi Chauhan made a horrible mistake grabbing a cross from the fitting flank which finally left Sabitra a straightforward alternative to attain her second and she or he did no mistake pushing the ball into an open web.
Maymol Rocky’s women modified the gear of their quest to seek out the goal and Dalima Chibber may have hit the goal type a long-ranger however her effort missed the goal by a whisker.
Within the 40th minute, Sanju’s lay-off was collected by Jabamani Tudu however her cross proved to be too heavy for onrushing Anju Tamang.
India obtained one other probability within the added minutes of the primary half however Anju may rattle solely the side-netting.
India obtained two back-to-back probabilities to breach the Nepalese defence within the 73rd and 74th minute however finally, the rating line remained similar.
Sanju and Sandhiya, who changed Anju Tamang within the 57th minute, coordinated nicely however failed to seek out the again of the web.
A minute later, Sanju tucked in a purpose however she was dominated offside.
Within the 83rd minute, India earned a free-kick on the high of the field owing to a handball by a Nepalese defender and Ratanbala transformed it exquisitely to carry some life again into the sport.
Though India tried their degree finest to seek out the elusive equaliser, Nepal stood tall to go away the bottom with all three factors
India will face Myanmar within the closing recreation of the group stage on the similar venue on Wednesday
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