SAFF Women’s Championship: India whip Bangladesh 4-0 to set up final versus Nepal

SAFF Women's Championship

SAFF Women’s Championship: India outclassed Bangladesh 4-0, courtesy goals from Dalima Chhibber, Indumathi Kathiresan and Manisha, to enter the final where they will take on Nepal.


  • India will take on Nepal in the final of SAFF Women’s Championship
  • India are the defending champions of the tournament
  • India have so far scored 15 goals in the tournament

The Indian ladies’ group verified its compartment in the last of the SAFF Women’s Championship for the fifth time in succession with a clinical 4-0 prevail upon Bangladesh on Wednesday at the Sahid Rangashala Stadium in Biratnagar, Nepal. Dalima Chhibber opened the scoring for India, which was trailed by a support from Indumathi Kathiresan and damage time strike by Manisha, as the shielding champions took their count to 15 unopposed objectives in three matches.

The match started with the two groups going hard from the primary whistle as Bangladesh hoped to benefit as much as possible from their physical ability and squeezed the Indian safeguards with thorough pace. The Indian focus back couple of Ashalata and Sweety Devi, be that as it may, stood tall and denied the resistance advances any sniff at objective.

After a strained begin, the Indian eves found the a dependable balance they needed with their first corner of the match. With 18 minutes gone, Sanju nestled into magnificent conveyance from the left that tumbled to Dalima inside the container and the right-back committed no error as she set the ball into the back of the net.

The rhythm of the match went up a step after the opener, with the two sides designing great opportunities to score. Bangladesh focus back Mosammat Khatun skied an exertion from short proximity while Sanju was denied by the overseer in a one-on-one circumstance with hardly a pause in between.

India enrolled their second in the 23rd moment through midfielder Indumathi, who demonstrated magnificent levelheadedness to space the ball past the manager in the wake of being played through on objective with a brilliant turn around through-ball from Sanju.

Bangladesh at that point hoped to hit back, attempting their karma from separation – just to be denied by a sure Aditi Chauhan in objective. India, who scored 11 objectives in their initial two matches at the competition, indicated how clinical they can be with an exemplary counter-assault objective in the 37th moment to take their lead to three objectives.

Dalima played the ball out from the privilege after an assault from Bangladesh and in a matter of moments, Sanju and Sandhiya joined amazingly to put through Indumathi by and by, who found the net indeed with a very much put completion.

As the sides exchanged closures for the second half, it was India that begun more grounded and controlled a large portion of the ownership. Sanju and Dangmei Grace were a bunch for the Bangladesh safeguard down the flanks and it was the last who verged on scoring at the hour mark however observed her shot crosswise over objective go inches wide of the post.

Mentor Maymol Rocky expedited Anju Tamang and Manisha instead of Ratanbala Devi and Grace individually, and the two substitutes created effective exhibitions when they went ahead. With 15 minutes to go, Anju kept running in objective and hoped to chip the attendant with a volleyed exertion however it cruised right over the bar.

Manisha too nearly gave India their fourth objective with a shot from inside the container that was spared brilliantly by the opponent caretaker. In any case, she was not to be denied in the diminishing snapshots of the match as she jumped on a free ball in the container, adjusted the manager and scored her first objective of the competition.

The match finished 4-0 for the Indian side, who will currently take on hosts Nepal in the last on Friday.

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