Asian Games: India defeated Bangladesh with Sunil Chhetri’s goal, medal hopes intact

Hangzhou: Charismatic striker in the last moments Sunil Chhetri Thanks to the goal, the Indian football team defeated Bangladesh 1-0 in the group match here on Thursday. asian games Kept alive the hopes of making it to the knockouts. After a disappointing 1-5 defeat against host China on Tuesday, India scored full points in its second match. In which the goal scored by the team’s 39-year-old experienced footballer Chhetri from a penalty in the 85th minute was important.

India could score only one goal

In an important match of the Asian Games, the Bangladesh goalkeeper jumped to the right but failed to stop Sunil Chhetri’s brilliant shot from the penalty spot and it went straight into the net. India were awarded a penalty due to a foul by Bangladesh captain Rahmat in which he tackled Bryce Miranda from the edge of the box. India will now play Myanmar which had defeated Bangladesh 1-0 on the opening day.

Had to play three matches in five days

When Sunil Chhetri was asked about the short time he got to recover from the fatigue of the match, he said, ‘The first thing I will do is go and rest. It hasn’t been easy. I’m sure it’s the same for rival teams too. It is not easy to play three matches in five days. Now we have to take ice bath, eat good food and then be ready for the next match.

India missed the opportunity to score a goal on a free kick

India got a great opportunity to score a goal on a free kick when Gurkeerat Singh was ‘fouled’ near the Bangladesh box. Samuel Kinshi took a free-kick after advice from Chhetri but his shot from the left corner was saved by the Bangladesh goalkeeper. The first half remained goalless in which India got another chance to score but Rahul could not make full use of the cross inside the KP box and the shot went astray.

India made three changes

India made three changes in the match. In the last match, Gurmeet Singh had received a yellow card due to which Dheeraj Singh was replaced in his place. Rohit Danu played in place of Rahim Ali and Chinglensena Singh played in place of Sumit Rathi. India will have to show aggression in its upcoming match and will not miss any opportunity to score goals. Especially the forwards will have to play brilliantly.

India reached semi-finals in women’s cricket

Shafali Verma exposed Malaysia’s inexperienced bowling attack and scored 67 runs in 39 balls, but the quarter-finals of the Asian Games women’s cricket event was canceled due to rain. India got entry into the semi-finals on the basis of better ICC ranking. The match was reduced to 15 overs per team. India had scored 173 runs for two wickets. Captain Smriti Mandhana scored 27 runs in 16 balls and Jemimah Rodriguez scored 47 runs in 29 balls. Richa Ghosh contributed 21 runs in seven balls. Even going beyond 100 runs was a difficult target for Malaysia. The revised target based on Duckworth-Lewis system was 177 runs. Malaysia had played only two balls when the match had to be canceled due to heavy rain.

Srinagar’s Bilkis Mir becomes judge of canoeing, kayaking in Asiad

Former kayaking and canoeing player Bilkis Mir from Srinagar has been made the finishing line judge at the Asian Games starting on Saturday in Hangzhou and is the first Indian woman to get this credit. Mir told PTI, ‘I am the first Indian woman to join the jury panel.’ She said, ‘I will be the chief judge at the finish point in kayaking, canoeing and canoe sprint events. It is a matter of honor for me. This is like a dream come true. I want to dedicate this success to those girls who will take up this sport in future.

India’s schedule in Asian Games today


Men’s Group A Match India vs Bangladesh – India won

Women’s Group B Match India vs Chinese Taipei – India lost

sail sailing

Vishnu Saravanan (NCA7), Chitresh Thatha, Kite, Jerome Kumar S (IQ FOIL), Ebad Ali (RS X), Advait Menon (ILCA 4), KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar (49 ER), Siddheshwar Doifode and Ramya Saravanan (NACR 17), Sudhanshu Shekhar and Preeti Kongara (470), Netra Kumanan (ILCA 4), Ishwariya Ganesan (RS X), Neha Thakur (ILCA 4), Harshita Tomar and Sheetal Verma (49 ER).


Women’s Quarter-Final: India vs Malaysia – Match Canceled


Lightweight Women’s Double Scull (Kiran and Anshika Bharti)

Lightweight Men’s Double Scull (Arun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh)

Men’s Double Scull (Parminder Singh and Satnam Singh)

Men’s Quadruple Scull (Satnam Singh, Parminder Singh, Jakhar Khan and Sukhmeet Singh)

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