India beat Pakistan 3-0 in SAIF Women’s Championship

Defending champions India stunned Pakistan 3-0 in their opening match at the Dashrath Stadium in Kathmandu on Wednesday to start a winning streak at the 2022 SAFF Women’s Championship.

While a goal from Pakistan captain Maria Jameel Khan broke the deadlock in the first half, goals from Dangmei Grace and Soumya Gaguloth opened the match for the Blue Tigress.

India’s penetration into the Pakistan box through wide channels was the major outlet in their attack. The first goal was the result of that when Sandhya Ranganathan, active in the left channel, sent a low cross which was not handled properly by the Pakistan goalkeeper, Shahid Bukhari and fell in the way of the attacking Pakistan captain, who was unable to control it. in time.

Anju Tamang set up the second goal for India as she sent a through ball to Dangmei Grace from the edge of the box and the latter dropped the goalkeeper to the near post.

In extra time in the second half, Pakistan were unable to control another low cross from the left arm, which fell to the right in the field for Soumya Gaguloth, whose left foot strike was enough to make it 3-0. was.

Both the teams will now play on Saturday, 10 September as India will play Maldives and Pakistan will face Bangladesh.

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