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Bangladesh hold India

Bangladesh hold India
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Captain Sunil Chhetri scored in injury time to help India salvage a 1-1 draw against Bangladesh in their second game of the SAFF Football Championship...

Kathamndu (IANS): Captain Sunil Chhetri scored in injury time to help India salvage a 1-1 draw against Bangladesh in their second game of the SAFF Football Championship here Tuesday. On the edge of the rival box, Chhetri curled it enough for the ball to sail over the wall yet dip enough to bulge - a goal which took him past I.M. Vijayan and a goal behind Bhaichung Bhutia as India’s highest-ever goalscorer.

India dominated all through but paid for missed chances to split points with Bangladesh. Much against the run of play, Atiqur Rahaman Meshu put Bangladesh in the lead in the 83rd minute. India pressed early and seized the momentum. There was buildup from the back and support for each other. The flurry of chances went abegging in the first half.

The first chance came in the 8th minute when an overlapping Nirmal Chettri found Francis Fernandes on the right. Francis, who was impressive with his timely runs, sped past Waly Faisal and essayed a centre. But an unmarked Chhetri’s volley just went over. The very next minute another of Chhetri’s efforts went off the mark. Then Jewel Raja failed to pull the trigger after the triangle of Lenny Rodrigues, Mehtab Hossain and Chhetri had done the spadework.The barrage of Indian attacks pushed Bangladesh into their own territory. Other than a moment when Nirmal rushed in to deny Taklis Ahmed, Bangladesh weren’t able to break free in the first half.
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