Yujal Shrestha, ANFA Media
March 17, 2019 - India ousted Sri Lanka 5-0 in their last group match of the SAFF Women’s Championship 2019 held today in Biratnagar.
India and Sri Lanka had already booked their berth in the last four from Group ‘B’.
Grace Dangmei opened the scoring for India in the 4th minute before Sandhya Ranganathan doubled their advantage.
Dangmei who was left unmarked found a header off Sanju’s rebound.
Sandhya Ranganathan in 7th minute grabbed second goal for India with a lovely finish. But that was a product of Sanju assist to spilt backline, putting the ball between three defenders.
In 36th minute, Sanju again led the charge feeding Indumathi Kathiresan with the ball after making long run from the left.
The fourth goal for India came from a penalty in the 44th minute after they were awarded a penalty after Sri Lankan defender Rushani Gunawardana handled the ball inside the box. Sangita Basfore, who stepped in for the kick made no mistake in the chance and led India 4-0.
Three minutes later, Ratanbala Devi Nongmaithem netted the fifth for India.
India will now face Bangladesh while Nepal will take on Sri Lanka in the semifinals of the championship on March 20.