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Bangladesh hold India to 1-1 draw in SAFF U-15 C’ship

 THIMPHU (BHUTAN), Oct 13: India were held to a 1-1 draw by Bangladesh in their penultimate group stage match of the SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship here on Sunday.

Amisha Baxla scored in the 24th minute to put India ahead. However, the lead was short-lived as Sapna Rani equalised for Bangladesh two-minutes later.

After Sunday’s draw, both India and Bangladesh ended on seven points in the group stage. However, India finished on top of the group by virtue of better goal difference.

The two sides face each other again in the final on Tuesday.

India dominated possession from the start and looked to attack the Bangladesh goal, with Astam Oraon pulling the strings from the middle of the park.

India finally broke the deadlock as Astam found an unmarked Amisha through a cross from the left, and the latter finished it past the Bangladesh keeper.

A couple of minutes later Bangladesh forward Sapna latched on to a loose ball and chipped it over India custodian Adrija Sarkhel to restore parity. – PTI

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