India hold St. Kitts and Nevis to win Tri-nation series

first_imgIndia played out a 1-1 draw against St.Kitts and Nevis to win the Tri-nationseries at the Mumbai Football Arena on Thursday.Indiaforward Jackichand Singh (39th minute) helped the hosts take the leadwith a header from inside the box which came of a curling cross fromRowlin Borges. St.Kitts and Nevis substitute Amory Gvaune (72nd) foundthe equaliser for the visitors in the second half.With this draw, India have stretched their unbeaten run to 10 matches.The visitors started in an attacking mode, forcing the Indian defenders tocommit unnecessary fouls. The visitors tried to break on thecounter-attack but failed to pose any threat.Hansley Tishan played well on the right wing for the visitors but failed to cross the ball at the right time.But in no time, India changed the tempo of the game to take possession andcontrol of the ball. Defender Anas Edathodika was taken down by a strong challenge in the initial minutes but luckily escaped without anyinjury.India’s Pritam Kotal played a vital role in the defenceto help his team manage to keep the opposition away from the sight ofthe goal.At the 20-minute mark, Balwant Singh missed aspectacular chance to score off a cross by Halicharan Narzary but theball was deflected by the visitors’ defence.The second-halfstarted with India substitute striker Robin Singh missing couple ofopportunities and goalkeeper Subrata Paul being duly tested by theopponents.That would ultimately come back to haunt the hosts as the visitors fought back to equalise.advertisementlast_img

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