Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur)

Chhetri brace helps India beat B’desh

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India recorded their first win in World Cup qualifiers in six years after talisman Sunil Chhetri struck twice for a 2-0 win over Bangladesh on Monday. Chhetri headed in the opener in the 79th minute off substitute Ashique Kuruniyan’s cross from the left to keep his team on course for entry into the third qualifying round of the 2023 Asian Cup. Chhetri’s second came in the second minute of added time after his slotted in a well-placed chip from inside the box off a cut back from Suresh Singh on the right. It was also India’s first win in World Cup qualifiers away from home in 20 years.

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