India women's team thrash Hong Kong in away friendly.
by Shubham Sharma
Hong Kong: Indian women's team thrash Hong Kong by 5-2 in their first friendly on the tour. Grace bagged a brace while Sanju, Sumithra and Ratanbala added one each to the account.
India begin their attack right away in the first half,as early as 4th minute, when Anju's attempt inside the box was saved by Hong Kong goalie. However, the hosts didn't have much relief as Grace drew the first blood courtesy an assist from Indumathi in the 6th minute.
The hosts however, equalised in the 17th minute. But, their celebration didn't last long as Grace restored the lead for India in the 22nd minute. Sanju gave a two-goal cushion to the team right before the stroke of halftime as she converted from a pass from Dalima Chhiber at the 44th minute.
Chung Pui Ki reduced the deficit in the second half for the hosts but a couple of goals at 82nd and 83rd minutes for the visitors by Sumithra and Ratanbala meant India would win the game by 5 goals to two.