Turkish Women's Cup: India thrash Turkmenistan 10-0; Sanju scores hat-trick
The Indian women’s team romped home to a massive 10-0 victory against Turkmenistan in their second match of the Turkish Women’s Cup on Friday (March 1, 2019) in Alanya, Turkey.
Attacker Sanju was the highest scorer of the match, netting a hat-trick as Maymol Rocky’s team bounced back from the 0-1 defeat against Uzbekistan on Wednesday. Anju Tamang and Ranjana got a brace each to their name, while Dangmei Grace, Sumithra and Indumathi Kathiresan got a goal each to their name.
India started off with a bang, as Dangmei Grace put the eves in front on the 7th minute itself. Around 10 minutes later, Sanju added yet another one, before making it 3-0 for India minutes before the half-time break.
The team, led by Indumathi Kathiresan in this match, increased the tempo in the second half, as Grace and Ranjana combined again to add two more. Notably, the 71st-minute goal marked the hat-trick for Sanju, and also the third assist of the match for right-back Dalima Chhibber.
Sumithra, Anju and captain Indumathi added three more goals to take India to double figures in the game. India are next set to face Romania on Sunday (March 3).
Result: India 10 (Dangmei Grace 7’, Sanju 17’, 37’, 71’, Anju Tamang 51’, 83’, Ranjana 60’, 62’, Sumithra 77’, Indumathi 87’) bt Turkmenistan 0
India Starting XI: Linthoingambi Devi; Jabamani Tudu, Ashalata Devi, Sweety Devi, Dalima Chhibber; Sangita Basfore, Indumathi Kathiresan (C), Anju Tamang; Sanju, Manisha, Dangmei Grace