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Bangladesh lead the table


29 July 2022

Bangladesh maintained their winning run in the SAFF U20 Championship, while India bagged their win of the competition in the matches played at the Kalinga Stadium on Friday.

Bangladesh made light work of Maldives 4-1, handing the Islanders their second defeat of the tournament, while India bagged their first win following a 4-0 win over Sri Lanka, their third defeat of the tournament.

Bangladesh moved ahead in the points table with nine points, followed by Nepal with six points. India are third on three points.

Mirajul Islam scored the first hat-trick of the tournament in the handing Bangladesh a comprehensive win over Maldives. Islam scored 19th, 22th and 42nd minutes while the other scorer for Bangladesh was MD Rafiqul Islam in the 42nd minute. Maldives also had a positive moment to take away from the match as Zain Zafar gave Maldives their first goal of the tournament in the 53rd minute.

In the first match of the day, India bagged their first win with an easy 4-0 win over Sri Lanka. Himanshu Jangra (50’), Parthib Sundar Gogoi (69’), Gurkirat Singh (74’) and Parthib Sundar Gogoi (90+3’) were on the scoresheet for India.