India thrashes Turkmenistan 10-0 in Turkish Women's Cup

Sanju scored a hat-trick as the Indian women’s team romped to a massive 10-0 victory against Turkmenistan in its second match of the Turkish Women’s Cup.

File photo of Anju Tamang who scored two goals in India's crushing win.   -  Biswaranjan Rout

Sanju scored a hat-trick as the Indian women’s team romped to a massive 10-0 victory against Turkmenistan in its second match of the Turkish Women’s Cup in Alanya on Friday.

Sanju (17th, 37th, 71st) was the highest scorer of the match, Anju Tamang (51st, 83rd) and Ranjana (60th, 62nd) got a brace each to their name, while Dangmei Grace (7th), Sumithra (77th) and Indumathi Kathiresan (87th) also scored one goal each.

India has now bounced back from its 0-1 defeat against Uzbekistan on Wednesday.

Dangmei put India in front on the 7th minute itself. Around 10 minutes later, Sanju added another one, before making it 3-0 for India minutes before the half-time break.

The team, led by Indumathi 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 faces Romania in its next match on Sunday.

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