KBFC 5-0 IAFT, Durand Cup Highlights: Bidyashagar hat-trick helps Kerala Blasters to big win against Indian Air Force

Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights of the Durand Cup game between Kerala Blasters and Indian Air Force Football Team.

Updated : Aug 21, 2023 18:12 IST

Bidyashagar Singh starred for the Blasters with a hat-trick.
Bidyashagar Singh starred for the Blasters with a hat-trick. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Bidyashagar Singh starred for the Blasters with a hat-trick. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights of the Durand Cup game between Kerala Blasters and Indian Air Force Football Team.

  • August 21, 2023 18:12
    Match Report

    Durand Cup 2023: Bidyashagar hat-trick powers Kerala Blasters to 5-0 win over Indian Air Force FT

  • August 21, 2023 16:57
    Full time

    Blasters manage to string together a few more chances. Bryce Miranda misses a couple of chances. The first a surging run, where he evaded the defence and the goalkeeper, but could only strike the upright.

    Blaster’s can’t get the sixth, but that won’t bother them. A big six-goal win to wrap up their Durand Cup group stage.

  • August 21, 2023 16:50

    A good, positive way for Blasters to end their Durand Cup campaign. Although, they will be wondering what would have been if they could have unlocked this performance a little earlier.

  • August 21, 2023 16:44

    Bidyasagar pokes in from a deflected shot. He thought he had his hat-trick. But it is called back for offside. But he is not denied for long.

    Justine drives through the right and cuts it back for Bryce who lashes it with his right foot. The rebound falls to Bidyasagar’s feet and he coolly places it in. HAT TRICK!!

  • August 21, 2023 16:41

    Another corner for Blasters. This time from the right. Slight delay as Basu needs some medical attention. Corner headed away by IAFT defence, but Blasters keep the pressure on.

  • August 21, 2023 16:36

    Couple of changes for Kerala Blasters. Vibin and Pritam taken off. Saheef and Yoihenba come in. It is all too comfortable for the ISL side. Water break taken.

  • August 21, 2023 16:31

    Sachin makes a crucial one-on-one save to preserve his clean sheet. Justine steals the ball from IAFT defence and makes his way into the box. His cross, though is cleared away.

  • August 21, 2023 16:28

    Blasters in comfortable territory. Their attack has clicked for the first time in this tournament, albeit against the weakest defence in the group.

  • August 21, 2023 16:24

    Blasters win a corner and play it short. Justine and Vibin link up. The latter pumps it in with a left-footed cross. Bidyasagar leaps highest to head it in. 4-0 for Blasters.

  • August 21, 2023 16:22

    Justine with another shot. Basu forced to make a save at the near post. Blasters with a corner, which is dealt with by IAFT defence. But Blasters come again and Danish with a shot. Third goal for Blasters.

  • August 21, 2023 16:17

    Cross from Bryce. Headed away by IAFT defence. Justine attempts an audacious scissor kick, but it is blocked away. Kerala Blasters looking to push further away.

  • August 21, 2023 16:13

    First attack of the half from Blasters. But a loose touch from Aimen breaks the rhythm. IAFT regroups and brings the ball out.

  • August 21, 2023 16:09

    Justine has come in for Blasters, who begin the half with some slow passing moves. Nothing urgent from the ISL club.

  • August 21, 2023 16:06
    Second Half Begins

    IAFT will be hoping for a strong start to the second half. Blasters will be looking to add to the lead.

  • August 21, 2023 15:50
    Half Time

    Two early, well-taken goals from Bidyasagar and Aimen have put Kerala Blasters in control against IAFT. They could have had more and will definitely be aiming for that in the second half.

  • August 21, 2023 15:43

    Bidyasagar goes through on goal. He has a chance to cut it back, but takes the chance himself. Basu saves it and the rebound falls kindly for Aimen, who inexplicably hits it over the bar.

  • August 21, 2023 15:40

    Long pass from Vibin. Bryce with a one-touch pass for Aimen, who controls the ball before shooting. Narrowly wide. Aimen has been the brightest spark for Blasters in the first half.

  • August 21, 2023 15:37

    Saurav with a late tackle on Bijoy. Gives KBFC a cheap freekick. Blasters on the charge now. Vibin is the conductor for his side, with some accurate passing.

  • August 21, 2023 15:32

    The pace of the game has dropped with both teams opting for slow build up. IAFT is looking the better at it, for the time being, with Blasters happy to hit back on the counter.

  • August 21, 2023 15:30

    Another shot on target from Blasters. This time it comes from Saurav and it needed saving from Basu. Blasters would loveto extend their lead. Drinks break taken.

  • August 21, 2023 15:25

    Kerala Blasters hasn’t been able to play IAFT out of the game yet. It still has a two-goal lead, but the momentum is now with its opponents.

    Early substitute for Blasters. Ishan Pandita our for Bryce.

  • August 21, 2023 15:21

    To IAFT’s credit, it is not sitting back. It is streaming forward in attack, bt hasn’t had much luck so far. Cross from left and a rousing header from Saurav and it comes off the post. SO CLOSE

  • August 21, 2023 15:16

    Blasters look in total control. They are looking to add to IAFT’s misery with some quick-fire counter attacks.

  • August 21, 2023 15:13
    Bidyasagar doubles the lead

    Danish surges through the midfield, before threading it through for Bidyasagar, who takes a touch and shoots with his left. ANOTHER GOAL!!

  • August 21, 2023 15:10
    Aimen scores!!

    Mistake in defence from IAFT. Bidyasagar nicks the ball and has a shot from just inside the box. Slightly wide off the goalpost.

    Vibin and Aimen exchange passes. The latter takes a fierce long range shot and it Basu in the IAFT goal. KBFC LEADS!!

  • August 21, 2023 15:07

    IAFT with its first attack of the day and manages its first shot. It is straight at goalkeeper Sachin, who makes an easy save.

  • August 21, 2023 15:02

    Kick off. Both sides in very similar kits. Kerala Blasters with the early momentum. Some slick passing from the ISL side.

  • August 21, 2023 14:55
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  • August 21, 2023 14:46
    New signing for Blasters

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  • August 21, 2023 14:39
  • August 21, 2023 14:25
    Where can you watch the Kerala Blasters vs Indian Air Force Durand Cup 2023 match?

    The Kerala Blasters vs Indian Air Force Durand Cup 2023 match can be watched live on Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 2 HD.

    The match can also be live-streamed on the Sony LIV app and website.

  • August 21, 2023 14:10
    First start for Ishan Pandita
  • August 21, 2023 14:09
    When and where is the Kerala Blasters vs Indian Air Force Durand Cup 2023 match kicking-off?

    The Kerala Blasters vs Indian Air Force Durand Cup 2023 match will kick-off at 3 PM on Monday, August 21 at the East Bengal Stadium in Kolkata.

  • August 21, 2023 14:07

    Kerala Blasters and Indian Air Force will both be playing for pride when the two sides face each other in their final Durand Cup 2023 games at the East Bengal Ground on Monday.

    The Blasters have a solitary point from two games as do the Air Men and a win and four points will certainly not be enough to qualify as one of the two-second placed sides.

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