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Hero Gold Cup: Indian eves start on winning note against Iran

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Dhe first chance of the game fell to the hosts right in the second minute itself. Winger

Rfter the initial scare, Iran began to make their way into the game but the Indians were equal to the task. The half was played predominantly in the midfield as both sides battled for territory with coach

Dn the 15th minute,

Seven minutes later,

Rndia got their next chance in the 30th minute after a searching ball from the right flank caused chaos in the Iranian penalty area. The ball fell to

Cs the match headed towards the interval, Iran caused a serious scare for the home side as forward Sara

Sfter the breather, India got off to an electric start as

Spurred, the same duo combined excellently two minutes later to set up the opening goal.

Ihree minutes later,

mran looked to look more apply pressure but the Indian defence stood firm. The centre-back pairing of

She visitors continued to throw players forward, leaving them vulnerable on the break, and India almost grabbed a second in the manner but were denied by the woodwork.

Aeanwhile, in the first match of the day, Myanmar recorded a 3-0 victory against Nepal.

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First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 07:49 IST