Cricket: By virtue of being the higher-ranked side, Indian women’s team advance to semi-finals after quarter-final against Malaysia abandoned due to rain.
Football: India beat Bangladesh 1-0 in the second Group A game in men’s football.
Football: India lose 1-2 to Chinese Taipei in the first Group B game in women’s football.
Rowing: Men’s light weight double sculls rowing team of Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh reach final A.
Rowing: Men’s double sculls team of Satnam Singh and Parminder Singh reach final A.
Rowing: Men’s quadruple sculls team of Satnam Singh, Parminder Singh, Jakar Khan and Sukhmeet Singh reach final A.
Here’s a look at the schedule for Thursday, September 21.
With that, the Indian contingent ends Thursday on a mixed note – positives from the women’s cricket and men’s football team while the women’s football team lose their opening game. The Indian sailors still have some races to go while the Indian rowers have qualified for three medal finals.
We’ll be back tomorrow, Friday, September 22, for more Indian action from Hangzhou so stay tuned!
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Asian Games, Football, Group B, India 1-2 Chinese Taipei: FT A spirited effort from the likes of Dalima and Tamang who were the pillars in defence and attack while Shreya Hooda made many good saves. But higher-ranked Chinese Taipei proved too strong for the Indians in the end.
Asian Games, Football, Group B, India 1-2 Chinese Taipei: 90+7’ Chinese Taipei now happy to sit back and wait for the clock to run down.
Asian Games, Football, Group B, India 1-2 Chinese Taipei: 89’ India charge ahead in search of the equaliser as Jyoti sprints ahead. The Chinese Taipei goalkeeper comes out of the area and there’s a scuffle where Tsai clears the ball, but Jyoti appeals for a foul after going down.
Asian Games, Football, Group B, India 1-2 Chinese Taipei: 84’ Goal for Chinese Taipei! Substitute Su Yu-Hsuan comes on and immediately makes a difference, forcing Shreya Hooda to come out of her goal and slots it home for the lead.
Asian Games, Football, Group B, India 1-1 Chinese Taipei: 82’ Manisha goes down with cramps and coach Dennerby decides to play it safe. Soumya Guguloth comes on for the winger who has been exceptional tonight, especially in setting up the opening goal.
Asian Games, Football, Group B, India 1-1 Chinese Taipei: 75’ Dangmei Grace goes off for Priyangka Devi Naorem. Chinese Taipei shoot on target but Shreya Hooda makes a brilliant save at the right post and gets a handshake for her effort from her teammate.
ICYMI: Here’s how the Indian men won 1-0 against Bangladesh – through a Sunil Chhetri penalty in the 85th minute.
Asian Games, Football, Group B, India 1-1 Chinese Taipei: 69’ A free kick won by Chinese Taipei off a Jyoti foul and Lai Li-Chin makes no mistake as she shoots this over the head of Shreya Hooda and gets the equaliser.
Asian Games, Football, Group B, India 1-0 Chinese Taipei: 63’ Bala Devi makes way for Jyoti Chouhan as India exchange experience for youth in the search for the second goal.
Asian Games, Football, Group B, India 1-0 Chinese Taipei: 55’ Very close from Lai Li Chin after a free-kick is won by Chinese Taipei. Shreya Hooda went the right way, but the force of the kick was incredible.
Asian Games, Football, Group B, India 1-0 Chinese Taipei: 46’ INDIA SCORE!!! Manisha continues her good work from the first half and takes a shot on target which is blocked by a Chinese Taipei defender and the rebound falls to Tamang who slots it home for the lead!
Asian Games, Football, Group B, India 0-0 Chinese Taipei: HT After only one minute of added time which sees Grace send a shot straight to the Chinese Taipei goalkeeper, it’s level at the Wenzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium. Chinese Taipei through Lin Hsin Hui and Li Yi-Wen have had lots of chances, but somehow haven’t been able to convert. India, on the other hand, have been able to get the ball forward but the finishing has been lacking with Bala Devi unable to find that crucial gap.
Asian Games, Football, Group B, India 0-0 Chinese Taipei: 42’ In trying to stop a Chinese Taipei counter-attack, Sangita gets booked for the challenge.
Asian Games, Football, Group B, India 0-0 Chinese Taipei: 38’ Bala Devi and Manisha combine to win India a couple of corners but Chinese Taipei clear them away. The latter have been controllin possession but India have managed to wrestle a few chances away.
Asian Games, Football, Group B, India 0-0 Chinese Taipei: 33’ Shreya Hooda is being constantly challenged by the Chinese Taipei attack who are able to steal the ball away from the Indian defence every time they clear it away.
Asian Games, Football, Group B, India 0-0 Chinese Taipei: 28’ Manisha gets booked for a challenge on a Chinese Taipei player.
Asian Games, Football, Group B, India 0-0 Chinese Taipei: 26’ A good passage of play between Dalima, Tamang and Manisha to get Bala Devi involved in shots on target, but the final conversion still needs work for India.
Asian Games, Football, Group B, India 0-0 Chinese Taipei: 20’ Brilliant chance for Bala Devi first, going one-on-one with the Chinese Taipei goalkeeper. India continue to make strides as Anju Tamang also gets a chance, but Tsai clears it again.
Asian Games, Football, Group B, India 0-0 Chinese Taipei: 15’ Dangmei Grace does well to stave off the two Chinese Taipei players marking her and wins a free-kick. Ashalata takes it and sends it straight into the hands of Tsai Ming-Jung.
Asian Games, Football, Group B, India 0-0 Chinese Taipei: 12’ Chinese Taipei have all the control of the ball now, but the Indian defense led by Dalima and Ashalata continue to hold strong.
Asian Games, Football, Group B, India 0-0 Chinese Taipei: 6’ A loose ball from Sangita and Chinese Taipei pounces on it. A shot is sent straight to goal but Shreya Hooda saves it well.
Asian Games, Football, Group B, India 0-0 Chinese Taipei: 1’ Right after kick-off, Manisha Kalyan crosses in and a Chinese Taipei defender clears for a corner. The corner is taken and Dalima sends it into the side netting! A second corner and the Chinese Taipei goalkeeper Tsai Ming-Jung clears it to safety.
Asian Games, Football, Group B, India vs Chinese Taipei: Bala Devi makes her senior team return while Jyoti Chouhan is on the bench as India, led by Ashalata Devi, will hope to open their campaign in the women’s football event at the Asian Games, only the third time that the Indian women’s team have participated in the event.
The winners of each group and the three best second-placed teams across the five groups will progress to the knock-out stage.
Asian Games: Action for India continues as the women will be lining up against Chinese Taipei in their first Group B game at 5PM IST.
Asian Games, Football, Group A, India 1-0 Bangladesh: FT A cagey and tetchy game between the two sides, but a Sunil Chhetri penalty ensures that India get their first points on the board and reduce their goal difference by one goal. Bryce Miranda and Lalchungnunga, in particular, were brilliant for India while Dheeraj made some good saves when called upon.
Asian Games, Football, Group A, India 1-0 Bangladesh: 90+4’ Nervy moment for India as Bangladesh get a shot on target but Dheeraj is on hand to make the save.
Asian Games, Football, Group A, India 1-0 Bangladesh: 85’ GOAL FOR INDIA! Sunil Chhetri makes no mistake, sending the spot-kick into the corner as Mitul can do nothing but watch. Bryce Miranda gets taken off for Rahim Ali.
Asian Games, Football, Group A, India 0-0 Bangladesh: 83’ PENALTY FOR INDIA! Bryce Miranda tries to control the ball and Bangladesh captain Rahmat mistimes the tackle and concedes the spot-kick. Jony also gets a yellow card after the Bangladesh team try to pressure the referee to reverse the decision.
Asian Games, Football, Group A, India 0-0 Bangladesh: 77’ Brilliant from Dheeraj who saves Mojibor Rahman Jony’s effort by coming out on time and blocking with his body.
Asian Games, Football, Group A, India 0-0 Bangladesh: 74’ Narender Singh Gehlot and Vincy Baretto come in for Chinglensana Singh Konsham and Ayush Dev Chhetri. Narender immediately involved in the action as the defender breaks down a threatening Bangladesh attack with his first touch.
Asian Games, Football, Group A, India 0-0 Bangladesh: 69’ Bit of a scuffle in the middle there with Lalchungnunga and Murad jostling for the ball. The ball goes out for a goal kick but tensions slightly on the rise as both teams are looking for a win to remain in the tournament.
Asian Games, Football, Group A, India 0-0 Bangladesh: 64’ Gurkirat Singh wins a free-kick after a Bangladesh defender brings him down and the other sub, Samuel Kynshi takes the free-kick AND HITS THE POST! Falls to Rahul KP who hits it on target and Mitul saves it. India get a corner, taken by Samuel Kynshi but nothing comes of it.
Asian Games, Sailing: India wrap up their day in sailing:
In Women’s Single Dinghy ILCA6, Nethra Kumanan is third out of nine sailors after two races.
In Mixed Multihull Nacra 17, Ramya Sarvanan and Doiphode Siddeshwar Indar are third after three races. Total five pairs are in contention in the event.
After 3 races in Men’s Windsurfer RS:X, Ali Eabad is fifth out of six sailors.
Tatha Chitresh is placed seventh in Men’s Kite – IKA Formula Kite after four races.
Vishnu Sarvanan is second in Men’s Single Dinghy ILCA7 after two races.
Ishwariya Ganesh is third in Women’s Windsurder RS:X after three races
Asian Games, Football, Group A, India 0-0 Bangladesh: 55’ Gurkirat Singh and Samuel Kynshi Lyngdoh come in for Rohit Danu and Amarjit Singh Kyam. Right after India make their changes, Bangladesh burst through and Dheeraj comes forward to clear leaving his goal exposed. Luckily, nothing comes of it.
Asian Games, Football, Group A, India 0-0 Bangladesh: 52’ Corner won by Bangladesh after a solid shot towards goal by Rabiul is cleared by Lalchungnunga. Goes long and Rabiul is offside when trying to revive the attack.
Asian Games, Football, Group A, India 0-0 Bangladesh: 47’ Good chance for India with the cross coming in from Bryce, once more! But Rahul KP isn’t able to connect well and another opportunity goes amiss.
Asian Games, Football, Group A, India 0-0 Bangladesh: HT India seem to get more into the game as half-time approached, but Bangladesh will have their goalkeeper Mitul to thank for keeping them in the game. On the other end, Jhingan and Lalchungnunga have been putting in a hard shift as well.
Asian Games, Football, Group A, India 0-0 Bangladesh: 45’+3 Bryce Miranda gets a good shot in and is saved by Mithun. The rebound falls to Sunil Chhetri but is saved again, then Abdul Rabi and finally Rahul KP tries for the third time but Bangladesh’s defence and Mitul stand tall and how!
Asian Games, Football, Group A, India 0-0 Bangladesh: 42’ A free-kick won by Bryce and again, nothing comes of the set piece.
Asian Games, Football, Group A, India 0-0 Bangladesh: 40’ Flurry of action as India break away quickly on the counter, but a ball to Bryce Miranda goes out for a corner. He takes it and sends it into the melee of players. Bangladesh clear it but India, led by Sandesh Jhingan, immediately appeal for a handball. The referee remains unmoved.
Asian Games, Football, Group A, India 0-0 Bangladesh: 35’ The chemistry between the Indian team is sparking in bursts, but the lack of training and understanding between the players is becoming more and more evident.
Asian Games, Football, Group A, India 0-0 Bangladesh: 27’ Both goalkeepers have now been brought into action, saving one shot on target each.
Asian Games, Football, Group A, India 0-0 Bangladesh: 22’ Bangladesh’s Javed Ahmed goes in for a heavy challenge on Bryce Miranda and the referee books him. Not sure what Javed was thinking there though.
Asian Games, Football, Group A, India 0-0 Bangladesh: 16’ Nervy moments for the Indian defence as Bangladesh have a couple of chances, but nothing comes of it as the rain continues to bucket down in Hangzhou.
Asian Games, Football, India vs Bangladesh, Group A: Bryce Miranda and Rahul KP putting in the yards on the flanks for India. The crosses being sent in often being snuffed out by the Bangladesh defence. 11’ IND 0-0 BAN
Asian Games, Football, India vs Bangladesh, Group A: Cagey start to the first half from both teams, but for India, there seems to be few signs of the fatigue that reared its head during their game against China. 6’ IND 0-0 BAN
Asian Games, Rowing, Men’s quadruple sculls: Satnamm Parminder Singh, Jakar Khan and Sukhmeet Singh qualify for the medal round (Final A) as the Indian team win their respective repechange round.
Asian Games, Football, India vs Bangladesh, Group A: The Indian men’s team will be hoping to get points on the board and stay in contention for a spot in the knock-out stage of the event.
Speaking to broadcasters Sony Sports Network after the loss vs China, head coach Igor Stimac praised the exploits of goalkeeper Gurmeet and pointed out that despite the lack of training and preparation time, the first half is a true display of the Indian team’s skills.
Here’s how the team lines up for the second Group A game against Bangladesh
Asian Games, Sailing: Action ends for the day in the Men’s Windsurfing iQFoil, Men’s Skiff - 49er Race, Mixed Dinghy - 470, Boy’s Dinghy - ILCA4, Women’s Skiff - 49erFX and the Girl’s Dinghy - ILCA4 events.
In the men’s windsurfing event, Jerome Kumar Savarimuthu is seventh out of nine sailors after four of the 19 races.
Ganapathy Chengappa Kelapanda and Varun Ashok Thakkar are fifth out of eight sailors in the men’s skiff - 49er event after three of 14 races. In the women’s event, Harshita Tomar and Shital Verma are third after three of the 14 races.
In the mixed dinghy - 470 event, Preethi Kongara and Shekhar Sudhanshu are fifth out of seven sailors after two of the 12 races.
Adhvait Menon is sixth out of 12 sailors in the boys dinghy event after two of the 11 races. In the girl’s event after the same number of races, Neha Thakur is fourth.
Asian Games: Later today, the men’s quadruple team will be in action at 1pm IST in the rowing sculls repechage event. At the same time, the Indian men’s football team face Bangladesh in their second group match. That will start at 1pm IST. The women’s team will play their first match at 5pm IST when they face Chinese Taipei.
Asian Games, Sailing: A few results are coming in from sailing. Jerome Kumar Savarimuthu finished eight off nine in the men’s windsurfing iQFoil Race 1. The second race is underway.
In the men’s skiff 49er, Race 1, Ganapathy Kelapanda Chengappa and Varun Ashok Thakkar finished eight.
Adhvait Menon finished fifth in the boy’s dinghy ILCA4 Race 1 in a field of 12 sailors, while Shital Verma and Harshita Tomar finished race 1 in the women’s skiff 49erFX in sixth position.
Neha Thakur however, was the best finisher in the respective first races, taking third spot in the girl’s dinghy ILCA4.
Asian Games, Cricket T20, India vs Malaysia quarter-final: Bad news and good news coming from the Zhejian University of Technology Pingfeng Cricket Field. The bad news is that the match has been abandoned due to rain. The good news is that India have qualified for the semi-finals by virtue of being the higher-ranked team. Feel for Malaysia. A rare chance to play a big team like India but rain has ruined it for them.
India: 173/2 in 15 overs
Malaysia: 1/0 after 0.2 overs
Asian Games, Cricket T20, India vs Malaysia quarter-final: Pooja Vastrakar has the ball to get us underway in the Malaysian chase. She bowls two deliveries before the skies open up again. The covers are quickly brought on.
Asian Games, Cricket T20, India vs Malaysia quarter-final: Richa Ghosh goes off in the final over! Hits a 4, 6, 4, 4 in the first four balls of the final over. Jemimah Rodrigues gets the strike on the last ball to get to a deserved 50. She tries to whack a slower shot ball but does not get the connection and only gets a single. Ends unbeaten on 47. India post 173/2 from their 15 overs. Malaysia have a mountain to climb
Asian Games, Cricket T20, India vs Malaysia quarter-final: Friendly fire from Rodrigues! She hits a shot straight at Verma who, while trying to evade the ball, ends up being hit on her right wrist. A delay as the physios take a look at her. She is back up and is given another reprieve as the fielder at deep mid wicket drops a tough catch. Alas, her luck runs out as Mas Elysa traps her in front of wicket. A fine innings comes to an end. IND 143/2 after 13 overs.
Asian Games, Cricket T20, India vs Malaysia quarter-final: Shafali Verma brings up her 50 with a huge six down the ground. She has been enjoying herself against the Malaysians and follows up with another huge six over deep mid-wicket. Her fifth six of the match. IND 126/1 after 11 overs.
Asian Games, Cricket T20, India vs Malaysia quarter-final: Rodrigues has taken charge since the resumption of the innings but Verma has also chipped in with a couple of boundaries. IND 111/1 after 10 overs.
Asian Games, Cricket T20, India vs Malaysia quarter-final: Jemimah Rodrigues and Shafeli Verma restart the Indian innings after the rain delay. Trust Verma to accelerate quickly now that the innings has been curtailed to 15 overs. IND 62/1 after 6 overs
Asian Games, Cricket, India vs Malaysia: The match has been reduced to 15 over per side and should start at 8.15am IST.
Asian Games, Cricket T20, India vs Malaysia quarter-final: It has stopped raining according to the broadcasters. We should be back in a few minutes.
Asian Games, Rowing, Double sculls: Satnam Singh and Parminder Singh comfortably win their repechage race to book their place in the final A of the men’s double sculls event.
Asian Games, Rowing, light weight Double sculls: The Indian men’s light weight double sculls pair of Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh top the men’s double sculls repechage 1 to book their place in the final A. The women’s pair of Kiran and Anshika Bharti came fourth in their repechage round to miss out on a place in the final.
Asian Games, Cricket T20, India vs Malaysia quarter-final: Big wicket for Malaysia! Mandhana looks to pull a length delivery but the ball takes the leading edge and loops towards point. It begins to rain soon after and we have covers on. IND 60/1 after 5.4 overs
Asian Games, Cricket T20, India vs Malaysia quarter-final: A solid start from Mandhana and Verma so far and they have been helped along by some sloppy Malaysian fielding. Verma gets a second life when the fielder at long on dropped a sitter. IND: 53/0 after five overs.
Asian Games, Cricket T20, India vs Malaysia quarter-final: Verma with a forceful punch down the ground past the bowler and the Indian is helped by a misfield down the ground to get her first boundary. IND: 6/0 after one over.
Asian Games, Cricket T20, India vs Malaysia quarter-final: As Nooshin Al Khadeer notes in the commentary, Mandhana takes strike for the first ball over Verma when it has been the other way round.
Asian Games, Cricket T20, India vs Malaysia quarter-final: As Nooshin Al Khadeer notes in the commentary, Mandhana takes strike for the first ball over Verma when it has been the other way round.
Asian Games, Cricket, India vs Malaysia: It’s a cold day today with the temperature a chilly 23 degrees celsius. There’s a chance it will rain today.
Asian Games, Cricket, India vs Malaysia: It was raining at the Zhejian University of Technology Pingfeng Cricket Field according to the Sony Sports team but the skies have cleared out. Malaysia won the toss and have elected to field first.
Asian Games, Cricket: Despite lack of game time, Indian women start as favourites to win gold
Following the heartbreak at the 2022 Commonwealth Games and the 2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, the Indian women’s cricket team will start as favourites to take home the gold medal in Hangzhou. Read our preview here.
Hello and welcome to Scroll’s live blog of the Asian Games 2022, Hangzhou.
We are still two days away from the Asian Games opening ceremony in Hangzhou but many events are already underway.
So far India have had two contrasting results — the Indian men’s football team succumbed to a 5-1 loss against hosts China in the opening game but the Indian men’s volleyball team produced a stunning performance to defeat three-time champions South Korea 3-2.
In action today are the men’s and women’s football teams as well as the women’s cricket team.
While Sunil Chhetri and Co will hope to bounce back against Bangladesh, the women’s team will open their campaign against Chinese Taipei.
Meanwhile, the Indian women’s cricket team is set to feature in the tournament for the first time. They will make their debut in the quarter-final against Malaysia.
Additionally, Indian rowers will be in action across multiple events today. All the rowers in action will compete in repechage rounds and will eye a spot in Final A/B.
Indian sailors including Olympians Nethra Kumanan and Vishnu Sarvanan will also open their campaign in Hangzhou on Thursday.
Live action on Sony Sports Network and SonyLIV
Screenshots via SonyLIV and/or the official 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games website