June 5, 2018 11:33 IST

Hero Intercontinental Cup: Sunil Chhetri's brace earns India 3-0 victory over Kenya

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In his 100th International match, skipper Sunil Chhetri scored a brace to lead India to a 3-0 win over Kenya in the second match of the Hero Intercontinental Cup, here on Monday. Chhetri's penalty strike in the 68th minute added extra time, along with Jeje Lalpekhlua's 71st-minute strike enabled India to outmanoeuvre Kenya. In the last few minutes, Sunil Chhetri burst onto the opposition goal chipped the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper to finish a sublime move into the back of the net, giving India a 3-0 lead. With his second goal of the match, Sunil Chhetri scored his 61st goal in International football in 100 International matches. The Indian defence line contained the Kenya initiatives to reduce the deficit and kept the Kenyan forwards at bay as the full-time scoreline read 3-0 in India's favour. India is scheduled to face New Zealand on June 07 in the Hero Intercontinental Cup. Credit: (Photo by PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
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India's captain Sunil Chhetri celebrates after scoring a goal during the Hero Intercontinental Cup football match between India and Kenya, in Mumbai, on June 4, 2018. - India's football international against Kenya on Monday sold out in hours following captain Sunil Chhetri's emotional plea for fans to support the team after barely 2,500 people turned up to watch them play last week. Credit: (Photo by PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
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India captain Sunil Chhetri (L) vies for the ball during the Hero Intercontinental Cup football match between India and Kenya in Mumbai on June 4, 2018. Credit: (Photo by PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
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India captain Sunil Chhetri vies for the ball during the Hero Intercontinental Cup football match between India and Kenya in Mumbai on June 4, 2018. - India's football international against Kenya on June 4 was sold out in hours following captain Sunil Chhetri's emotional plea for fans to support the team after barely 2,500 people turned up to watch them play last week. Credit: (Photo by PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
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India captain Sunil Chhetri (L) vies for the ball during the Hero Intercontinental Cup football match between India and Kenya in Mumbai. Credit: (Photo by PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)