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Asian Games 2023, September 21: Contrasting Fortunes For Football Teams; Women's Cricket Team In Semis - As It Happened

On the day when Indian women's cricket team qualified for the semi-finals, and the men's football team edged out Bangladesh, the women's football team couldn't as they lost 1-2 to Chinese Taipei. Catch the highlights of all Indians who were in action at the 2023 Asian Games on Thursday.

Asian Games 2023, September 21: Contrasting Fortunes For Football Teams; Women's Cricket Team In Semis - As It Happened
The Indian football team during their match against hosts China

Indian women's football team lost to Chinese Taipei 2-1 as a late defensive error allowed the home side to score the winner. Anju Tamang had given the lead for India at the start of the second half but Chinese Taipei scored in the 69th and 87th minute to clinch the win.

The Indian men's football team edged out Bangladesh in a veritable do-or-die encounter on Thursday afternoon to stay in contention of progressing. Captain Sunil Chhetri scored from the spot in the 85th minute to give India the lead and the win. 

Earlier in the day, the Indian women's cricket team marched into the semifinals of the event after a rained-out quarterfinal match against Malaysia. The batters, led by opener Shafali Verma, posted an imposing 173 in the first innings, but the match was called off after incessant rain just two balls into the second innings. India qualified by virtue of being the higher-ranked team.

Also, in the morning, the Indian men's doubles sculls pair of Satnam Singh and Parminder Singh comfortably won their repechage race to enter the final race. (IND vs BAN Highlights | IND-W vs MAS-W Highlights | India Schedule | More Sports News)

  • 21 Sep 2023 / 7:45 PM

    Schedule For September 22

    Here is what's in store for the Indian contingent on September 22:

    Table Tennis

    Women's team, Round 1: 7:30am

    Men's team, Round 1: 9:30am 

    Women's team, Round 2: 1:30pm

    Men's team, Round 2: 3:30pm

    Men's Volleyball: India vs Chinese Taipei, Round of 12: 12pm

    Rowing: Balraj Panwar (Men's singles sculls semifinals): 1pm 

  • 21 Sep 2023 / 6:57 PM


    Heartbreak for India as Chinese Taipei win 2-1 against Indian Women's Football team.

  • 21 Sep 2023 / 6:43 PM

    Chinese Taipei Lead With 10 Minutes To Go

    Chinese Taipei Lead 2-1 thanks to a defensive error from India as Su Yu-Hsuan scored

  • 21 Sep 2023 / 6:37 PM

    Chinese Taipei Draw Level

    Chinese Taipei drawn level, thanks to a brilliant hit from Lai Li-chin in the 69th minute.

  • 21 Sep 2023 / 6:18 PM

    Hour Into The Game, Indian Women's Team Hold Strong

    60 minutes in the game, Indian Women's football team hold firm with a slender lead.

  • 21 Sep 2023 / 6:11 PM

    Indian Women's Football Team Lead

    India's Anju Tamang has broken the deadlock, India lead 1-0 vs Chinese Taipei

  • 21 Sep 2023 / 3:37 PM

    IND vs BAN, Football: India Beat Bangladesh 1-0

    India hold on to the slender lead and win the scrappy contest 1-0 to keep their chances alive in the continental event. They will next face Myanmar, and would need to defeat them too to assure themselves of progressing.

  • 21 Sep 2023 / 3:23 PM

    IND vs BAN, Football: Sunil Chhetri Gives India The Lead

    India now lead 1-0 after Sunil Chhetri converts a penalty kick in the 85th minute. They need to hold on to the advantage for the final few minutes to stay afloat in the competition.

  • 21 Sep 2023 / 3:09 PM

    IND vs BAN, Football: 0-0 After 75 Minutes

    Still nothing to separate the two sides as the match remains goalless at the three-quarters mark. 15 more minutes plus stoppage time remaining. 

  • 21 Sep 2023 / 2:34 PM

    IND vs BAN, Football: 0-0 At Half-Time

    India got better as the half progressed and kept getting closer to scoring, but the scoreline still reads 0-0 at the end of the first half. They would look to find the back of the net on the other side to calm those nerves.

  • 21 Sep 2023 / 1:53 PM

    Rowing: Men's Quadruples Team Enters Final

    The Indian men's quadruples team of Satnam Singh, Parminder Singh, Jakar Khan and Sukhmeet Singh has won its repechage round and qualified for the final. 

  • 21 Sep 2023 / 1:50 PM

    IND vs BAN, Football: Match Underway

    The India vs Bangladesh men's football match has kicked off. Cagey start so far, as no goal-worthy inroads have been made by either side.

  • 21 Sep 2023 / 12:41 PM

    Rowing: Men's Quadruples Repechage Coming Up

    The Indian men’s quadruples team of Satnam Singh, Parminder Singh, Jakar Khan and Sukhmeet Singh will be in action at 1pm IST in the rowing sculls repechage event.

  • 21 Sep 2023 / 11:39 AM

    Men's Football: India vs Bangladesh Up Next

    The next Indian-interest action today is the much-vaunted Indian men's football team up against neighbours Bangladesh at 1:30pm. Having lost the opener against hosts China, it is a do-or-die game for India.

    You can learn more about the game here.

  • 21 Sep 2023 / 10:54 AM

    IND-W Cricket: Likely Semifinal Opponent For India

    India will next meet the winner of the fourth quarterfinal, which will be played between Bangladesh and hosts Hong Kong, China on Friday. Bangladesh are expected to win that match and if that happens, they will meet neighbours India in the first semifinal on Sunday.

  • 21 Sep 2023 / 9:59 AM

    IND-W Vs MAS-W: Match Abandoned, India Through To Semifinals

    Unfortunately, the match has been called off due to incessant rain at the venue. This means that India are through to the semifinals by virtue of being the higher-ranked team.   

  • 21 Sep 2023 / 9:22 AM

    MAS-W - 1/0 (0.2): Rain Stops Play Again

    The Malaysian innings begins, and Pooja Vastrakar could send down just two deliveries before it started raining again. The covers have come on and play has been halted.

  • 21 Sep 2023 / 9:07 AM

    IND-W - 173/2 (15): Shafali, Richa Cash In At Death

    Shafali departs after smashing a 39-ball 67, but wicketkeeper-batter Richa carries on with the big hits as India post a formidable 173/2 in their stipulated 15 overs against a hapless Malaysian side.

  • 21 Sep 2023 / 8:29 AM

    IND-W - 111/1 (10): Shafali, Jemimah Take India Past 100 In 10th Over

    Shafali Verma and Jemimah Rodrigues now cutting loose, finding the gaps and also employing the aerial route against the inexperienced Malaysian bowlers. 

  • 21 Sep 2023 / 8:05 AM

    IND-W vs MAS-W: Play To Resume At 8:15AM

    Play will resume at 8:15am, but considering the time lost due to rain, it will now be a 15-over match.

  • 21 Sep 2023 / 7:59 AM

    IND-W vs MAS-W: Rain Relents, Covers Coming Off

    The rain has now stopped, and the covers are coming off. We might get a play resumption soon.

  • 21 Sep 2023 / 7:31 AM

    Rowing: Satnam-Parminder Enter Final

    The Indian men's doubles sculls pair of Satnam Singh and Parminder Singh have comfortably won their repechage race to enter the final race. They had finished second in the heats yesterday. 

  • 21 Sep 2023 / 7:24 AM

    Rowing: Indian Sculls Pair Satnam-Parminder Leading In Repechage Round

    The men's doubles sculls pair of Satnam Singh and Parminder Singh are leading the repechage race. They had finished second in the heats yesterday. 

  • 21 Sep 2023 / 7:09 AM

    IND-W - 60/1 (5.4) Rain Stops Play After India Women's Blazing Start

    The rain comes pouring down after India lose skipper Smriti Mandhana following a slambang start by her and partner Shafali Verma. The umpires call for the covers as play is halted. India at 60/1 after 5.4 overs.

  • 21 Sep 2023 / 6:49 AM

    IND-W Vs MAS-W: Malaysia Win Toss, Ask India To Bat First

    Malaysia win the toss and have asked India to bat first. There was a little delay due to 'morning rain' in Hangzhou.

    India XI: Smriti Mandhana (C), Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Kanika Ahuja, Richa Ghosh (wk), Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Amanjot Kaur, Pooja Vatstrakar, Minnu Manni, Rajeshwari Gayakwad.

    Malaysia: Ainna Hamizah Hashim, Winifred Duraisingam (c), Mas Elysa, Wan Julia (wk), Mahirah Izzati Ismail, Aina Najwa, Wan Nor Zulaika, Nur Arianna Natsya, Aisya Eleesa, Nur Dania Syuhada, Nik Nur Atiela

  • 21 Sep 2023 / 6:43 AM

    IND-W Vs MAS-W: Smriti To Lead Side In Harmanpreet's Absence

    Hello and welcome to today's live blog featuring India at Asian Games. We start the day nice and early with the Indian women's cricket team taking on Malaysia in the quarterfinals.

    Smriti Mandhana will lead the Indian side in the absence of Harmanpreet Kaur, who is serving a two-game suspension after the disciplinary hearing post the Bangladesh series.