Skipper Sunil Chhetri scored a peach of a goal as India beat Kyrgyzstan 1-0 in their AFC Asian Cup 2019 qualifiers Group A match here at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Tuesday.
In the 69th minute, Chhetri got past three defenders to find Jeje Lalpheklua who passed him back and the Bengaluru FC striker scored at one go to find the bottom corner.
Chhetri had another chance to double the tally and put the game to bed but this time shot over from close after twisting and turning past defenders
It was 0-0 at halftime. The visitors had a golden chance to take the lead just minutes into the second period.
Chhetri launched a quick throw for Jeje to run at goalkeeper Matiash Pavel who saved the Mohun Bagan player's low effort.
India now have six points from two outings and a clean slate to show for.