Islamabad: India team thrashed Bangladesh 5-1 in a Group A match of the third SAFF Women's Football Championship here on Saturday.
After going into the breather with a narrow 1-0 lead, the Indian eves dished out a dominating performance in the second period and found the opposition net as many as four times to pile on the misery on Bangladesh.
By virtue of this win, India are now on six points from two outings and will take on Afghanistan next in the last Group A game on Monday.
Striker Bala Devi was on target twice with Upamati Devi, Mandakini Devi and Indumathi also registering their name on the scoresheet.
Just when it looked Bangladesh had done enough to thwart India in the first 45 minutes, left back Upamati broke the deadlock in the injury time of the first half. She raced some 30 yards before playing one-two with Bembem Devi and finding the back of the net with ease from close range.
Any signs of a Bangladesh comeback were buried after the chage of ends as the twice SAFF champions turned on the heat netting four times before the final whistle.
Halftime substitute Mandakini Devi came off the bench to score after four minutes, tucking in from a Prameshwori Devi low cross from the left flank.
Bala was then brought down inside the area and she converted from the spot with aplomb to make it 3-0 in the 57th minute.
Right winger Indumathi piled more misery on Bangladesh in the 76th minute, skipping past the last defender and sending her shot diagonally into the far corner for India's fourth.
With three minutes from full time, Bala netted in clinical fashion to make the final scoreline 5-1 in favour of India.
In between, Bangladesh got late a consolation in the 85th minute through Sabina Khatun.