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India vs Oman Highlights: Manvir Singh header helps India draw 1-1 against Oman

India vs Oman Highlights: After Zahir Al Aghbri opened the scoring for Oman in the first half, Manvir Singh brought the Blue Tigers level on terms with a header off a Bipin Singh cross.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: March 25, 2021 9:30:29 pm
India vs Oman Highlights: The Blue Tigers returned to action after 492 days. (AIFF)

India vs Oman Highlights: A Sunil Chhetri-less India marked their return to international football after 492 days with a 1-1 draw against Oman at the Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai on Thursday.

Igor Stimac’s men started with six debutants and kept the opposition at bay in the opening half-hour, where goalkeeper Amrinder Singh even saved a penalty. But towards the end of the first half, Zahir Al Aghbri opened the scoring for Oman. After the break, India started off on the frontfoot and equalised near the hour mark through a Manvir Singh header off a Bipin Singh cross.

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India vs Oman Highlights:

21:12 (IST)25 Mar 2021
FT: India 1-1 Oman

That's the full time whistle and it ends all square! Despite the draw, the contest had a number of talking points: Amrinder with a penalty save, Manvir with the equaliser from a Bipin cross and a record 10 senior debuts in Dubai. Next up, UAE on Monday!

20:50 (IST)25 Mar 2021
Ishan comes on to become ninth debutant for India

FC Goa's Ishan Pandita becomes the latest debutant for India after replacing Bipin. Can he again find a late winner on his debut?

20:45 (IST)25 Mar 2021
Oman in the driving seat now

Ever since equalising, India have been put under pressure by Oman. Amrinder is forced to pull off another solid save by Al Harthi, who fired in a shot from the right towards the near post. Later, Yasir replaces Akash, with Ashique slotting in as left-back.

20:30 (IST)25 Mar 2021
GOAL! India level things up through Manvir!

GOAL! That's exactly the kind of reaction Stimac was looking for. Just minutes after Oman missed a chance, India equalise through a Manvir header off a delicious Bipin cross from the right flank. Nothing that the opposition defence could've done. 1-1.

20:20 (IST)25 Mar 2021
Can India level things in Dubai?

The second half is underway! Two changes at the break for India... Apuia and Raynier come in for Jeakson and Rowllin.

20:05 (IST)25 Mar 2021
HT: India 0-1 Oman

Oman will go into the break with confidence in their hearts as they managed to put themselves on top through Al Aghbri's late goal. For India, Manvir and Bipin have been lively so far, but the inexperience is clearly showing. All to play for in the next half!

19:58 (IST)25 Mar 2021
GOAL! Oman take the lead!

Oman have been the dominant side so far and they finally have their goal! Zahir Al Aghbri's shot from a tight angle manages to find its way past Amrinder and into the back of the net. Not even a last ditch clearance from Chinglensana could save India. 0-1.

19:50 (IST)25 Mar 2021
Amrinder saves Oman's penalty!

India started well with a boost in confidence, keeping the opposition attackers at bay in the opening few minutes. But later, Oman gets awarded with a penalty after a Rowllin foul. India goalkeeper Amrinder Singh saves the day and the weak penalty too!

19:45 (IST)25 Mar 2021
ICYMI | Here's how India have lined up tonight...
19:45 (IST)25 Mar 2021
Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome to the live commentary of India's first international friendly in 492 days! Igor Stimac's side face Oman at the Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai hoping to boost their confidence with a spirited performance.

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