Sports Gallery Sunil Chhetri strikes twice in India’s first Asian Cup win since 1964 India kicked-off their AFC Asian Cup campaign on a high as the Blue Tigers secured a thumping 4-1 win over Thailand India kicked-off their AFC Asian Cup campaign on a high as the Blue Tigers secured a thumping 4-1 win over Thailand. A brace from Bengaluru FC skipper Sunil Chhetri and a goal each from Anirudh Thapa and Mizo sniper Jeje Lalpekhlua rounded India's first win in the tournament since 1964. Sunil Chhetri broke the deadlock in the 27th minute of the match as he blasted into the bottom-right corner from the penalty spot. However, Thailand bounced back into the contest after a couple of minutes as Teerasil Dangda’s header crashed into the Indian net from a free-kick. The scenario was completely different in the second half as India dominated the next half. India regained their lead, as Chhetri found the net in the opening minutes of the second half. Later in the half, goals from Anirudh Thapa and Jeje Lalpekhlua saw India sail to a comfortable victory. Speaking after the match, Chettri said, "You can see the jubilation and happiness whenever someone scores. I am so happy for the boys. Every one of them ran and defended for their lives."