Kolkata: It was a Roy Krishna penalty show as ATK handed Jamshedpur FC their first defeat after a 3-1 result in Indian Super League 2019-20 at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on Saturday.After a goal-barren first half amid pouring rain in Kolkata, ATK surged to a 2-0 lead through two penalties, both converted by star striker Roy Krishna (57′, 71′). Though another penalty in the 85th minute saw Sergio Castel pull a goal back for Jamshedpur FC, the hosts sealed their third consecutive victory after Edu Garcia (90+4′) scored a late third. The win sees ATK surge to the top of the standings with nine points from four games while Jamshedpur are pushed to fourth with seven points.The match got off to a lively start amid wet conditions in Kolkata and it was the away side who had the first real chance. Eight minutes into the game, Piti outfoxed Jayesh Rane on the left wing before finding Farukh Chowdhury with a cross. But the Indian forward’s header clattered back off the crossbar.The tempo of the match slowed down after the first 10 minutes as Jamshedpur strangled ATK in midfield. However, Michael Soosairaj on the left wing was a continued trouble for the Jamshedpur defence with some skillful dribbling and runs.As a tightly-contested half wounded down, David Williams created a couple of chances for ATK. In the 40th minute, he robbed Memo before playing Rane in with a brilliant backheel. But Rane’s shot was saved. Immediately afterward, Williams set Rane up again, but this time the latter’s shot missed the target by inches.The second half saw ATK continue their dominance on the proceedings with Soosairaj, Krishna and Williams continuing to pose questions for the Jamshedpur defence.Their efforts were rewarded 10 minutes into the half when Krishna embarked on a strong run through the middle, brushing away a couple of Jamshedpur players with ease. However, he was brought down by Tiri inside the box and the referee promptly pointed to the spot. The Fijian forward duly converted the spotkick, sending Subrata Paul the wrong way.Trademark celebration from @ATKFC’s skipper for the night, @RoyKrishna21! ❤Watch #KOLJAM LIVE on @hotstartweets – https://t.co/myFgfoFxBnJioTV users can watch it LIVE on the app.#ISLMoments #HeroISL #LetsFootball #TrueLove pic.twitter.com/h0uq5PnvWP— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) November 9, 2019 Krishna continued to be a thorn in Jamshedpur’s side with his strong runs and determined pressing. He won another penalty for ATK in the 70th minute when he received a lobbed ball, rode Tiri’s tackle and entered the box, only for Memo to bring him down. The forward made no mistake from the spot yet again as ATK doubled their lead.But just as it seemed ATK were cruising towards a victory, Jamshedpur won a penalty. In the 85th minute, Noe Acosta went down under a rough challenge from Anas Edathodika during a corner routine, forcing the referee to award a spotkick. Sergio Castel promptly made it 2-1 to set up a grandstand finish.ATK capitalised on the space left behind their opponents in injury time. Williams found Krishna on the break with a lovely cross. The Fijian sent Garcia through on goal with a first-time touch and the Spaniard chipped the ball into the back of the net to seal the victory.He has made it a habit! 😋@Edu_Garcia90 comes off the bench and scores AGAIN! 🔥#ISLMoments #KOLJAM #HeroISL #LetsFootball #TrueLove pic.twitter.com/H1VFUl7D2S— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) November 9, 2019 atkEdu GarciaFarukh Choudharyfootball First Published: November 9, 2019, 10:15 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan on Friday expressed his desire to bat at number three position in the limited-overs format ahead of the upcoming World Cup.”There was a time when I had to come on to the crease before the first 10 overs even if I batted at No.5. But now things have changed, I don’t get a chance to bat before 35-40 overs if I bat at the No.5 position,” International Cricket Council (ICC) quoted Hasan as saying.”For me, I think, the earlier the better. So, personally speaking, I want to play at No.3. I have also expressed my desire to the coach and the captain. But I don’t have any problem to play anywhere for the team,” he added.Hasan has batted at number three position for Bangladesh in 13 ODIs, scoring 492 runs at an average of 41.This average is higher than his career average of 35.45 and Shakib cited that playing at number three position would give him more opportunities to make an impact in the match.The player recently underwent a change in his training regimen to get in shape for the upcoming World Cup. He said sometimes a kick is required in order to achieve the desired results.”Sometimes in your life, you need a kick. I have got the kick. I won’t say how. That’s a secret. It has come in a way that has awakened me. I was fit up to 2011. After that, I didn’t get much chance to work on my fitness and I didn’t feel any push too. But I have got the kick now,” Hasan said.advertisementBangladesh is currently playing in the tri-nation series against hosts Ireland and West Indies. The team got off to a winning start in the tournament as they quite easily defeated West Indies by eight wickets and their next match against Bangladesh got abandoned due to rain.The team next takes on West Indies in the tri-series on May 13.Bangladesh will play against South Africa in their opening match of the World Cup on June 2 at The Oval.Also Read | Shai Hope has been our most consistent player: West Indies skipper Jason Holder