India arrived into the match with FIFA ranking 97, while their opponents Thailand was ranked number 118 heading in.

Two Sunil Chhetri goals in either half followed by a clever dink from Anirudh Thapa and a masterful finish from Jeje Lalpekhlua saw India run out clear and deserved winners on the day.

After the match, India moved up 2 spots in the rankings and now find themselves sitting in the 95th position with a points tally of 1254.62.

In their next match, India will face tournament hosts and favourites UAE, who is ranked 79, while Thailand will face Bahrain who is ranked 113.