India defeated Maldives 3-1 to make it to the Finals of the 2011 SAFF Cup.
India took the lead in the first half thanks to Syed Rahim Nabi in the 25th minute. They went into the break leading 1-0. After the break, Maldives equalised through Shamweel Qasim in the 60th minute.
Ten minutes later, India took the lead thanks to a nice penalty by Sunil Chhetri. He then added a third goal in the 90th minute to give India a 3-1 victory over Maldives.