Ismaeel Abdulatif scored four goals as 10-man Bahrain demolished India at Al Sadd Stadium to send Bob Houghton’s side out of the Asian Cup.
Faouzi Aaish opened the scoring in the sixth minute but India responded just three minutes later through Gouramangi Singh.
Abdulatif then opened his account after 19 minutes and grabbed another three minutes later before sealing his hat-trick 10 minutes before the break.
Sunil Chhetri pulled another goal back early in the second half and, although Bahrain had Aaish sent off just after the hour, they scored a fifth through Abdulatif.
A win for Bahrain in their final Group C game against Australia will send them through to the quarter-finals.