India beat Bangladesh 57-20 at Kabaddi World Cup 2016: As it happened

India beat Bangladesh 57-20 to keep their hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals of the Kabaddi World Cup 2016 alive.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 12, 2016 2:26 pm
India beat Bangladesh in a must-win contest by 57-20 margin.

Hosts India outclassed Bangladesh 57-20 in a league clash of the Kabaddi World Cup. In a must-win encounter in Group A, India lived up to their reputation to beat Bangladesh. Ajay Thakur scored 10 points for India after coming on as a substitute whereas Pardeep Narwal led India’s charge in the first half and ended with eight points. India have got their World Cup campaign firmly back on track after suffering a setback in the opening encounter against South Korea. India’s defence put on a tremendous show as they kept the Bangladesh raiders in their pocket for most of the match.

Iran held off a terrific second half performance by a spirited Kenya to register a 33-28 victory in a hard fought clash. It was Iran’s third consecutive win but they were made to work extremely hard by Kenya. Iran captain Meraj Sheykh missed the game due to a stomach bug and his absence was felt by his team. Kenya will take a lot of heart from the performance as they actually outscored Iran in the second half. Fazel Atrachali scored five points for Iran whereas captain David Mosambayi scored seven points for Kenya. Iran hold on to the top in Group B with 15 points from three games and remain on course to seal a semi-final berth.

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India are top of Group A after three matches and boast of 11 points. But South Korea, who beat India on the opening day, have played two and can overtake the hosts when they play next.

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An Ajay Thakur and Pardeep Narwal show gives India a thumping 57-20 win over Bangladesh

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Bangladesh with successful review and get a good raid going. The gap continues to rise with India leading Bangladesh 56-20

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ALL OUT! Ajay Thakur with a super raid and then India display solid defensive work for yet another all out on Bangladesh – fourth tonight. India lead 52-18

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Ajay Thakur almost gets a super raid. But his barge and push attempt at a raid is foiled as he gets pushed off the court.

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Ajay Thakur has been immense for India tonight. 9 raid points already and it must be noted that he came off the bench for the hosts. One point away from a super raid… India up 44-17

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ALL OUT! The third of the match from India on Bangladesh. Mohit Chillar with good defensive work to grab the Bangladeshi player by the ankle and India lead 39-15

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That was superb and quick work by an Indian raider to quickly sneak in and come back with a successful raid.

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Sandeep Narwal getting into the thick of things with a strong tackle and India continue to shine in this contest. Lead 34-13

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The second half begins and Bangladesh are the first to register a point. A successful raid reduces their gap. Ajay Thakur with a point of his own to make it 28-11

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And at half time, India lead Bangladesh by 27-10. Pardeep Narwal with six points to his name and supported by Manjeet Chillar and Anup Kumar with three points each

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A do-or-die raid for Bangladesh and Sandeep Narwal denies them that pleasure. Superb display of shoulder strength to get his side a point with strong defense

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Bangladesh reduced to a single person on their side. Suliemann Kabir the solitary green shirt to defend and attack. And his attempt at attack is foiled by a team effort by India. Second all out for India and they lead by 24-9

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Manjeet and Kuljeet with a double effort to deny Bangladesh a successful raid. Push the Bangladesh player off the court

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Almost buillying by Pardeep Narwal to touch multiple Bangladesh players and keeps the run of strong raiding going. India lead 18-7 in the first half

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India inflict an all out on Bangladesh – the first of the night and the hosts are building a gap here. Lead 14-5 in the first half

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Sandeep Narwal and Pardeep Narwal with consecutive successful raids to extend India’s lead.

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India are in a must-win situation here against Bangladesh after Iran beat Kenya. This is a nervous position for India to be in after that opening day stunner against Korea. And early minutes of this game against Bangladesh show that it could go either way. 4-4 now with plenty left in this game.

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Early lead for India as Sandeep Narwal goes for an ankle hold and gets a point .

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India’s captain Anup Kumar and Bangladesh skipper Arduzzaman Munshi along with the referee are out in the middle for the toss.

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Bangladesh squad: Abul K. Azad, Zahangir Alam, Zakir Hossain, Fardous Sheikh, Ruhul Amin, Sabuj Mia, Tuhin Trafder, Ziaur Rahman, Arduzzaman Munshi [C], Romanuzzaman, Shazid Hossain, Tanjil Hossain, S. Al Mamun, Sulieman Kabir

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India squad: Kiran Parmar, Manjeet Chhillar, Nitin Tomar, Sandeep Narwal, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Mohit Chhillar, Surender Nada, Surjeet, Ajay Thakur, Anup Kumar [C], Deepak Hooda, Jasvir Singh, Pardeep Narwal, Rahul Chaudhari

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Iran continue their winning momentum as they edge Kenya by 33-28

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Saeid Ghaffari with another successful raid gives Iran a overall lead of four points

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It is getting closer as Kenya has reduced the difference to two points.

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Do-or-Die raid for Iran and Super Tackle opportunity for Kenya. And Kenya is awarded two points as Maghsoudlou steps into the lobby

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With over 8 minutes left in the games, can Kenya pull out another upset in the tournament. They just trail by 5 points.

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One point for Fazel Atrachali and Iran as they take the total to 23-15

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Do-or-Die raid for Iran’s Maghsoudlou, he is tested by Kenya defenders and referee awards one point to Kenya.

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Two points for Iran as Kenya’s defenders fail to stop Iran’s raider Maghsoudlou and take the lead to 22-12

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Second half begins and Iran to begin the proceedings.

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Iran go into half time at 19-10 against Kenya and it has been a comprehensive show by both the teams.

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We’re under a minute to go in the first half and Iran is leading by 18-9

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Successful raid for captain Mosambayi, followed by a some great teamwork to take teams total to 10 match points.

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Abolfazl Maghsoudlou gives Iran a successful raid point as returns safely. Followed by another successful raid from Kenya’s Phelix Opana.

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First substitution of the match as Kenya’s Patric Muvai walks out and is replaced by Humphery Lihanda

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First empty raid for Iran’s captain Fazel Atrachali. One point each awarded to both the teams as Patrick Muvai crosses the red line before being taken down.

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Super Tackle on for Kenya, as Mohammadtaghi is taken down by a superb double ankle hold.

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Do-or-Die raid for Mosambayi as he made two empty raids. And he is taken down in the left corner.

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Abolfazl Mahalli to raid next for Iran and he is taken down after a superb ankle hold hold coming from Kenya’s defender.

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Captain Mosambayi to raid first for Kenya and the skipper returns empty handed without taking any risk. Another player to miss today’s is Soleiman Pahlevani.

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Not a good news for Iran as Meraj Sheykh not included in the playing seven.And we’re go! Kenya to raid first as Iran take left court after winning the toss

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Both the teams are on the mat and referee calls both the captains in the middle for the toss. Fazel Atrachali and David Mosambayi shake hands before the referee tosses the coin.

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Iran squad: Farhad Milaghardan, Esmaeil Nabibakhsh, Meraj Sheykh [C], Abozar Mighani, Fazel Atrachali, Hadi Tajik, Milad Sheibak, Soleiman Pahlevani, Abolfazl Mahalli, Gholamabbas Korouki, Md. Esmaeil Loumahalli, Md. Taghi Paeinmahali, Mohsen Loujafari

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Kenya squad: Chripine Oketch, David Mosambayi [C], Elphas Otieno, Humphery Lihanda, Odhiambo Haggai, Phelix Opana, James Obilo, Bonab Were, Esau Otieno, Isaac N. Ikigu, John Murema, Julias Nyaduwa, Mudibo Edmond, Patric Muvai