Iran beat Japan 38-34, South Korea humble Australia 63-25: As it happened

South Korea and Japan make it into the semifinals of the tournament as they continue they unbeaten run.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 15, 2016 8:59 pm
Meraj Sheykh-led side sit at the top of the table in Pool B with 20 points.

In the second of the three matches tonight, Iran take on Japan in a game of Pool B. Iran, who are considered to be title contenders this season, have being impressive and outplayed each opponent they have faced so far. Meraj Sheykh side leads the Pool B table with 15 points and will like to continue their unbeaten run against the Japanese. Iranians do not rely on any particular player as they have impressed everyone in all formats. While Japan had worked very well as a team. Masayuki Shimokawa-led side will look upto their top raider- Kazuhiro Takano- to lead them against Iran’s strong defence.

South Korea lock horns against minnows Australia. Dong Ju Hong-led side are well placed at the top of table in Pool A and will be looking forward of sealing their place in the semis of the tournament. They have showcased their never-say-die spirit throughout the tournament starting from their opener against India, where they edge passed the hosts by 34-32. Jang Kun Lee’s men have showcased tremendous spirit and will begin as favourites. While for minnows Australia, who made their debut in the tournament, have showed improvement in their game after registering their first win against Argentina side. Kuldeep Singh being their top scorer with 22 points, Australians will rely on him to break the Korean defence and guide them for their second win in the tournament.

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