India vs South Korea, Kabaddi Masters Dubai: India beat South Kore 36-20; Iran beat Pakistan 40-21

India vs South Korea, Kabaddi Masters Dubai: India beat South Kore 36-20; Iran beat Pakistan 40-21

India beat South Korea 36-20 in the semifinals of Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018 to register a final berth.

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Kabaddi Masters, India vs South Korea: India beat South Korea in semis.

Kabaddi Masters Dubai, India vs South Korea: India registered a finals berth in the Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018 after humbling South Korea 36-20 in the semifinals. Ajay Thakur’s men will now meet Iran in the summit clash who defeated Pakistan 40-21 in the first semi-final. Both the sides are in tremendous form as they won all their group stage matches. India had hiccups in the initial stage of the game but soon made a comeback before the half-time. Later, in the second half, Monu Goyat and Thakur continued their lethal run and gathered points for India. Apart from the Raiders, it was India’s defence that played a major role in their win.

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Kabaddi Masters Dubai, India vs South Korea Highlights

India in the finals

India thump South Korea 36-20 in the semifinals, to meet Iran in the final. They were just brilliant today and continued the momentum they got in the group stage. It is going to be an exciting encounter between India and Iran as both the sides are in form

Superb Tackle

Another superb Tackle and India gather another point. They are having a brilliant day and just need to continue with this momentum


Deepak Niwas Hooda goes for his first raid but it's an empty raid. The scoreline is still 30-18 in India's favour. India would be seking that Hooda gets some point and gain the momentum before tomorrow's finale

India stretch lead

South Korea are getting points but India have a big lead. They are leading by 13 points so far. India are rubbing off their last against this side. They lost to Korea in World Cup but here they are in command

Good Review!

Good review by India nad it gives one more point to India. They add up with an ALL OUT and it gives India three more points. It's 24-11

More points

South Korea captain Lee starts the first Raid after the break but India take the points. Some good defensive technique now from India as they extend lead

India 17-10 South Korea at half-time

India eventually hold on to the lead at half-time. They have a lead of 7 points in this match so far. Captain Ajay Thakur has been leading from the front. The winner of this game meets Iran in the finals tomorrow

India on a roll

Just what we were talking about. India have got some points before the half-time and the architect of this dominating run is Ajay Thajkur who has 6 raid points. India 15-9 South Korea

India in lead

Monu Goyat gets a point for India to keep India in front now. The momentum might shift in India's favour from here on. They should get some more points and create pressure on Korea before the half-time

Ajay Thakur gets India back

Ajay Thakur has once again got India back on track as he gets two points while Raiding. The trail for India is just one point and it won't be a problem for them now to equalise the scoring

South Korea gather more points

A bit of a weak defending technique and Korea take three points in total. And they see two Indian players going out on the bench. It's 7-3 for now and it's a SUPER RAID

Ajay Thakur opens account

Ajay Thakur opens account for India in a pressure situation. He gets a point off his Raid to give India their first points in the match. A lot would depend on Rishank too as he is the most successful raider in the tournament

First Raid

South Korea begin the first raid and they take a point. Back of the mind, India would be thinking about that World Cup game. If it replicates they are out of the tournament and we have had an empty first Raid from India

India vs South Korea

We now have the big clash between India nad South Korea. It is the second semi-final and the winner will play Iran tomorrow in the summit clash

Iran in finals

Iran register a place in final after beating Pakistan 40-21. Pakistan looked as if they will make a comeback in this game but Iran's experience paid well and they will now face either India or South Korea tomorrow

Iran get back

Just when Pakistan would have been thinking that they can get something out of this match, Iran have made their way back in the contest and with authority stretching their lead to 13 points to make it 30-17

Pakistan on track

Pakistan have certainly made their way back in the game as they have reduced the trail to just six points. Iran camp look in a spot of bother at the moment


What a tremendous effort by Pakistan defence. The Iran raider was returning back after completing the raid just when the defenders got hold of him

Iran 19-9 Pakistan at half-time

Iran have continued the dominance and the lead against Pakistan as they are leading 19-9. Pakistan need to rezig their startegies in order to make a comeback in this match

Superb Raid

Pakistan get a points, courtesy a brilliant raid. The Iran defence tried to catch the raider but he got better off the defence. Pakistan still have sometime to get back in this game

Brilliant Tackle

Iran side is on fire as they grab another point to strecth the lead with a superb tackle. The raider looked good to take away the point but the way Iran defenders showed awareness was just tremendous

Iran dominate

Iran have been dominant force so far as they now have a 10-point lead. Pakistan are struggling to gather any points. The scoreline now reads 11-1 in favour of Iran

Iran vs Pakistan

Meanwhile, we have Iran against Pakistan. Iran have been in briliant touch in this tournament and they have started with a good lead. It's 4-1 right now against Pakistan

India vs South Korea

India might have been in top form in this tournament but they need to remeber one thing that it was this Korean team who defeated them in the last World Cup. India are the world champions but they still need to be cautious against South Korea

India before the semis

India coach Srinivas Reddy before the semis: "As a coach, I always tell the team to keep fighting to put as many points on the board as possible in order to dishearten opponents in all future matches. Even in cricket, players don’t relax after putting up a considerable score and keep striving to get more runs. The motive is identical for the Indian Kabaddi Team as well with mental pressure being the key to success. With teams, not being able to find that right convergence between speed and execution, it puts the Indian Team in a good position to win. I am not saying it’s easy, because all the teams participating are qualified competitors, but with India playing each match as a semi-final and placing Kabaddi Masters Dubai as a precursor to the Asian Games, our boys’ chances of success are high. Practice and finesse is another key to success. Yes, we are winning matches but there are still a few things that need polishing that we will be working on. The Team is ready, we know which player should be placed where, and look forward to putting on the pressure in tomorrow’s match."

Kabaddi Masters Dubai Live

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018. First semifinal tonight features Iran vs Pakistan and that will be followed by India vs South Korea with Kenya and Argentina unable to find a place in the latter stages. 

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India vs South Korea Live: India come into semis on the back of a Kenya win.

India vs South Korea Live: India have remained unbeaten at the Kabaddi Masters Dubai starting with a 36-20 win over Pakistan, a 48-19 win over Kenya, 41-17 over Pakistan and most recently, 50-15 against Kenya to book a place in the semifinals of the tournament. The other teams finding a place in the semifinals of the inaugural tournament are Pakistan and Iran who will contest the first semifinal of the night.