India in mens and womens kabaddi finals

first_imgBy Philem Dipak Singh Guwahati, Feb 14 (PTI) Indian mens and womens teams entered the finals of the kabaddi event at the 12th South Asian Games with easy victories over their respective opponents here today. The mens team, defending its title, outplayed Bangladesh 29-9 in the semifinals to make it to the final of the event at the R G Baruah Sports Complex. The Bangladeshis could not match the technical superiority of the Indians who led 15-3 at the half time. The Indians effected two lonas (two bonus points when entire opposition is out) to completely dominate the match against the hapless Bangladeshis. The Bangladeshis did a bit better in the second half as they got six points as against three in the first 20 minutes. But the Indians maintained the momentum to walk away with the match 29-9. India got 20 outs, five bonus points and four lona points in the match. In the womens section also, defending champions India thrashed Nepal 45-15 in the semifinals to set up a summit clash against Bangladesh tomorrow. Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka 18-16 in a closely fought semifinals match. PTI PDS AH AHlast_img read more