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Kabbadi World Cup 2016!!

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  1. seiko

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    Rampant India batter England to book semi-final spot

    Ahmedabad: India produced a scintillating performance to thrash England 69-18 in their last Group B encounter and seal their berth for the Kabaddi World Cup semi-finals at the TransStadia in Ahmedabad.

    Star raider Pardeep Narwal scored 13 points while Ajay Thakur scored 11 points as India made full use of their squad depth to notch a comfortable win and end their group campaign on a high.



    The crowd at the TransStadia arena was in for a treat as the home team put on a spectacular show.

    After suffering a shocking defeat in their opening match against South Korea, India bounced back in style and finished the group matches with a whopping score difference of 174.

    England, on the other hand, can take a lot of heart from their performances as they finished fourth in Group B with 10 points.

    On Tuesday, England made a bright start as captain Someshwar Kalia scored two points in the first minute to lead 2-1. Sandeep Narwal scored with a super raid in the third minute as India overtook the visitors 5-2.

    Thakur scored with a two-point raid in the fifth minute as India extended the lead to 8-3 and reduced England to just two men.

    India inflicted the first all out of the match in the sixth minute to lead 12-3. Narwal scored his first points in the seventh minute to give India 14-3 lead.

    Keshav Gupta scored with a two-point read in the 10th minute as England trailed 5-17.

    Sandeep Narwal was in great raiding form as he scored six points to help India inflict the second all out in the 13th minute and get a lead of 24-5.

    England's defence let them down as they failed to score a single point in the first 15 minutes.

    India inflicted another all out in the 16th minute to take a commanding 33-5 lead. Such was India's dominance that they went on a 20-0 run in eight minutes to lead 37-5 after 18 minutes.

    Pardeep attained a super 10 in the first half whereas Surjeet got a high five as India inflicted the fourth all out in the 20th minute to lead 45-6 at the end of the first half.

    Coming back, India brought on five substitutes in the second half, including Rahul Chaudhari, to make use of their squad.

    Nitin Tomar scored two points in the 23rd minute as India led 49-7. England were still looking for their first tackle point and their star raider Tope Adewalure struggled to get raid points.

    India went on to inflict another all out in the 28th minute to take their lead to 57-8 before England's Adewalure scored two raid points consecutively to become the first man to score 50 points in the ongoing World Cup.

    With less than five minutes to go, and India leading 64-14, Rahul scored his third point of the match.

    India cruised in the last few minutes as Thakur attained a super 10 in the 39th minute to give India a handsome 69-18 win.

    Kenya record big win against USA to stay alive

    Kenya kept their hopes alive of a semi-final berth after registering a thumping 74-19 win over the US in their last league tie of the Kabaddi World Cup. Desperately in need of a win, Kenya finally pressed the acceleration button to push Thailand out and occupy the second spot in Group B.

    Top-placed Iran are already in the semi-finals while Kenya will have to wait for the Japan (fourth) vs Thailand (third) match on Wednesday to know their fate.

    On Tuesday, Kenya exhibited great determination to outplay minnows US as they went into the break with a 38-8 lead. Three Kenyan defenders achieved a high five whereas captain David Mosambayi top-scored with 12 points.

    On the other hand, the US defence could manage only five points as the newbies committed too many errors, to end their campaign without a win.

    The US started with a 2-1 lead, scoring a raid and tackle point whereas David Mosambayi got a tackle point for Kenya in the first two minutes. But their joy was shortlived as Kenya's David Obilo scored two tackle points while Mosambayi added two raid points to take the lead to 5-4 after five minutes.

    Kenya, immediately inflicted the first all out of the match in the seventh minute to lead 10-4. Kenya scored five more points in three minutes to lead 15-4 after 10 minutes. Mosambayi scored with a two-point raid as Kenya inflicted the second all out to lead 20-4 in the 12th minute.

    In the next minute, Ben Marcelus helped the US add two more points as they trailed 6-21. Phelix Ospina then scored with a super raid in the 15th minute as Kenya took their lead to 26-6.

    In response, the US suffered the third all out in the next minute as Kenya's lead soared to 31-7. Kenya went into the break with a 30-point lead after David Mosambayi attained a super 10 and contributed 10 points whereas Ospina scored seven.

    Coming from the break, Kenya began with a bang and inflicted the fourth all out in the 22nd minute to take their lead to 42-8 before further taking it to 48-10 by the 25th minute. A minute later the US suffered another all out as Kenya took full advantage of the US' defensive errors.

    Kenya continued on their dominant form to take the lead to 56-12 after 30 minutes. In the 33rd minute, Dillyon Banks came up with a super raid to take three points for Kenya. Kenya then forced two super tackles in quick succession to lead 64-18 after 35 minutes before forcing another all out in the last minute to take it to 74-19.


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    [​IMG]Thailand’s superior point average 82 to Iran’s 71 helped the Thais to top the Pool B standings.
    Thailand it is. Even after the Japanese led for a majority of the game, Thailand had to wait till the 37th minute – the last four of play – to get the lead that they wouldn’t relinquish, eventually winning 37-33. As such, the South East Asian team became the last to book a semi-final berth, joining Iran, South Korea and hosts India.

    As such, the South East Asian team became the last to book a semi-final berth, joining Iran, South Korea and hosts India.

    The result put Thailand level on points with Iran, who had lost to Poland in their last Group B match. Yet based on Thailand’s superior point average – 82 to Iran’s 71 – the Thais topped the group. As such, and more importantly from the point of view of the hosts, India will avoid playing Iran in the semi-final. Instead, India will play Thailand for a spot in the final, while Iran take on the Koreans, who had beaten India in the opening match of the tournament.


    Instead, India will play Thailand for a spot in the final, while Iran take on the Koreans, who had beaten India in the opening match of the tournament.

    On the night though, the youngest team of the tournament required the inspiration of their 24-year-old skipper Khomsan Thongkham, who gave his team the lead in the 37th minute. The six-footer did however, have a slow start to the game, managing empty raids in each of his first three attempts. At the end of the match however, he ended up topping the leaderboard for most number of raid points amassed by a player in the Ahmedabad-based event, 53 from five matches.

    At the same time, Thailand’s cover defender Peeradach Jantajam played a significant role, especially when, as the only player left on the mat, he brought down Japan’s Makoto Sawazu in a one-on-one scenario that normally has the defender offer surrender points.

    Japan though did find significant contributors through their all-rounder Kazuhiro Takano and right-corner defender Takamitsu Kono.

    The Thai players meanwhile were playing with black armbands to mourn the death of their King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away last week. The team has now qualified for the World Cup semi-final for the first time in the three editions of the tournament.
     
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    The matches will be telecast on the channels Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 3 as well as in their HD versions. For those who do not have access to a television, one can simply log on to Hotstar.com to catch all the action online.


    Semifinals:
    21 October, 20:00 hrs IST SF1
    21 October, 21:00 hrs IST SF2

    Final:
    22 October, 21:00 hrs IST

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    Iran loses to India in the Kabaddi World Cup final

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    Iran finished in second place after losing to powerhouse India 38-29 in the Kabaddi World Cup final on Saturday.

    Seven-time defending champions Indians proved their supremacy after trailing 12-18 at the half-time in Ahmedabad, India.

    Star raider Ajay Thakur emerged as the key player for the team as he guided team to this scintillating win with his crucial 12 points. Although Iranian skipper Meraj Sheykh gave a tough fight with his 5 points, but couldn't take his team to be at the winning side.

    Speaking after the victory, Ajay declared, "India is always number one in kabaddi." He added, "This is the most wonderful moment of my career."

    Iran loses to India in the Kabaddi World Cup final
     
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