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Asian Games Volleyball: India end 6th after 0-3 defeat to Pakistan - Highlights

India lost in 3 sets to Pakistan in the 5th-6th classification match at the Asian Games 2023.

Asian Games Volleyball: India end 6th after 0-3 defeat to Pakistan - Highlights

Action between India and Pakistan in the 5th-6th place match


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 26 Sep 2023 12:06 PM GMT

Asian Games: The Indian men's volleyball team lost to Pakistan in three sets in the 5th/6th place match at the Asian Games 2023.

After losing to Japan in the quarter-finals, the Indian team will look to end a superb campaign on a winning note. However, it was Pakistan who took the first set 25-21 even though the set was evenly contested. They won the second set 25-20 as a tired Indian side began to committ too many errors. India tried to mount a late comeback but lost the third set 23-25.

As it happened:

Live Updates

  • 26 Sep 2023 11:55 AM GMT

    Pakistan win 25-21, 25-20, 25-23

    India tried to mount a late comeback, but it wasn't to be. A comfortable victory for Pakistan in the end. Pakistan finish 5th, tht's a great result for them.

    India have finished 6th. Which is a commendable result too, given their 12th-place finish last time, but this defeat to Pakistan will rankle them.

  • 26 Sep 2023 11:53 AM GMT

    Pakistan bring up match point

    It should have been much closer on the face of the numbers, maybe it's just the pressure that got to India today. At least one third of the points India have lost in this 3rd set have been from service errors.

    But late in the 3rd set, India mount a comeback. 22-23. That's the closest any of the 3 sets have been.


  • 26 Sep 2023 11:45 AM GMT

    Pakistan closing in on 3rd set and match

    A series of service errors from India hands over the advantage on a platter to Pakistan. 


  • 26 Sep 2023 11:38 AM GMT

    India trail 9-10 in 3rd set

    Pakistan begin to pull away again...this could end very soon. Ashwal Rai makes a spectacular block, but he can't stop Pakistan reaching double digits before India.

    Murad and Mussawer, the two Pakistan spikers, seem to be performing at a whole different level from the rest of the court.

  • 26 Sep 2023 11:33 AM GMT

    Pakistan's volleyball team looks to make up for squash, tennis defeats

    Meanwhile, there's some joy in tennis for India in tennis vs Pakistan. Yuki Bhambri and Ankita Raina win 6-0, 6-0 against Pakistan's Aqeel Khan and Sara Ibarihm Khan and enter Round of 16. Earlier in the day, India also beat Pakistan in squash.

    At the volleyball too, India have taken a lead in the 3rd set. They lead 4-2. Overall though, it seems Pakistan, who are leading by two sets, are closing in on their first win of the day against their neighbours.

  • 26 Sep 2023 11:30 AM GMT

    Pakistan win 2nd set 25-20

    Pakistan win the 2nd set 25-20. The last point is a marginal line call, but there has been no doubt Pakistan have been the more clinical unit today by far.


  • 26 Sep 2023 11:24 AM GMT

    Pakistan 1 point away from sealing 2nd set

    Ashwal Rai brought back into the fray as India look to salvage the second set in the dying minutes. Looking more and more difficult now. Ukkrapandian with the serve. Pakistan smash. Hari cannot block. 

    Pak 24-19 Ind

  • 26 Sep 2023 11:18 AM GMT

    Pakistan lead 18-13 in 2nd half

    Ukkrapandian comes on as a sub late in the 2nd half. The only one who was part of the 5th-place finish in 2014. And he immediately is part of a great defensive move. Pakistan have however pulled ahead to a 5-point lead.


  • 26 Sep 2023 11:13 AM GMT

    India trail 12-15 in 2nd set

    Pakistan manage to hold on to their slender lead in the 2nd set. Erin Varghese jumps up like he is the Colossus and hits a diagonal smash. A Pakistan smash goes long. They review, replays show the smash brushed an Indian finger on the way. Terrible luck for India.

  • 26 Sep 2023 11:08 AM GMT

    India trail 5-6 in 2nd set

    Muthu and Shameem doing their best to create an impassable spike in front of net, but more often than not, the ball is hitting them and landing outside. Guru then hits a wild shot that goes long. Too many errors from India today. Nerves of the big match?

    Pakistan have had arguments with the referees twice already in this 2nd set. Despite that, they lead.

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