India earned a hard-fought victory against Iran in the fourth match of the Asian Kabaddi Championships to ensure the final berth.
A game that promised to be a blockbuster started in a cagey manner with both teams measuring each other. The first 10 minutes saw only 9 points scored in the game. India picked the momentum and finished the first-half with a lead of 19-9.
The Iranians came back roaring in the second half to inflict an all-out on India and reduce the point deficit. Nitesh executed a brilliant super tackle in the dying moments followed by a two-point by Arjun to make sure that India wins the game 33-28. Pawan Sehrawat led from the front scoring bulk of raiding points and he was well supported by Aslam Inamdar.
As it happened:
- 29 Jun 2023 5:59 AM GMT
A mistake by Surjeet in defence allows Iran to take one more point and make it 26-29. India needs to avoid mistake or else Iran can sniff in here.