Congratulations to the Indian Kabaddi team for qualifying for the semi-finals in the Kabaddi World Cup.— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) October 18, 2016
FT: India 69-18 England
India qualify for semi-finals in style. A win that had glimpses of how lethal India cane be and the home side will go into the knock-out stages in the best possible shape.
No tackle points for England so far in the game. The Indian raiders have been at the peak of their powers today. Lead now 57-8
This is how India made their way onto the court and their has been no loss in swagger since. Completely dominant!
India bring up fifty with 15 minutes still left to play. India's lead grown to 52-7! How many more can India get?
India make five changes at half time. Mohit Chhillar, Surender Nada, Rahul Chaudhari, Nitin Tomar all in for the second half
HT: India 45-6 England
This has been a near perfect performance from the home side. Anup Kumar and co. have stepped to an altogether new level and England are just struggling to compete. Sandeep Narwal firing will be great news for India ahead of the semi-finals and the same can be said for Pardeep Narwal. Ajay Thakur and Surjeet have continued their good form and all these players have already had a high five. Thailand or Iran, whoever may come up against India in the semis will need to be very careful
The dupki is out for Pardeep Narwal! India are enforcing all-outs after all-outs. India are looking sharper than ever against England today. Perfect time to hit peak form just before the semi-finals. Unfortunately England are at the receiving end
Second all-out for India! Sandeep Narwal performing very well as an all-rounder. Their lead keeps on increasing and it's now rose to 24-5
Sandeep Narwal bags a high five. Ajay Thakur just one short of one. Pardeep Narwal cutting lose. India's lead is 17-4 after 10 minutes
India with their first all-out. Sandeep Narwal leading the way for the home side. Pardeep Narwal and Ajay Thakur working well in tandem. Ominous signs for England
India leading 6-3 after four minutes. Sandeep Narwal with a super raid and Ajay Thakur opens account with a two-point raid. Crowd cheering the home side
Match underway. Anup Kumar scores a bonus in his first raid
England and India are out on the field. The match about to start soon. English raiders have been in form, but can they find a way p[ast Manjeet Chhillar and co. and can the fragile English defense deal with the in-form Ajay Thakur
FT: USA 19-74 Kenya
Kenya win by 55 points to stay alive in the competition. Their fate depends on the Thailand-Japan clash on Wednesday. If Japan win by a less than 33 points against Thailand, Kenya will go through to the semi-finals. Japan' job is a lot more tougher now. If Thailand win, they will go through as winners of Group B and Iran will finish second
USA fighting back, but Kenya still racking up the points. A super tackle takes their lead to 62-17. They need more to improve the chances. The more the better for David Mosambayi's side
India line-up against England: Anup Kumar (C), Manjeet Chhillar (VC), Surjeet, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Sandeep Narwal, Pardeep Narwal and Ajay Thakur
HT: USA 8-38 Kenya
Kenya are hiiting the 30-point winning margin that they need to stay alive in the Kabaddi World Cup 2016 at half time. But can Mosambayi and co. increase th lead further and give themselves a better chance of reaching the semi-final? Stick around for all the Live updates
After a slow start, Kenya have inflicted an all-out on the USA and lead 10-4. They need to win the match by 30 or more points
Kenya vs USA set to get underway. The Africans need to win big to keep their semi-final chances alive. After that, hosts India face England
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India takes on England in the last game of the group stages with still work to do to seal a semi-final place. The home side must avoid a defeat of more than seven points against the English to be sure of taking part in the semi-finals that are scheduled to be held on 21 October. However Anup Kumar and co will be looking to go into the knock-out stage with wind in their sails and will be looking for nothing less than a commanding win against England. In the first game of the day Kenya take on USA in a crucial Group B game. Kenya need a big win to stay alive in the competition. So stick around for all the updates of the match
India batter Argentina: India cruised to a comfortable 74-20 win over Argentina as the home raiders flexed their muscles to notch a Kabaddi World Cup record 54-point margin win at the TransStadia on Saturday.
India hardly broke sweat as Rahul Chaudhari and Ajay Thakur combined to score 25 raid points between them. Manjeet Chhillar and Surender attained a high five each to score 11 points to lead India's charge.
India are second in group B with 16 points from three games whereas bottom-placed Argentina are yet to open their account after four games.
On Saturday, it was one way traffic as India created a record of most tackles in a World Cup match.
India made a swift start and led 3-0 after three minutes. Nahuel Villamayor opened Argentina's account in the second minute to trail 1-3.
Pardeep and Sandeep Narwal scored a point apiece as India led 6-1 before Thakur made a successful raid in the fifth minute to help extend India's led to 9-3.
The hosts immediately inflicted an all out in the sixth minute to lead 12-3.
Thakur led the scoring charts for India in the first half and scored 11 points.
Surjeet was a rock at the back for India and achieved a high five in the first half as India inflicted another all out in the 19th minute to lead 35-11.
Argentina were no match for India and struggled to cope with India's superiority in all departments. Narwal scored five points for India in the first half as India led 36-13 at the break.
After the break, Thakur attained a super ten in the 22nd minute as India led 38-13.
India didn't relent at any point in the second half as they led 41-13 after 24 minutes.
An all out was again inflicted by the home boys in the 25th minute to take the lead to 45-13. Chaudhari came on as a substitute on the 26th minute to score his first point as India led 47-15.
He scored two more points in the 28th minute to give India 50-15 lead.
Just after Villamayor bagged seven points for Argentina in the 30th minute, India did not lose any time to inflict another all out to extend their lead to 58-15.
With less than four minutes to go for the final hooter, India inflicted another all out to lead 68-17.
Chaudhari scored 10 points in the second half alone as Argentina struggled to cope with him.
India led 73-19 as Kiran Parmar scored with a two-point raid in the 40th minute to finally thrash the South American nation with a record margin.
India will play their final game of the group stages against England on Tuesday.
Updated Date: Oct 18, 2016 23:43 PM
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