• Wed. Jul 24th, 2024

Asian Kabaddi 2023: India beat Iran to make it to the Finals.

Asian Kabaddi 2023: India’s men’s kabaddi team stormed into the finals of the Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023 with a narrow 33-28 win over defending champions Iran in Busan, South Korea on Thursday.

The Indian team, led by Pawan Sehrawat, made a slow but steady start to the match and soon took control with some impressive raiding and defending. Sehrawat was the star of the show, scoring 16 points for India, while Aslam Inamdar and Nitesh Kumar chipped in with five points each.

Iran put up a strong fight but were eventually undone by India’s superior fitness and domination. The Indian team led 19-9 at half-time and maintained their advantage in the second half to seal the victory. India will now play Hong Kong in the final on Friday. The two teams have already met once in the tournament, with India winning 44-24.

This is India’s third consecutive appearance in the Asian Kabaddi Championship final. They won the title in 2019 and 2021.


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The Indian team is brimming with confidence and will be looking to win their fourth title in a row. They have a strong squad with a mix of experience and youth. Sehrawat, Inamdar, and Kumar are all in good form and will be key to India’s chances of winning the title.

The final against Hong Kong is expected to be a close contest. Hong Kong is a young team but they have shown some impressive performances in the tournament so far. They will be looking to upset India and create a major upset.

The final will be played on Friday, June 30 at 4:00 PM IST. The match will be telecast live on the Star Sports network.

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