Chaudhari, Narwal power India to comfortable win over Kenya

Chaudhari, Narwal power India to comfortable win over Kenya
Kenya's Chrispine Otieno falls into a trap set up by India in the Kabaddi Masters match in Dubai on Tuesday.

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By KT Report

Published: Tue 26 Jun 2018, 8:55 PM

Last updated: Tue 26 Jun 2018, 10:58 PM

World champions India romped to another comfortable victory in Kabaddi Masters as they beat Kenya 50-15.

Led by their star raiders Rahul Chaudhari and Pardeep Narwal, India gave a torrid time to the Kenyan defence in the first half. Chaudhari scored eight points whereas Narwal chipped in with nine points.

India are already through to the semifinals where they will play the Republic of Korea. Kenya, on the other hand, ended their campaign without a win and endured a miserable might.

Narwal opened India's account in the first minute with a bonus point. India opened a 5-0 lead after four minutes as Kenya struggled to get a foot in the match. India's defence proved too strong for the Kenyans as the score quickly became 11-0 after five minutes as India inflicted an all out. Kenya opened their account with a raid point in the sixth minute. Kenyan defence scored their first tackle point in the 8th minute as they sent Narwal to the bench.

Chaudhari scored two raid points in quick succession as India led 18-4 after 13 minutes. India inflicted another all out in the 16th minute to stretch their lead to 24-4. Chaudhari got another two points as India were steaming ahead in the match before the break. Obiero Victor made a successful raid as Kenya trailed 5-27. Narwal and Chaudhari led India to a commanding 24-point lead at the end of the first half. Kenya scored just two tackle and two raid points in the first half

Chaudhari scored another two-point raid in the 24th minute as India inflicted another all out to lead 36-5. Deepak Niwas Hooda got two points in 26th minute as India led 4-5. Kenya got their first point of the second half in the 27th minute.

Obiero came up with a super raid in the 33rd minute as Kenya trailed 13-43. India took their foot off the pedal a bit in the second half yet were too strong for Kenya. Compared to the first half, India scored just 17 points in the second half. Kenya performed much better in the second half but it wasn't enough. Surjeet came up with a super raid in the dying seconds of the match as India won 50-15.

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