India vs South Korea Kabaddi Masters 2018: Ajay Thakur-led enter final with massive win

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New Delhi | Updated: June 29, 2018 10:39:43 pm

India vs South Korea, Kabaddi Masters 2018: India fight against South Korea to for Kabbadi Masters title.

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India vs South Korea , Kabaddi Masters 2018: The Ajay Thakur-led Indian side have made their way to the semis without much ado. The Men In Blue have been the dominant side in the tournament and are the firm favourites against South Korea. The side notched up facile wins in all four of its group matches. While captain Ajay Thakur has been unstoppable, youngsters like Rishank Devadiga and Monu Goyat have proved to be lethal as well. The South Koreans, on the other hand, rely on speed and tight defence to get the job done. In Jan Kung Lee, the unit also has a raider of the highest quality.

Apart from Lee, the main focus will be on Ko Young Chang, Eom Tae Deok, Kim Seong Ryeol and Dung Ju Hong. If these five players clicked on Friday then the fans could witness the upset.

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Coach Srinivas Reddy has played a major role in making the team click. His eye for right player selection and for the minute details in a match has helped India thrash its opponents with huge margins. Korea meanwhile finished second in their group.

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Highlights

    21:58 (IST)29 Jun 2018
    Score:

    India lead by 13 points with 10 minutes to go. Score is 28-15 in India's favour.

    21:49 (IST)29 Jun 2018
    India dominate match

    The Men In Blue are dominating the game as expected. They are 11 points clear now.

    21:37 (IST)29 Jun 2018
    Half-Time

    After a good start by South Korea, India kicked off into fourth gear and extended the lead by 7 points. India at half-time are 17-10.

    21:18 (IST)29 Jun 2018
    The match starts

    And it's on. India and Korea are currently level at 2-2. The Men in Blue have been a slow starter but as soon as they cross the 10-mark, they kick on the sixth gear.

    17:49 (IST)29 Jun 2018
    Monu Goyat's impact

    Raider Monu Goyat has played an important role in the Indian team in Kabbadi Masters 2018. Goyat was the most expensive player sold in Pro Kabaddi league. He was sold for a huge sum of  Rs.1.51 crore. He has proved to be a good player in this tournament also. By taking 10 points in last game against Kenya, he proved that he is in a great form and will thrash anyone coming his way.

    17:41 (IST)29 Jun 2018
    Korea's road to semi-final

    Group matches for Korea were not good but they managed to reach to the semi-finals. After losing their opening game to Iran by 35-20, they came out strong against Argentina and defeated them by a huge margin of 72-16. They stumbled again against  Iran after giving a tough fight but lost by 31-27 but gathered their strength and defeated Argentina again to enter the semi-final.

    17:30 (IST)29 Jun 2018
    India favourites to win

    Kabaddi World Cup 2016 winners, India, will fight for their fourth Kabaddi title with Korea today at 8 pm. With super Defensive wall and aggressive play, team India has remained unbeaten in this tournament. Will Korea be able to break the streak or will India be able to break the tight defence and speed of the  Koreans and enter the finals? 

    17:16 (IST)29 Jun 2018
    Ajay Thakur: Key Captain

    Ajay Thakur has proved what a captain needs to do in order to win a match. Thakur gave more opportunity to others in the last match, against Kenya, and was successful in his move.  Monu Goyat was able to get 10 raid points while Rishank Devadiga got 13 raid points for the team. Under Thakur's captaincy, India won by a huge margin of 50-15.  

    17:06 (IST)29 Jun 2018
    Predicted 7 for India

    India will lock horns with South Korea in Semi-Finals today at 8 pm. Till now coach Srinivas Reddy has been experimenting with his playing seven but today he might make his strongest players play. Players that might be in starting seven in today's game are Ajay Thakur (c), Rishank Devadiga, Monu Goyat, Surender Nada, Mohit Chillar, Sandeep Narwal. 

    India: Girish Maruti Ernak, Surender Nada, Mohit Chillar, Raju Lal Choudhary, Surjeet Narwal (PO), Pardeep Narwal, Rahul Chaudhari, Ajay Thakur, Rishank Devadiga, Monu Goyat, Rohit Kumar, Manjeet Chillar, Sandeep Narwal, Deepak Niwas Hooda, Maninder Singh, Sachin Tanwar
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