Three-time silver medalists of Asian Games Bangladesh Men's Kabaddi team suffered 18-55 point defeat to India in their 2nd Group A match of the 19th Asian Games Kabaddi at the Xiaoshan Guali Sports Center in Hangzhou on Tuesday, reports UNB.
India dominated the first half by 24-9 points.
Stronger India created strong pressure over Bangladesh in the entire match to earn the convincing victory, featuring four creditable lonas (all out).
Despite the day's humiliating defeat, the Indian coach of Bangladesh team Ramesh Reddy wants to give more time to his players and still hopeful to qualify for the semifinal by winning remaining two group matches.
Bangladesh men's team, which was placed in five-team Group A with India, Chinese Taipei, Japan and Thailand, will play Chinese Taipei today (Wednesday) at 7:30 am and Thailand tomorrow (Thursday) at 1 pm in the remaining group matches.
Top two teams of the group will play in the semifinal on October 06 while the final match will be held on October 07 at 2 pm.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh Women's Kabaddi team, which virtually spoiled a golden opportunity to win a bronze medal losing to Nepal by 24-37 point in the first match last Monday, will play holders Iran tomorrow (Wednesday) to decide their fate.
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