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Kabaddi WC 2016: Bangladesh crush Australia by record margin

ANI  |  Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India] 

produced a terrific performance as they thrashed by a record margin 80-8 in their league tie of the ongoing World Cup at the TransStadia Arena here last evening.

The victory margin of 72 points was the biggest at the 2016 World Cup.

Aruduzzaman Munshi scored 17 points for whereas Sabuj Mia scored nine tackle points. suffered the ignominy of being the first team to not reach double figures in the World Cup.

still have an outside chance to make it to the semi-finals but will have to rely on to upset in their next match. Australia's World Cup journey ended on a low as they put on a disappointing performance.

made a solid start as they led 6-0 after three minutes and were staring at an all out. duly inflicted an all out in the next minute to lead 9-0. Australia's raiders struggled to get a foot in the game. Aruduzzaman Munshi scored four raid points for in the first 10 minutes.

It took nine minutes to open their account as their defence made a tackle to trail 1-14. were cruising to a comfortable win as they led 16-1 after 10 minutes. suffered the second all out of the match in the 12th minute to trail 21-1. Neither Australia's attack nor their defence could cope with Bangladesh's intensity and crumble under pressure.

Not a single raider could score a point for in 15 minutes as they trailed 1-25. Zia-ur-Rahman scored five points in the first half for earned their second point - a technical point --in the 18th minute but inflicted another all out in the 19th minute to lead 32-2. suffered further humiliation as made a super raid in the 20th minute to lead 36-2 at the end of the first half.

scored two points at the start of the second half as two defenders went off the court while making a tackle. inflicted another all out in the 24th minute to lead 43-4. were yet to make a successful raid after 25 minutes as it was turning out to be the most one-sided match of the 2016 World Cup. In the 28th minute, inflicted another all out to lead 53-4.

finally managed to get their first raid point in the 28th minute as Nicholas Cunningham scored as they trailed 5-56. Sabuj Mia achieved a high five for as they continued to dominate and led 60-6 in the 32nd minute. A sixth all out was inflicted by in the 34th minute to lead 67-6.

Nothing went right for as continued to increase their point tally and led 69-6 with less than five minutes left on the clock. inflicted the seventh all out of the match to lead 75-7. scored 42 raid points and 18 tackle points to record a massive 80-8 win.

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First Published: Tue, October 18 2016. 09:14 IST