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Kabaddi WC 2016:India trounce England to reach semi-finals

ANI  |  Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India] 

booked their place in the semi-finals of the ongoing World Cup with a thumping 69-18 victory over in their group clash at TransStadia Arena here last evening.

Pardeep Narwal scored 13 points while Thakur scored 11 pointsas made full use of their squad depth to notch a comfortable win and ended their group campaign on a high.

After suffering a shock defeat in their opening match against Republic of Korea, bounced back in style and finished the group matches with a whopping score difference of 174.

England, on the other hand, can take a lot of heart from their performances as they finished fourth in Group B with 10 points.

made a bright start as Someshwar Kalia scored two points in the first minute to lead 2-1. Sandeep Narwal scored with a super raid in the third minute as led 5-2.

Thakur scored with a two-point raid in the fifth minute as led 8-3 and reduced to just two men. inflicted the first all out of the match in the sixth minute to lead 12-3. India's star raider Pardeep Narwal scored his first points in the seventh minute to give 14-3 lead. Keshav Gupta scored with a two-point read in the 10th minute as trailed 5-17.

Sandeep Narwal was in great raiding form as he scored six points in 13 minutes. inflicted second all out in the 13th minute to lead 24-5. defence let them down as they failed to score a single point in the first 15 minutes. inflicted another all out in the 16th minute as took a commanding 33-5 lead. Such was India's dominance that they went on a 20-0 run in eight minutes to lead 37-5 after 18 minutes. Pardeep Narwal attained a super 10 in the first half whereas Surjeet got a high five as totally outclassed inflicted fourth all out in the 20th minute to lead 45-6 at the end of the first half.

brought on five substitutes in the second half, including Rahul Chaudhari, to make use of their squad. Nitin Tomar scored two points in the 23rd minute as led 49-7. were still looking for their first tackle point and their star raider Tope Adewalure struggled to get raid points. inflicted another all out in the 28th minute to lead 57-8. Adewalure scored his first raid point in the 30th minute as trailed 9-58.

took their foot off the gas in the second half but it was still a lot for to handle. Adewalure scored his second point and became the first man to score 50 points in the 2016 World Cup. With less than five minutes to go, led 64-14 as Rahul Chaudhari scored his third point of the match. cruised in the last few minutes as they led 65-15 after 38 minutes. Thakur attained a super 10 in the 39th minute as won 69-18.

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First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 09:54 IST