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India batter Argentina 74-20 in Kabaddi World Cup

IANS  |  Ahmedabad 

cruised to a comfortable 74-20 win over as the home raiders flexed their muscles to notch a World Cup record 54-point margin win at the TransStadia here on Saturday.

hardly broke sweat as Rahul Chaudhari and Ajay Thakur combined to score 25 raid points between them. Manjeet Chhillar and Surender attained a high five each to score 11 points to lead India's charge.

are second in group B with 16 points from three games whereas bottom-placed are yet to open their account after four games.

On Saturday, it was one way traffic as created a record of most tackles in a World Cup match.

made a swift start and led 3-0 after three minutes. Nahuel Villamayor opened Argentina's account in the second minute to trail 1-3.

Pardeep and Sandeep Narwal scored a point apiece as led 6-1 before Thakur made a successful raid in the fifth minute to help extend India's led to 9-3.

The hosts immediately inflicted an all out in the sixth minute to lead 12-3.

Thakur led the scoring charts for in the first half and scored 11 points.

Surjeet was a rock at the back for and achieved a high five in the first half as inflicted another all out in the 19th minute to lead 35-11.

were no match for and struggled to cope with India's superiority in all departments. Narwal scored five points for in the first half as led 36-13 at the break.

After the break, Thakur attained a super ten in the 22nd minute as led 38-13.

didn't relent at any point in the second half as they led 41-13 after 24 minutes.

An all out was again inflicted by the home boys in the 25th minute to take the lead to 45-13. Chaudhari came on as a substitute on the 26th minute to score his first point as led 47-15.

He scored two more points in the 28th minute to give 50-15 lead.

Just after Villamayor bagged seven points for in the 30th minute, did not lose any time to inflict another all out to extend their lead to 58-15.

With less than four minutes to go for the final hooter, inflicted another all out to lead 68-17.

Chaudhari scored 10 points in the second half alone as struggled to cope with him.

led 73-19 as Kiran Parmar scored with a two-point raid in the 40th minute to finally thrash the South American nation with a record margin.



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First Published: Sat, October 15 2016. 23:16 IST