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Indian Railways, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Maharashtra today entered semi-finals of the 64th Senior National Women Kabaddi Championship here. Star-studded Indian Railways moved into semi-final defeating Punjab by 45-30 in the championship being played at the Patliputra Sports Complex. In the first quarter final match of the day, Indian Railways took lead 18-13 at the half time. Randeep Kaur worked hard for Punjab team scoring 22 points but it proved not enough. Finally, Railways beat Punjab 45-30. Railways bagged 8 bonus and 6 lona points while Punjab earned 10 bonus points and 2 lona. In the second match, Andhra Pradesh defeated Uttar Pradesh by 27-20.
At the Half time score was 9-8. Uttar Pradesh earned 11 bonus points while Andhra Pradesh bagged 4 bonus points and 2 lona. In other two matches, Haryana beat Himachal Pradesh by 32-24. In a closely-fought match, Himachal Pradesh took lead 15-14 but failed to maintain it in the second half. Haryana girls came from behind to snatch lead with 5 bonus and 4 lona points finished with 32-24 points. In the fourth match, Maharashtra pipped Chandigarh 36-19 in a one-sided match taking 13-9 lead at the half time.
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