Heartbreak for India, lose to South Korea by 2 points.

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Korea led by the omnipresent Jang Kun Lee beat India 34-32 in the Kabaddi World Cup 2016 at The Arena by TransStadia, Ahmedabad. This was the first win which gave them 5 points.

The first half swung like a pendulum as neither team let the other run away with the match. The Korea team took an early 2-point lead and then a super raid by Anup Kumar gave them a lead. India continued their lead till 30th minute after a few give away points.
However, Jang Kun Lee won a super raid for the Korea and reduced their deficit to just 2 points in the 34th minute. Anup Kumar and Manjeet Chillar with 9 and five points were unable to get a win for India.  It was a good performance both in attack and defence by the winners.
Jang Kun Lee and Young Chang Ko with ten and five points including a bonus were the architects of Korea’s win. Ahmedabad shone in defence for the Koreans.

Quarter Time View

We have divided 40 minutes of play time into 4 to look at which quarter belonged to whom.

Time (min) 0-10 10-20 20-30 30-40 Final Score
Korea 9 13 17 32 34
India 12 18 23 32 32

Point tracker

Point Summary

Raid Strategies

Tackle Strategies

Korea Raid Analysis

India Raid Analysis

Players Who Spent Time On And Away From The Field

Time (min) Korea India
Best Field Time Mohit Chhillar Young Chang Ko
Worst Field Time Surjeet Seong Ryeol Kim

Most Valuable Players Of The Match

Awards Player Team
Raider of the Match Jang Kun Lee South Korea
Inspiring Defender of the Match Manjeet Chhillar India
Marathon Man on the Mat Mohit Chhillar India
Moment of the Match Dong Ju Hong South Korea

*Raider of the Match=Player who scored the maximum raid points,
Inspiring Defender of the Match= Player who scored the maximum tackle points,
Marathon Man on the Mat= Player who has spent the maximum time on the mat.


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