India vs Iran Kabaddi World Cup 2016 Final: India staged a heroic comeback in the second half to beat Iran (38-29).



India beat Iran 38-29 to win 2016 Kabaddi World Cup Ajay Thakur was the star performer claiming 12 points in the final. Iran fought valiantly and surprised everybody taking the lead going in to first half break at 18-13, but Thakur changed the momentum in the second half. Nitin Tomar put in a memorable performance and India’s fantastic defence ensured an Indian win.

India boasts the flamboyant cover-pair of Mohit Chhillar and Surender Nada during – the latter also has 20 successful tackles to his name.

Abozar Mighani has been colossal in his favoured right corner position. He shares a strong combination with the right-in defender Farhad Milaghardan, while Soleiman Pahlevani announced his credentials early on in the tournament as a centre defender.

One positive the Iran defence has over the Indians is that Iran has been much more successful in not allowing easy bonus points when compared to the hosts.

The second half changed the order of events in the final, attended by a capacity crowd, with India coming from six points down to create an eight points margin for themselves before running away with things.

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
India 6 13 30 38 38
Iran 7 18 24 29 29

Point tracker

Point Summary

Raid Strategies

Tackle Strategies

India Raid Analysis

Iran Raid Analysis

Players Who Spent Time On And Away From The Field

Time (min) India Iran
Best Field Time Surender Nada Meraj Sheykh
Worst Field Time Manjeet Chhillar Farhad Milaghardan

Most Valuable Players Of The Match

Awards Player Team
Raider of the Match Ajay Thakur India
Inspiring Defender of the Match Surjeet India
Marathon Man on the Mat Surender Nada India
Moment of the Match Surjeet India

*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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