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 Raid Analysis
Players Who Spent Time On And Away From The Field
|Best Field Time||Surender Nada||Meraj Sheykh|
|Worst Field Time||Manjeet Chhillar||Farhad Milaghardan|
Most Valuable Players Of The Match
|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.