India will face rising Asian power Iran in the summit clash of the tournament on Saturday.
The onus, as usual, fell on raiders Ajay Thakur and Pardeep Narwal who worked smartly to enter double figures yet again. While the teenager scored a match high of 14 points, Thakur claimed 11 to take him to the joint second-spot in the leaderboard for most number of points won during raids.
As the final scoreline suggests, the game was entirely one-sided, with the Thai team picking up their first point only in the fourth minute, with India already boasting five points on the board at the time. While Thailand is the youngest team in the tournament, India was always the favourite.
The hosts also took the opportunity to test their bench strength. They used up the allotted five substitutions to bring on the likes of Nitin Tomar, Rahul Chaudhari and even local lad Kiran Parmar.In the earlier semi-final, Iran edged past an unbeaten Korean team 28-22 to book their place in the final. As such, it will be the third time in a row that India and Iran will play for the World Cup title.
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||Manjeet Chhillar||Khomsan Thongkham|
|Worst Field Time||Mohit Chhillar||Peeradach Jantajam|
Most Valuable Players Of The Match
|Raider of the Match||Pardeep Narwal||India|
|Inspiring Defender of the Match||Surjeet||India|
|Marathon Man on the Mat||Manjeet Chhillar||India|
|Moment of the Match||Anup Kumar||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.