Poland stumbles over Japan’s tactical moves (33-22).



Japan recorded their second consecutive win in the 13th match of Kabaddi World Cup 2016. Japan put up a brilliant show against Poland to win by a margin of 11 points at The Arena by TransStadia in Ahmedabad. The final scores read (33-22). Japan took an early 2-point lead by the 5th minute, but Jan Baranowicz got the crowd on their feet when he conjured up 9 points from his raid to reduce the margin. Kazuhiro Takano completed the all out in the 16th minute when he got the remaining players out, this giving his side a 16-7 lead. The win was achieved as a result of good teamwork. This came despite their skipper Masayuki Shimokawa failing to score till the 15th minute. But all that was compensated by the team defence and consistent raider performance by Kazuhiro Takano. With everything going well for them Japan dismissed Poland for the first time in the 16th minute to surge ahead 17-7. The teams went off for the breather with the winners leading by a not too big margin (33-22).

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
Japan 6 19 27 33 33
Poland 3 10 15 22 22

Point tracker

Point Summary

Raid Strategies

Tackle Strategies

Japan Raid Analysis

Poland Raid Analysis

Players Who Spent Time On And Away From The Field

Time (min) Japan Poland
Best Field Time Kazuhiro Takano Jan Baranowicz
Worst Field Time Shingo Saito Piotr Karnowicz

Most Valuable Players Of The Match

Awards Player Team
Raider of the Match Jan Baranowicz Poland
Inspiring Defender of the Match Tetsuro Abe Japan
Marathon Man on the Mat Etsuki Manita Japan
Moment of the Match Masayuki Shimokawa Japan

*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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