India and Canada continue their winning momentum in WC Kabaddi

Sangrur (Pb): India and Canada on Sunday continued their winning campaign by trouncing Australia and UK while Germany crushed Nepal in Pool `A` matches of World Cup Kabaddi held in War Heroes Stadium.

In the first match, Germany trounced Nepal 58-23. Germany maintained its complete dominance as they lead by 36-8 at the half-time. German raiders Navroop Singh, Navdeep and Ranjit Bath scored 9, 6 and 6 points respectively whereas stopper Balkar Panjgarain made five stops.

In the second match, Australia tried to give India some fight but Indian team proved too experienced against the Aussies as it comprehensively won the match by margin of 66-23 points.

The hosts were leading 30-14 at half-time. Indian raiders Sukhhbir Sarawan and Sandip Dirba scored 10 points each while Gulzar Singh Moonak and Gaggi Kheerawali scored 8 and 7 points respectively.

Indian stoppers Ekamjit Singh (8), Nindi Benra (6), Mangi and Bitu earned four points each while Australian raiders Harpreet Soni and Gagandeep scored four points each while Jatinder Bitu made two stops.

In another hard-fought match, Canada beat U.K by 42-34.

UK was leading by 21-18 points but in the 2nd half more determined Canadian raiders as well as stoppers turned the table and won the contest.


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