Asian Games: Indian men thrash Thailand 66-27 in Kabaddi

Incheon: Six-time champions India notched up their second successive win in the men's Kabaddi competition after thrashing Thailand 66-27 in a Group A preliminary-round match at the 17th Asian Games, here today.

The Indian men's team, which has won all five world cups played till now, dished out another dominating show to teach the Thai players a lesson or two in Kabaddi as they surged 29-15 ahead at the break and wrapped up the match after pocketing the second half 37-12.

The Indian team registered five bonus points in each half, beside adding two and six lona points in the two halves respectively, while Thailand could manage just two bonus points at each half.

India had defeated Bangladesh 30-15 yesterday to start their campaign on a positive note in Pool A, which also consists of Pakistan, runners-up at the 1998 and 2006 Games, apart from Thailand. India will take on Pakistan tomorrow in their last league match.

The Indian women's team, which also started their campaign on a winning note beating Bangladesh yesterday, will play against Korea tomorrow in their second and final Pool A tie.

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