India down Pakistan in kabaddi
India's men and women kabaddi teams maintained their unbeaten run with comfortable victories over their Pakistani rivals to storm into the semifnals of the 12th South Asian Games here on Saturday.
The Indian men's team thrashed Bangladesh 30-17 in the morning session before scrapping past Pakistan in the eveing with a 9-8 result at the R G Baruah Sports Complex. The home team topped the league table with an unbeaten record.
In the women's section, India toyed with their Pakistani opponents to emerge an easy 56-23 victors before thrashing Bangladesh 43-11 in their last league match to top the group with a clean slate.
India are the defending champions in both men's and women's kabaddi in the Games.
The men's clash between India and Pakistan, who had won silver in the last edition in Dhaka, was a dull affair, much to the disappointment of the crowd that turned up in large numbers.