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Thailand crush US in Kabaddi World Cup

 Agencies |  2016-10-17 23:26:49.0  |  Ahmedabad

A dominant first half performance saw Thailand register an easy 69-22 victory over US in the ongoing Kabaddi World Cup here on Sunday.

Thailand are on course to make the semi-finals and are now second in Group B with 15 points from four matches while US remains winless with no points after four games.

Skipper Khomsan Thongkham scored 14 points as Thailand raiders put on a spectacular show at the TransStadia Arena here.  US was abysmal in the first half and scored just three points but they bounced back and performed credibly in the second half.

Thailand’s raiders scored three points in the first three minutes to lead 3-1. US captain Troy Bacon scored with a raid in the fourth to bring it down 2-3. 

But it was all Thailand after the fourth minute as they went on a rampage. In the next six minutes, they scored 10 points and inflicted an all out to lead 17-2. Thongkham led their charge and scored eight points in the first half as Thailand completely dominated the proceedings. Chanwit Wichian scored 12 points for Thailand and was a thorn in the US side for the entire match.

It was in the 14th minute that US managed to score their third point and were looking completely out of sorts. 

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