Ahmedabad, Oct 18: India thrashed an inexperienced England side by 69-18 to storm into semi-finals of 2016 Kabaddi World Cup at the TransStadia here on Tuesday (Oct 18).
The defending champions, India, continued their domination in the ongoing sporting extravaganza to register fourth win in a row and became second team in Pool B after Republic of Korea to qualify into semis.
However, it is still not clear which team will face Team India into the semi-finals because there is stiff competition in between Japan, Thailand and Kenya. The winners of Wednesday's games will qaulify into semi-finals and face India in the knock-out stage.
Congratulations to the Indian Kabaddi team for qualifying for the semi-finals in the Kabaddi World Cup.— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) October 18, 2016
Anup Kumar and Co. started firing for India from the first half of the match and continued their domination over English raiders and defenders in the second half too.
Ajay Thakur and Pardeep Narwal were star raiders for India as the two completed their super 10 in the first half itself.
However, in the second half it was Rahul Chaudhari who stole the show and scored quick five points. Indian defenders who were almost invincible against English raiders in the first half but gave some easy points in the second half.
Earlier, Kenya kept their hopes alive of a semi-final berth after registering a thumping 74-19 win over the US in their last league tie.