World champions India romped to another comfortable victory at the Kabaddi Masters in Dubai as they beat Kenya 50-15 on Tuesday.
Led by their star raiders Rahul Chaudhari and Pardeep Narwal, India gave a torrid time to the Kenyan defence in the first half. Chaudhari scored eight points, whereas Pardeep Narwal chipped in with nine.
India are already through to the semi-finals where they will play the Republic of Korea. Kenya, on the other hand, ended their campaign without a win and endured a miserable might. Victor Obiero was the lone spark for the Africans.
Pardeep Narwal opened India’s account in the first minute with a bonus point. India took a 5-0 lead after four minutes as Kenya struggled to get a foot in the match. India’s defence proved too strong for the Kenyans as the score quickly became 11-0 as India inflicted an all out.
Kenya opened their account with a raid point in the sixth minute. Their defence scored their first tackle point in the eighth minute as they sent Pardeep Narwal to the bench.
Rahul Chaudhari scored two raid points in quick succession as India led 18-4 after 13 minutes. India inflicted another all out in the 16th minute to stretch their lead to 24-4. Rahul Chaudhari got another two points as India were steaming ahead in the match before the break.
Obiero Victor then made a successful raid as Kenya trailed 5-27. Pardeep Narwal and Rahul Chaudhari led India to a commanding 24-point lead at the end of the first half. Kenya scored just two tackle and two raid points in the first half.
Rahul Chaudhari scored another two-point raid in the 24th minute as India inflicted another all out to lead 36-5. Kenya got their first point of the second half in the 27th minute.
Victor Obiero came up with a super raid in the 33rd minute as Kenya trailed 13-43. India took their foot off the pedal a bit in the second half yet were too strong for Kenya.
Compared to the first half, India scored just 17 points in the second half. Kenya performed much better in the second half but it wasn’t enough. Surjeet came up with a super raid in the dying seconds of the match as India won 50-15.