India won their second game in a row with a comprehensive win against Bangladesh by a score of 57-20. Ajay Thakur(11) and Pradeep Narwal (8) were the stars of the game for the Indians with the latter earning touch points in 5 consecutive raids.
Arduzzaman Munshi of Bangladesh got the hosts under way with an empty raid. India got off to a bad start when Anup Kumar was tackled by Ferdous Sheikh earning the Bangladesh side the first point of the game.
Bangladesh, however, were in no mood to give up as Ferdous Sheikh won them two consecutive tackle points on Deepak Hooda and Anup Kumar respectively.
With the score at 6-4, Pardeep Narwal went on a rampage getting a hat-trick of successful raids sending Ferdous Sheikh, Zakir Hossain and Sabuj Mia back to the bench in a couple of minutes. Put together with Surjeet's tackle on Al Mamun India completed the all-out and took a commanding lead of 13-4.
Bangladesh started again strongly with Arduzzaman Munshi touching Sandeep Narwal sending the latter packing and bringing an end to a 9-0 Indian run.
Pardeep Narwal started where he had left off earning a touch point on Sabuj Mia. Dharmaraj Cheralathan made his first contribution
Ajay Thakur joins the action
Ajay Thakur, who was excellent in the game against Australia, got his first point of the game after touching
Sulieman Kabir's successful raid was quickly followed by Ajay Thakur returning the favour. Ajay Thakur to the game by the scruff of the neck and sent both Sabuj Mia and Zakir Hossain to the bench.
Being the last man standing, Sulieman Kabir tried to take on Manjeet Chhillar but found his opponent ready for the challenge. Even though there was an all-out, Kabir was able to earn his team a bonus point with the scoreboard reading 24-9.
Ajay Thakur, taking a page out of Narwal's book, scored another touch point before Anup was tackled out of the game. At
As the second half started, the crowd were surprised to see Ajay Thakur return without a point. Arduzzaman Munshi's touch on Manjeet Chhillar meant nothing as Ajay Thakur levelled it out touching Sabuj Mia out of the match.
Ajay Thakur took the score to 29-12 after a touch on
Ajay Thakur and Pradeep Narwal force another all-out
Ajay Thakur and Pardeep Narwal both scored points eliminating Sabuj Mia and Arduzzaman Munshi to bring Bangladesh closer to a third all-out, which was enforced in the next raid when Ruhul Amin was tackled by Surender Nada.
A bonus point made sure India reached 40 points for
Following Deepak Hooda's touch on Ruhul Amin and Surender Nada tackle on Jahangir Alam, India's score was just one short of 50, that they reached when Tuhin Tarafder was tackled by Ajay Thakur to inflict another all-out on the Bangladeshis.
Nitin Tomar's touch on Ruhul Amin made sure India equalled their highest score of the tournament and Surender Nada's tackle on Zakir Hossain took them a point further with the scoreboard reading 55-18.
The last two minuted of the game were played out without any real pace as the difference in class was quite evident. The final score read 57-20 as India turned their attention to the next game against Argentina on Saturday.
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