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India beat Iran to be crowned world champs

India beat Iran 38-29 to win the Kabaddi World Cup for the third straight time in a humdinger of a contest.

India beat Iran to be crowned world champs
Action during the India vs Iran Kabaddi World Cup final at Ahmedabad


Sandeep Narwal brought the first raid points for the hosts in the second minute. Iran got back into the match almost immediately when their skipper Meraj Sheykh reviewed a touch on Anup Kumar.

India came back on level terms when Ajay Thakur made a strong raid to make it 3-3. India then upped the ante with lovely defensive work to deny Iran with a successful raid at 5-5. 

It was no looking back for the visitors as they dominated the first half completely and Iran led 1813 at the break. 

It was a different scenario post the break and Ajay Thakur sizzled as India got the difference down to one at 19-20. Iran’s final raid failed and India ran away with the match at 38-29.

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