India beats Thailand 33-23 in women's kabaddi

India had earlier crushed Japan 43—12 in its campaign opener on Sunday.

India's players celebrate after beating Thailand during the women's team Group A kabaddi match at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.   -  AFP

The Indian women’s kabaddi team registered its second win at the ongoing 2018 Asian Games, beating Thailand 33—23 here on Monday.

Led by raider Payel Chaudhari, the Indian eves rode on their attack to lead the first half 12—10.

They dominated the second half too with their raiders regularly breaching the opponent’s weak defence to finish 33—23.

India had earlier crushed Japan 43—12 in its campaign opener on Sunday.

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