Indian women lose to Chinese Taipei in basketball

This was India’s second defeat in the group stage, having earlier lost to Kazakhstan 61—79.

India's Rajapriyadharshini Rajaganapathi (R) tries to block a shot from Taiwan's Bao Hsile (R) in the women's basketball preliminary Group A game between Taiwan and India at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 19, 2018.   -  AFP

The Indian women’s basketball team had a disappointing outing as it lost 61-84 to Chinese Taipei at the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday.

This was India’s second defeat in the group stage, having earlier lost to Kazakhstan 61—79.

In the Group A match, India trailed 28-33 at half-time. Its encouraging show in the first half, however, came to nought as Chinese Taipei raced away with the game in the second half.

At the end of the third quarter, the wheels came off India's challenge as Chinese Taipei opened up a massive 64-45 lead.

The Chinese Taipei women continued their dominance in the final quarter with India left to play catch up.

India next plays Unified Korea on Monday and then take on host Indonesia on Aug 23.