Sepak Takraw: India beats Nepal 2-0 in men’s regu

India, comprising Rupesh Sunar, Dipesh Jung Thapa, Govinda Magar, Sanjeet Dhimal and Rabin Bhattarai, beat Nepal 21-5, 21-15 in the Group B match.

India had lost to Korea and Malaysia before beating China 2-1 in earlier preliminary matches.   -  AFP

Already out of reckoning, Indian men ended their campaign on a positive note, beating Nepal 2-0 in the last group B regu match of sepak takraw competition at the 18th Asian Games on Monday.

India, comprising Rupesh Sunar, Dipesh Jung Thapa, Govinda Magar, Sanjeet Dhimal and Rabin Bhattarai, beat Nepal 21-5, 21-15 in the Group B match.

India had lost to Korea and Malaysia before beating China 2-1 in earlier preliminary matches.

Last week, Indian men’s regu team had won a historic bronze medal in the Asian Games after losing in the semifinals.

Sepak takraw is a volleyball-style sport in which players use their feet, head, knees and chest to hit the ball across the net. They are not allowed to use their hands.

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