Asian Kabaddi Championship Highlights, Final: India beats Iran 42-32 to win eighth title

Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023: Catch the highlights from the final, where India beats Iran to lift the eighth title in Busan on Friday.

Updated : Jun 30, 2023 14:04 IST

India will take on Iran in the final of the Asian Kabaddi Championship.
India will take on Iran in the final of the Asian Kabaddi Championship. | Photo Credit: Screengrab (Korea Kabaddi Association/YouTube)

India will take on Iran in the final of the Asian Kabaddi Championship. | Photo Credit: Screengrab (Korea Kabaddi Association/YouTube)

Follow Sportstar’s Live Coverage of the Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023 final, where India beats Iran to lift the eighth title in Busan on Friday.

  • June 30, 2023 13:27
    Asian Kabaddi Championship Final: India vs Iran, match report

    Pawan Sehrawat helps India beat Iran to win gold in Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023 

    A super 10 from Pawan Sehrawat and valuable contributions from Aslam Inamdar and Arjun Deshwal helped India beat Iran 42-32 in the final of the Asian Kabaddi Championship in Busan on Friday.

  • June 30, 2023 13:09
    India’s campaign in Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023
    • Beat South Korea 76-13
    • Beat Chinese Taipei 53-20
    • Beat Japan 62-17
    • Beat Iran 33-28
    • Beat Hong Kong 64-20
    • Beat Iran in the final 42-32

  • June 30, 2023 12:55
    India reigns supreme in Asian Kabaddi Championship!
    • Winner - India - 1980 - Calcutta, India
    • Winner - India - 1988 - Jaipur, India
    • Winner - India - 2000 - Colombo, Sri Lanka
    • Winner - India - 2001 - Bangkok, Thailand
    • Winner - India - 2002 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • Winner - Iran - 2003 - Kangar, Malaysia
    • Winner - India - 2005 - Tehran, Iran
    • Winner - India - 2017 - Gorgan, Iran
    • Winner - India - 2023 - Busan, South Korea

  • June 30, 2023 12:50
    Points breakup - India in finals
    • Pawan Sehrawat - 13 points
    • Aslam Inamdar - 8 points
    • Arjun Deshwal - 5 points
    • Parvesh - 3 points
    • Surjeet - 3 points
    • Nitin Rawal - 2 points
    • Nitesh Kumar 2 points
    • All-Out - 6 points

  • June 30, 2023 12:47
    India-Iran rivalry, living up to its expectation!

    The final, and the contest that lived up to its hype. India and Iran’s rivalry will go down as one of the fiercest ones in the history of this sport. India dominated the tournament, winning every game with ease, while Iran’s both loss came against India.

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  • June 30, 2023 12:45
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    What a game, what a fight, what a thriller! India somehow managed to win by the margin of 10 points but it definitely does not reflect the fight which Iran showed in the final. Mohammadreza Chiyaneh Shadloui, you are a true superstarr! A true fighter and immense grit showed by the young Iranian. Pawan, Aslam and Arjun led the charge for India in the raid to accumulate 26 points in the offence.

  • June 30, 2023 12:40
    IND 42-32 IRN

    Pawan, who came in as a result of Chiyaneh’s mistake, goes in the raid and wastes time but Mohammadreza Kaboudrahangi comes out to give his point as the match comes to an end.

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  • June 30, 2023 12:39
    IND 41-32 IRN

    Chiyaneh goes in the raid with just 50 seconds on the clock as Aslam is the lone man standing for India in the mat, Chiyaneh loses his composure and starts arguing with Aslam instead of chanting kabaddi as a blunder costs him two points and India almost sealed their win with the escape.

  • June 30, 2023 12:36
    IND 39-32 IRN

    Chiyaneh goes in the raid and Nitin could not do anything but try for a tackle attempt but he could not stop the Iranian bull! India with only one man on the mat.

  • June 30, 2023 12:34
    IND 39-31 IRN

    A bonus for Aslam but all-out is very near for the seven-time champions.

  • June 30, 2023 12:33
    IND 38-31 IRN

    Chiyaneh in raid in front of Nitesh Nitin and Aslam. India super tackled him but Nitesh went out of bounds so the point has been awarded to Chiyaneh.

  • June 30, 2023 12:31
    IND 38-30 IRN

    Back-to-back points for the Iran raid and defence.

  • June 30, 2023 12:30
    IND 38-28 IRN

    Nitin Parvesh and Nitesh come together to tackle Chiyaneh.

  • June 30, 2023 12:29
    IND 37-28 IRN

    A bonus for Arjun.

  • June 30, 2023 12:28
    IND 36-28 IRN

    Nitin Rawal goes out of bounds as Chiyaneh gets one more in the raid.

  • June 30, 2023 12:27
    IND 36-27 IRN

    Pawan in the raid and he has been tackled once again. This is getting very close now.

  • June 30, 2023 12:25
    IND 36-26 IRN

    Chiyaneh has been tamed this time, he came way too deep and the chain from both corners surrounded him to give India a breather.

  • June 30, 2023 12:24
    IND 35-26 IRN

    Kaboudrahangi dashed Aslam out for another point in defence.

  • June 30, 2023 12:24
    IND 35-25 IRN

    Chiyaneh with another touchpoint in the raid and he seems unstoppable now.

  • June 30, 2023 12:22
    IND 35-24 IRN

    High on confidence, Iran tackles Indian captain Pawan now.

  • June 30, 2023 12:21
    IND 34-23 IRN

    What a raid!!! Chiyaneh with a SUPER RAID! He sweeps the Indian team to inflict an all-out on India. Five points in one raid! Game-changing moment of the match. Parvesh Aslam and Nitin Rawal fails to put a stop on Chiyaneh’s run.

  • June 30, 2023 12:19
    IND 34-18 IRN

    Chiyaneh is in beast mode! He gets multiple raid points this time. Mohit Goyat and Nitesh Kumar has to go out as India is only with three men on the mat now.

  • June 30, 2023 12:16
    IND 34-16 IRN

    A bonus for Aslam but a quick pursuit from Amir Mohammad cost Pawan’s point as he was close to the midline.

  • June 30, 2023 12:14
    IND 33-15 IRN

    Chiyaneh in the raid and a mistake from Surjeet as he goes for an early dash cost him his point.

  • June 30, 2023 12:13
    IND 33-14 IRN

    A point for India in defence followed by two points for Pawan in the raid to force a third all-out on Iran! Clinical performance by India.

  • June 30, 2023 12:12
    IND 28- 14 IRN

    Pawan goes in the raid in front of the two-man defence of Amir Ghorbani and Kaboudrahangi but he has been super tackled by the duo as Pawan misses to get his super 10!

  • June 30, 2023 12:11
    IND 28-12 IRN

    Surjeet with another dash to throw Alireza out.

  • June 30, 2023 12:10
    IND 27-12 IRN

    Amir Mohammad goes for an advance tackle on Aslam, who was way too quick to back on his side of the mat with a touchpoint.

  • June 30, 2023 12:09
    IND 26-12 IRN

    Chiyaneh goes in the raid, and gets a bonus but could not escape this time as Aslam picks his ankle which was followed by powerful dash from Parvesh.

  • June 30, 2023 12:07
    IND 25-11 IRN

    Pawan takes another point in the raid, this time Milad Jabbari has to go out.

  • June 30, 2023 12:06
    IND 24-11 IRN

    The second half is underway and Pawan goes in the raid, he takes a touchpoint and goes into the lobby, Iran protests for no touchpoint and both teams engaged in a verbal brawl. Pawan looks furious and after the referee’s intervention, the point has been awarded to India.

  • June 30, 2023 12:04
    Half Time IND 23-11 IRN

    India made a brilliant comeback to lead by 12 points at halftime after conceding an early lead.

  • June 30, 2023 12:03
    IND 23-11 IRN

    Chiyaneh! He gets the first point! Big fish Pawan Sehrawat goes out as Shadloui Chiyanhe tackles him with a leg hold.

  • June 30, 2023 12:02
    IND 23-10 IRN

    Substitution time as Heidarali Ekrami comes in as the last man. He goes in the raid and gets a bonus first but he has been taken down by Indian captain Pawan Sehrawat! India inflicts second all-out!

  • June 30, 2023 12:00
    IND 20-9 IRN

    Moein gets a bonus first but gives his touchpoint to Pawan in defence.

  • June 30, 2023 11:59
    IND 19-8 IRN

    Saeid Ghaffari has to go out as Pawan escapes his mistimed dash from right to left.

  • June 30, 2023 11:56
    IND 18-8 IRN

    Surjeet! You can’t escape Surjeet hefty blocks! Amir Mohammad has been thrown away from Surjeet when he came deep in the raid. A bonus for Amir, though.

  • June 30, 2023 11:55
    Green Card for Pawan Sehrawat

    Umpire warns Indian captain Pawan Sehrawat and gives him a green card.

  • June 30, 2023 11:55
    IND 17-7 IRN

    Arjun uses the lobby to escape a quick dash from Amir Ghorbani.

  • June 30, 2023 11:54
    IND 16-7 IRN

    Saeid goes deep in the raid and escapes the dash from Parvesh. He asks for a super raid with a bonus but only one touchpoint of Parvesh was given to him.

  • June 30, 2023 11:51
    IND 16-6 IRN

    Arjun Deshwal goes in the raid and he escapes a quick dash of Vahid before Chiyaneh picks up his left leg. SUPER RAID for India #22 Arjun as a bonus along with two touchpoints of Shadloui and Vahid was given.

  • June 30, 2023 11:50
    IND 13-6 IRN

    A mistake from Nitin Rawal gives his touchpoint to Amir Mohammad.

  • June 30, 2023 11:49
    IND 13-5 IRN

    Iran’s right corner, #4 Amir Ghorbani tackles Aslam Inamdar to give Iran another point in defence.

  • June 30, 2023 11:48
    IND 13-4 IRN

    Moien Shafaghi was dashed by Surjeet and the lead continues to grow larger.

  • June 30, 2023 11:46
    IND 12-4 IRN

    Pawan goes in the raid once again and picks up #6 Vahid this time.

  • June 30, 2023 11:44
    IND 11-4 IRN

    Pawan goes in raid in front of the two-man defence of Vahid and Milad but Indian captain comes back with both points to inflict first all out of the game! India in six points lead!

  • June 30, 2023 11:42
    IND 6-4 IRN

    Shadloui makes a mistake and Aslam picks him with a running hand touch to give India one more point.

  • June 30, 2023 11:42
    IND 5-4 IRN

    Shadloui in the raid and he takes a bonus.

  • June 30, 2023 11:41
    IND 5-3 IRN

    Pawan shows his speed on the mat and gets a touchpoint of right corner of Iran.

  • June 30, 2023 11:40
    IND 4-3 IRN

    Amir Mohammad goes in the raid and this time Nitesh Kumar pounces on time to get Amir’s leg. India in the lead for the first time in the game.

  • June 30, 2023 11:39
    IND 3-3 IRN

    The duo of Parvesh and Surjeet tackles Ghaffari with a beautiful chain tackle. Score three all.

  • June 30, 2023 11:38
    IND 2-3 IRN

    Aslam gets a bonus, and India reduces lead.

  • June 30, 2023 11:37
    IND 1-3 IRN

    Ghaffari gets a bonus to take Iran’s lead to two points, yet again.

  • June 30, 2023 11:36
    IND 1-2 IRN

    Aslam Inamdar goes in the raid and the nimble-footed Inamdar gets the touchpoint of Moein.

  • June 30, 2023 11:35
    IND 0-2 IRN

    Amir Mohammad gets a bonus.

  • June 30, 2023 11:34
    IND 0-1 IRN

    Ghaffari shines in the defence now as he dashes Pawan out! What a start by Iran in the final.

  • June 30, 2023 11:33
    IND 0-0 IRN

    Saeid Ghaffari comes in the first raid of the match and comes back safely with an empty raid.

  • June 30, 2023 11:32
    Toss Time

    Mohammadreza Chiyaneh Shadloui leads Iran vs Pawan Sehrawat’s India.

    India wins the toss and chose the court (left to right).

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  • June 30, 2023 11:30
    INDIA Starting Seven

    Pawan Sehrawat, Aslam Inamdar, Nitin Rawal, Parvesh Bhainswal, Surjeet, Arjun Deshwal, Nitesh Kumar

  • June 30, 2023 11:26
    Full Squad INDIA vs IRAN

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  • June 30, 2023 11:25
    Iran comes in the middle

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  • June 30, 2023 11:22
    Pawan Sehrawat’s leads Indian contingent

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  • June 30, 2023 11:20
    Here we go!
  • June 30, 2023 11:19
    Looks who’s here?

    Pro Kabaddi League star and Korean superstar Jang Kun Lee in the house!

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  • June 30, 2023 11:13
    Moments away from Live Action!

    Live action will start in a few minutes as both India and Iran are doing their warm-ups.

  • June 30, 2023 11:10
    Warm-up session underway

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  • June 30, 2023 11:07
    First visuals of India before final!

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  • June 30, 2023 11:05
    FULLTIME - KOR 95-16 HK

    Korea ends its campaign with a massive win over Hong Kong as it goes back without winning a single game.

  • June 30, 2023 10:50
    Stay tuned for IND vs IRN

    Moments away from the final clash

  • June 30, 2023 10:43
    HALFTIME - HK 5-48 KOR

    Korea leads by 43 points at halftime and we are just one half away from India vs Iran final

  • June 30, 2023 10:26
    HK 2-35 KOR

    Miserable tournament for the weakest team in the tournament, Hong Kong as Korea is not giving any chance to the men in red.

  • June 30, 2023 10:16
    Super raid for Korea

    Korea #1 Byeon Min Soo takes a four-point raid!

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  • June 30, 2023 10:15
    HK 0-12 KOR

    A strong start for the home team Korea as it looks for its first win in the tournament. 12 points lead in the first five minutes of the match.

  • June 30, 2023 10:08
    Korea Squad

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  • June 30, 2023 10:08
    Hong Kong Squad

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  • June 30, 2023 10:07
    Time for the last league rescheduled fixture b/w Korea and Hong Kong

    The June 29 fixture between Korea and Hong Kong was postponed to today and both teams will play the rescheduled match now before the highly anticipated final.

  • June 30, 2023 09:59
    Road to final
  • June 30, 2023 09:50
    India vs iran Preview

    After three days of action at the Asian Kabaddi Championships in Busan, it is evident that India and Iran are a cut above the rest in terms of competitive experience and skill, making their first clash in the tournament a highly anticipated one.

    Pawan Sehrawat’s India will take on Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh’s Iran on Friday in a fight for much awaited international medal in the sport.


    Check out the full preview here -

    Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023 final: India takes on Iran in summit clash

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  • June 30, 2023 09:16
    The final is all set!

    India with five out of five wins and Iran with four out of five wins have qualified for the final of the Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023 happening at the Dong-Eui Institute of Technology, Seok Dang Culture Bldg in Busan, South Korea.

  • June 30, 2023 09:04
    FT IRN 70-13 JPN

    This is it, another clinical performance by Iran, without their regular players like Mohammadreza Chiyaneh. The win seals their spot in the final where it will meet India.

  • June 30, 2023 08:36
    HT IRN 35-6 JPN

    Iran is almost through to the finals as they lead with a comfortable margin of 29 points at halftime.

  • June 30, 2023 08:23
    Asian Kabaddi Championship: Japan Squad

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  • June 30, 2023 08:23
    Asian Kabaddi Championship: Iran Squad

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  • June 30, 2023 08:16
    IRN 16-2 JPN

    An early lead for Iran here as the 2003 AKC winners lead 16-2 with more than 11 mins on the clock.

  • June 30, 2023 08:12

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  • June 30, 2023 08:05
    IRN vs JPN

    All set for Iran vs Japan now. A crucial game for both the teams.

  • June 30, 2023 07:56
    FT - IND 64-20 HK

    UPDATE: India thrash Hong Kong 64-20 in its last group fixture to continue its unbeaten streak. Iran is up against Japan, and a win will confirm its qualification in the final.

  • June 30, 2023 07:51
    Asian Kabaddi Championship tournament history

    Winner - India - 1980 - Calcutta, India

    Winner - India - 1988 - Jaipur, India

    Winner - India - 2000 - Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Winner - India - 2001 - Bangkok, Thailand

    Winner - India - 2002 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Winner - Iran - 2003 - Kangar, Malaysia

    Winner - India - 2005 - Tehran, Iran

    Winner - India - 2017 - Gorgan, Iran

  • June 30, 2023 07:34
    Follow points-by-points commentary of India vs Hong Kong

    Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023 talking points: India beats Iran to win gold; Pawan Sehrawat shines for India

    Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023- Catch the live updates from day 4 in Busan, where India will feature in the final.

  • June 30, 2023 07:31
    Today’s schedule
    • Korea vs Hong Kong (Rescheduled)

    • India vs Hong Kong
    • Japan vs Iran

    • Final
  • June 30, 2023 07:27
    Points table after end of day 3
  • June 30, 2023 07:19
    India’s campaign so far
    • India beat South Korea 76-13
    • India beat Chinese Taipei 53-20
    • India beat Japan 62-17
    • India beat Iran 33-28

  • June 30, 2023 07:14

    Where to watch Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023 live in India?

    Live streaming of the Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023 will be available on the tournament’s official Youtube channel in India. There will be no live telecast of the event on any TV channel in India.

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