Kabaddi Masters: India thumps Kenya

Iran whipped Argentina to record a second victory in as many matches.

Iran's Emad Sedaghatnia (black jersey) executes a successful raid against Argentina in the Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018 on Saturday.   -  special arrangement

India recorded a facile 48-19 victory over Kenya in the Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018, at Al Wasl Sports Club here on Saturday. India, the favourite, has won both its group matches thus far, while Kenya slipped in its opening fixture.

Kenya threatened briefly, when in the first half, it had a chance to inflict an all-out. A couple of good raids from Rishank Devadiga, however, muscled India out of harm’s way.

India then recorded an all-out, which gave the side a 24-9 lead. By half-time, with India up 27-9, the game was all but over.

Monu Goyat brought the crowd to its feet with a spectacular raid after the restart. Goyat, who was initially pinned down by a group of defenders, managed to squeeze his foot past the mid-line. The Services player took out an impressive four Kenyans in that one play.

Earlier, Iran whipped Argentina 54-24 to record a second victory in as many matches. Iran’s dominance was exemplified by a stunning back body drop laid on Argentina's Nahuel Lopez by Iran defender M.S. Chianeh.

The results:

Iran bt Argentina 54-24; India bt Kenya 48-19.