Sangrur, November 6: India and Canada today continued their winning campaign by trouncing Australia and UK while Germany crushed Nepal in Pool ‘A’ matches of World Cup Kabaddi held here in War Heroes Stadium, crystallizing the semifinal position to some extent.
In the first match Germany trounced Nepal by 58-23. .Germany maintained its complete dominance as it was leading by 36-8 at the time of interval. In Germany the raiders namely Navroop Singh, Navdeep and Ranjit Bath scored 9, 6 and 6 points respectively whereas stopper Balkar Panjgarain made five stops.
In the 2nd match Australia tried to give India some fight but Indian team proved too experienced against Aussies as it comprehensively won the match by margin of 66-23 points. The host nation was leading by 30 – 14 by half time. Indian raiders namely Sukhhbir Sarawan and Sandip Dirba scored 10 points each while Gulzar Singh Moonak and Gaggi Kheerawali scored 8 and 7 points respectively. Indian stoppers namely Ekamjit Singh ( 8) , Nindi Benra ( 6) , Mangi and Bitu earned 4 points each. Australian Raiders namely Harpreet Soni and Gagandeep scored 4 points each while Jatinder Bitu made 2 stops.
In the 3rd and the hardest fought match Canada beats U.K by 42 – 34 points. The interesting feature of this match was that U.K was leading by 21-18 points but in the 2nd half more determined Canadian raiders as well as stoppers turned the table and won the contest. Canadian Raiders namely Gurpreet Singh Burj Hari and Jassa Sidhwan Dona scored and 11 points while stoppers Baljit Saidoke and Sandeep Gurdaspuria made 7 and 4 stops. U.K. raiders Manga Mithapuria and Jagjit Singh Jagga scored 13 and 10 points respectively while stopper Sandeep Nangal Ambian made 6 stops.
Earlier Mr.Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa Member Parliament, Cabinet Minister Mr. Parminder Singh Dhindsa and former Minister Mr. Gobind Singh Kanjla inaugurated the matches and encouraged the players to keep intact the sportsman spirit.