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Asian Games 2018 Day 2 Analysis - Handball results

15th Asian Games Doha 2006 - Handball: Kuwait v Qatar
Qatar looking to defend their Gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games
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Modified 13 Aug 2018, 21:03 IST
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The Handball events started today at the 2018 Asian Games at the POPKI Sport Hall, Jakarta. There are 15 nations competing in the Men's sections divided into 4 groups.

Group A: Qatar (seeded 1), Iran (4) and Malaysia.

Group B: South Korea (2), Japan (9) and Pakistan.

Group C: Indonesia, Saudi Arabia (7) and Hong Kong.

Group D: Bahrain (3), Chinese Taipei (8), India and Iraq

The action started off today with Chinese Taipei getting the better of India 38-28 (Half time score 19-13). Top goal scorers were Chiu Yifan (TPE) and Harender Singh (IND), with 8 goals each.

The Taipei players were extremely quick and ran riot with counter attacks, which resulted in 5 breakaway goals. Even though India had a higher shot efficiency of 66% compared to Taipei's 60%, they eventually had to give way to the pacy Taipei lads.

The second match of the day was between Bahrain and Iraq. The latter sprung a surprise by taking a lead of 16-12 during the half. Eventually Bahrain had to bring in all their experience to turn the tide and won the game 30-24. Top goal scorers were Alsayyad Husain (BRN), Alsamahiji Hasan (BRN) and Naser Badalerden (IRQ) with 5 goals each.

The third match was a completely one sided affair with the top seed Qatar brushing off the Malaysians with a deadly scoreline of 64-11 (Half time score 33-7). Top goal scorer was Zouaoui Anis (QAT), with 8 goals.

The fourth match saw the South Koreans defeating the Pakistan team by 47-16 (Half time score 26-4). Top goal scorers were Hwang Doyeop (KOR), with 11 goals, and Asim Saeed Asim (PAK), with 6 goals.

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The final match of the day saw Hong Kong defeating the hosts Indonesia with a score line of 40-17 (Half time score 19-6). Top goal scorers were Chan Ka Him (HKG), with 9 goals and Rafael Tolong Victorius (INA), with 5 goals.

League Table Standings after Day 1 action

Group A: Qatar 2 points, Malaysia 0 and Iran.

Group B: Korea 2 points, Pakistan 0 and Japan.

Group C: Hong Kong 2 points, Indonesia 0 and Saudi Arabia.

Group D: Chinese Taipei 2 points, Bahrain 2, Iraq 0 and India 0.

Published 13 Aug 2018, 21:03 IST
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