Kabaddi World Cup 2016: Thailand crush Poland 65-25 and cause a massive upset
Thailand produced a terrific performance to beat Poland and cause an upset.
In a match in the 2016 World Cup tournament being played in Ahmedabad in Group B, Thailand crushed Poland with a massive score of 65-25.
Thailand began its domination right from the start and it never allowed their attempts to slacken at any moment. Khunakon Chanjaoroen was the star man for Thailand and scored an impressive 15 points. Thailand’s defence and attack performed brilliantly and didn’t allow Poland to get into the game. Thailand skipper Thongkham played a crucial role and scored nine points in his team’s impressive display.
An interesting aspect of the match was Thailand were able to all-out Poland on five occasions whereas Poland could do this only once.
For Thailand, it was good that both its raider and defence units worked very well and scored points at will whereas for Poland both its raider and defence units were mostly unsuccessful.
Thailand's win could be considered remarkable in view of the fact that it had lost yesterday to Iran.
The Thai team not only overcame yesterday's defeat but played very well to defeat Poland in all departments of the game.
On the other hand, the spark that Poland had shown in its first match was totally missing and this cost the team rather heavily.
The half-time score in this match was 36-8 in favour of Thailand.
A couple of players in the Thai team were school -going students but even they won the hearts of the crowd with their performance. Poland would be disappointed with the result and need to perform better to have a say in qualifying for the semi-finals. Poland’s defence let them down and scored just five points all night.
Poland take on Japan on October 12 whereas Thailand will play Kenya a day later. Both teams will need to win their respective games to remain the hunt for a semi-final berth.