The semifinal stage of the Khelo India Youth Games 2020 kabaddi tournament got underway in Guwahati as the upcoming stars of the kabaddi world faced off against each other. Maharashtra U-21 secured their place in the boys' final event with a victory against Uttar Pradesh while the match between Haryana U-21 and Chandigarh U-21 teams went down to the wire.
Surprisingly, there were many lopsided contests in the other semifinal matches as well. Only the game between Rajasthan U-17 and Maharashtra U-17 boys proved to be a thrilling contest. So, without further ado here's a look at all the results of semifinals of Khelo India Youth Games 2020 kabaddi event.
In the first semifinal match of the U-17 boys category, Haryana overcame the challenge from Bihar and defeated them by a scoreline of 59-23. The young raiders of Haryana ruled this match from the outset.
The second semifinal was decided in the final moments as Rajasthan U-17s edged Maharashtra U-17s 55-51 and moved to the finals. The final of U-17 boys category will be played between Rajasthan and Haryana.
Bengaluru Bulls' star raider Banty dominated the opposition defenders as he helped Haryana U-21 win their semifinal against Chandigarh U-21 in extra time. In the first forty minutes, both teams scored 39 points each but, Haryana won 44-42 in extra time.
In the other semifinal match, Puneri Paltan's raider Pankaj Mohite scored 8 raid points while upcoming star Aslam Inamdar aggregated 7 raid points. Shubham Shinde took a High 5 to ensure that Maharashtra won their match against Uttar Pradesh 38-20.
Haryana continued their fine form in the U-17 girls category as they defeated Chattisgarh 52-21 in the first semifinal. They will face Tamil Nadu U-17s in the final as the south Indian state slayed Bihar 32-17 in the second semifinal.
The encounter between Himachal Pradesh and Chattisgarh proved to be a close match but, in the end Himachal Pradesh won the match by 6 points. They will face the dominant Haryana team in the final who beat Uttar Pradesh 41-16 in the second semifinal.