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Asian Games 2018, Kabaddi, Men's Semifinal, Day 5: India vs Iran, Live Score, Latest Updates & Results

India 9 - 9 Iran [HT]
Updated: 23 August 2018 17:33 IST - Published: 23 August 2018 14:20 IST
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So Iran will now face South Korea in the men's kabaddi finals of the 2018 Asian Games. 

That's all from the high-voltage clash between India and Iran. Until next time, this is Prasen Moudgal signing off! 

Stay tuned to Sportskeeda from all the live updates and more from the Asian Games!
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The Men in Blue are in tears, in disbelief. 

What was to be a gold medal will now only be a dream that was shattered by an Iran team, which has managed to achieve, if I am allowed to call it, 'The Impossible'. 
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The Indian men's Kabaddi team crashes out of the 2018 Asian Games. 

Take a moment, let this sink in. The Iranians have come out all guns blazing and are dancing on the court as they celebrate this massive win. The players have their families around them as the Iranian women's team too, join the celebrations. 

This is one of the biggest moments in India's Asian Games history. Iran has managed to open up a new chapter in the history of Kabaddi. 
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It's all over! The Indian dream run has come to a resounding halt in the Asian Games 2018! Iran win 27 - 18!

For the first ever time in the history of the Asian Games, the Indian Men's Kabaddi team will not be participating in the Kabaddi finals, let alone win a gold medal. 
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Rahul Chaudhari comes in for the buzzer raid. Nothing from that. 
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Iran lead 27 - 17 with just a minute left to play. 
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However, he has been pinned down on the next raid! Fazel Athrachali goes in with a double thigh hold and it was all over for Rishank. 
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Rishank Devadiga manages to pick two points as he struggles away from an ankle hold. 
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Two minutes left on the clock. 

Dejected faces all over the Indian camp, who are all in disbelief. 
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There's no stopping the Iranians here. Pardeep Narwal is the bunny again, as Abozar Mighani just lazily puts in an ankle hold to pin him down. 

Iran leads 26 - 14. 
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Iran leads 25 - 15 with just three minutes left on the clock. 
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Ajay Thakur does come in, but he has been pinned down in just a matter of seconds. The Indians look all out of steam. 
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ALL-OUT inflicted on India! Is this the game? 

Nabibaksh gets a touch on Mohit Chhillar, Girish Ernak comes in with the dash but it is too late in the end. 
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Rahul Chaudhari has been pinned down on the court! Fazel comes in with a sweeping ankle hold, swivels on his back and pins the lanky raider down. 

India now down to just two men on the mat. 
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Five minutes left on the clock folks. 
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Fazel Athrachali slams his chest with a huge grin as he throws Rishank Devadiga off the court! India in deep, deep trouble here. 

Iran leads 19 - 14. 
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Yet again, the tension soar up as Nabibakhsh claims a toe touch on Deepak Hooda and claims it and he has been granted the point. 
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This is just sheer madness! Rahul and Abozar at each other's necks as the raider claims a touch on Abozar, who goes against him as he swears repeatedly on the mat! 

Rahul granted the point and Abozar storms off the court. 
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Monu Goyat continues to have a bad game. Goes in too deep into the left corner and it was all too easy for Fazel Athrachali to pounce. 

Iran leads 17 - 13. 
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Rahul Chaudhari strikes, but in defense! Goes in with a strong ankle hold and pins the raider down. 
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It seems as if Ajay Thakur is seriously injured and might not take further part in this match, sitting on the sidelines with his eye heavily bandaged. 

That said, Kabaddi is all about passion and playing for the country and being the captain of the team, we might just see him get back on the court. 
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Well then, Rahul Chaudhari is on the mat and has gone in to raid!
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Time-out called for by Iran. 

A little more than ten minutes left on the clock and the Indians need to pull up their socks to make a move for victory. 
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The Iranian defense continues to accumulate points as Fazel gets the better of Pardeep Narwal on this occasion. 

Iran leads 16 - 12. 
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This time, the Iranians get the point! 

Yet again, Girish Ernak is in question as Mohammad Maghsoudlou claims a toe touch but Girish is not amused. Tension all over as the Iranian is granted the point. 
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Iran have three men on the mat. 
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A match cannot get more dramatic than this. 

Mohsen Maghsoudlou claims a toe touch on Girish on the DO OR DIE raid, swears on the mat but he's not given the point. India get an important point! 

Iran leads 14 - 12. 
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Iran running away with the game now as they lead 14 - 11. 
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SUPER TACKLE No.5 for Iran! What is happening to the defending champions?

India completely losing their way to a mighty challenge from Iran! Fazel on this occasion goes in with the tackle and did not let Monu escape. 
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Mohammad Maghsoudlou takes a bonus point. 

Iran leads 13 - 11. 
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Back to action now then. 

India trails 11- 12. 
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Oh, no! Ajay Thakur has taken a blow to his eye and is bleeding profusely. He's getting some treatment as he walks away to the benches. 

The Indian coach is not happy, the Indian camp looks in utter dismay. 
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SUPER TACKLE No.4 for Iran! This is some extreme power from Iran! 

Fazel and Maghsoudlou combine together to bring home a super tackle on Ajay Thakur!
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Monu Goyat strikes on the DO OR DIE raid! Monu gets a running hand touch on Abozar Mighani and runs away with joy! 

India leads 11 - 9. 
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DO OR DIE raid for Hadi and he has been thrown down on the court! 

Girish Ernak stamping his authority as Hadi looks for a frog jump but the left corner wraps his arms around the Iranian and brings him down!
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Ah! The beast Sandeep Narwal comes charging in, hunting for some prey! No luck from that raid though. 
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Two blank raids to start the second half. 
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India have five men on the mat while Iran have four. 
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The second half has commenced! We've got some high-voltage action coming our way! 

India or Iran? The next 20 minutes will tell!
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In the meantime, you can keep track of India's medal tally here! - https://www.sportskeeda.com/sports/asian-games-medals-table
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There was never a shadow of doubt that this India-Iran clash would give rise to some serious fireworks. The first half has provided some intense action, with India putting themselves in some trouble, gifting Iran defense points in a rush. 

An exciting second half awaits! Do not go anywhere!
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HALF-TIME! What a half this has turned out to be! 

India 9 - 9 Iran at half-time. 
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A defense point for India now! Deepak Hooda puts in a thigh hold to trap Nabibakhsh in his tracks!

India 9 - 9 Iran. 
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Now an error from Ajay Thakur! This must be the pressure taking a big toll! 

Ajay looks for the running hand touch, runs in with too much pace and goes out of bounds without a touch. 
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Time-out called for India. 

The Men in Blue have easily gifted away points (read in bulk) to Iran through some hapless raiding. They will need to raise their game to pose a challenge to the Iran defense. 
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Less than three minutes left on the clock as scores are leveled on 8 - 8. 
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SUPER TACKLE No.3 for Iran! 

This is pathetic raiding from India. Monu Goyat on this occasion is pinned down by Maghsoudlou, who puts in a double thigh hold to bring down the Services raider. 
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Abolfazl Maghsoudlou comes in for the DO OR DIE raid! He has been dashed off the court! 

Mohit Chhillar sensed the opportunity when Abolfazl went in too deep, comes in with pace and throws him off the court!
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Substitution from India. 

Monu Goyat replaces Pardeep Narwal. 
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Deepak Niwas Hooda comes in to raid for the first time in this match. 

Nothing from that.