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Bajrang Punia vs Morteza Ghiasi Cheka men's 65kg wrestling Olympics 2021 LIVE: Bajrang in semis!

Catch LIVE scores from Bajrang Punia vs Morteza Ghiasi Cheka 65kg men's wrestling: Bajrang wins!
Updated: 06 August 2021 10:03 IST - Published: August, 06 2021 07:02 AM IST
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Bajrang Punia has been on the defensive for a majority of the time on the mat today. He pulled of one attacking move in his quarterfinal bout and that was enough to seal him a spot in the last 4. Speaks about his abilities. The sole Indian wrestler left in the Olympics will now hope he can continue his winning run and get a gold for his country. 

Bajrang Punia will now be in action at 2:55PM when he'll face Haji Aliyev. 

Meanwhile, the action from Tokyo Olympics does not stop. You can catch all live updates and news on Sportskeeda. 
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Mark the time 

2nd semifinal - Bajrang Punia vs Haji Aliyev 2:55PM IST
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The scoresheet for the match 

A victory by fall for Punia
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Bajrang snatched a victory in a matter of 10 seconds. This sums up the sport of wrestling. The momentum can change within seconds. Punia saw a window of opportunity and converted that into a win. Top notch!
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He was under the passivity clock. The Iranian first got a single-leg hold. Bajrang blocked that attack. After this, he completed a take down and won 2 points. 

He then saw an opportunity to pin Ghiasi Cheka's shoulders on to the mat and made full use of it. 

Bajrang got Ghiasi Cheka down and won by fall!!
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What a turnaround! What a turnaround! Bajrang Punia qualifies for the semi-final.
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BAJRANG WINS! Fantastic win for the Indian. 
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Another passivity warning for Bajrang.
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Bajrang now defends himself ably. His opponent had him on a on-leg hold but the move comes to nothing. 
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Brajang almost gets a single-leg grip but is unable to finish the move
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The second round begins!
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First round ends. 

Bajrang Punia 0-1 Morteza Ghiasi Cheka.
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Punia wriggles out of a single-leg attack and prevents from being thrown down on the mat.
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A warning for the Iran coach.
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30 seconds left in the first round.
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Punia concedes the passivity point. He trails 1-0!
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A passivity warning for Punia. He needs a point in the next 30 seconds.
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Punia shows some good defense to dodge a leg attack.
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A minute is up. No point for either grappler yet.
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30 seconds gone! The score is 0-0!
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A firm tussle between the two in the opening seconds
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And we're off...
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Bajrang Punia will be in the blue corner for this bout
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The wrestlers are making their way to the mat.
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Coming Up - Bajrang Punia vs Morteza Ghiasi Cheka
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Azerbaijan's Aliyev wins the 3rd quarter final 9-1. He does so by defeating the third seed Niyazbekov. 
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Bajrang Punia needs to win 2 more bouts to take home a medal. Can the Indian do it? Let us know in the LIVE chat box.
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The 3rd quarter-final is under way. 

We're not far away from seeing the Indian in action.
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Japan's Otoguro wins his quarter-final bout, and is the second confirmed entry to the semi-finals of the event. 

The 1st Semi-Final - Rashadov vs Otoguro. 
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Continuing his charge for the gold medal at the Olympics, ROC's Rashadov is through to the semi-finals in the 65kg weight category. 
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Iran's Morteza Ghiasi Cheka had won his first round bout 5-1 against Turkey's Dakhlaoui.
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It seemed like a nervous start for Bajrang Punia. The Indian was not at his attacking best during the first round bout. He did gain an advantage over his opponent in the first half but couldn't kill the game in the second. He held off Ernazer's attack until the dying seconds until the Kyrgyzstan wrestler came all guns blazing. 

This close finish will probably get Bajrang going for the second round bout. Just 2 more bouts before he is in action again. Stay tuned to this LIVE blog for updates and scores. 
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Bajrang Punia will now face Iran's Ghiasi Cheka in the 4th quarter-final bout. The bout will be starting in another 20 minutes. 
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Here is the scoresheet from the 1/8 finals bout

Victory by Points for Bajrang Punia
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Bajrang Punia advances to the quarter-finals. 
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Bajrang somehow holds on to his advantage despite a late charge by his opponent. The scores were level at 3-3 but Punia wins the bout by having scored a higher-point move through his takedown. 
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BAJRANG WINS! What a tense and close bout! 
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Another point for Ernazer! 3-3!
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Ernazer gets a point for pushing Bajrang out of the mat. 3-2!
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Just 30 seconds to go.
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With less than a minute left, Bajrang is 3-1 up.
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Bajrang gets a hold of his opponent's leg but cannot convert the advantage into a point. So close!
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Bajrang has been successful in his defense so far. 
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Just over 2 minutes left, Bajrang leads 3-1
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It's neck and neck between the two so far in the 2nd round
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2nd round begins
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At the end of the first round, Bajrang leads 3-1!
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Bajrang throws his opponent on to the mat and gets behind him. In the dying seconds of the first round, Bajrang wins 2 points.
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Ernazer pushes Bajrang out of bounds to win a point. 1-1!
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We're into the third minute.
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