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Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018: Group A, India vs Kenya, Live Match Updates

India 48-19 Kenya (FT)
Updated: 23 June 2018 22:11 IST - Published: 23 June 2018 22:15 IST
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That's all from the exciting clash between India and Kenya, stay tuned to Sportskeeda for more updates from the Kabaddi Masters 2018!
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With this win, India stay on top of the Group 'A' table and will play Pakistan in a couple of days from now while Kenya will look to bounce back when they face Pakistan in an all-important clash tomorrow. 
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India win 48-19!!

A dominating effort from the Indian outfit as Rishank Devadiga and Monu Goyat finished with Super 10s to their name while Girish Ernak and Sandeep Narwal contributed from the defense front. Such was the power-packed performance from Rishank and Monu that even Ajay Thakur, who led the way against Pakistan was content with leading the team from the court while his men went about their job in style. 

Kenya, on the other hand, will want to take heart from the fact that they did do well to stay in the hunt, albeit for a short duration as Izaac Njoroge and David Mosambayi combined to gather most of their points. 
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Good finish from Kenya as Njoroge powers through a dash from Sandeep Narwal to finish off the game on a high! 
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Monu now has his SUPER 10 as he gets a hefty touch on the left corner defender. 

Izaac Njoroge is the lone man left on the mat now. 
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Monu Goyat has claimed a touch point on Izaac Njoroge. Kenya have called in for a REVIEW!! 

Review successful, Kenya have been really good in calling for the reviews. No point on that occasion for Monu Goyat. 


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Izaac Njoronge picks a bonus and a touch point on Rishank! Good confidence from Njoronge, he was the only man on the court and did not give up. 
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Rishank Devadiga comes in for the Do or Die raid! He strikes! SUPER RAID for Rishank! 

Poor, poor dash from the right corner as Rishank powers through the right corner and also gets touches on two other defenders to collect three more points!
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David Mosambayi runs into Mohit Chhillar as India's defence continues to gather points in a heap!
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Time-out called in for by Srinivas Reddy, India's coach. 

India enjoy a comfortable 43-15 lead with just over four minutes to go in this game. 
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Rishank Devadiga lures a tackle from Victor Obiero as he collects a SUPER 10!! 
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Sandeep Narwal has been brought down by Victor Obiero, who comes in with a dash to pin the burly all-rounder down. 
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Finally a point after a long time for Kenya as Victor Obiero picks up a bonus point. 
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Patrick Nzau succumbs to the might of Sandeep Narwal on the Do or Die raid! Collected a bonus point and tries to get away but Sandeep was in his way. 
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Nine raid points now for Rishank Devadiga as he picks a bonus point under the left corner's nose. 
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Positive start for India as Deepak Hooda picks up a bonus point. 
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Back live now. Monu Goyat has nine points and is on the verge of a 'Super 10'.
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Time-out has been called for. 

Kenya look all but out of the game as they trail by 27 points and need more than just a miracle to claw their way back in this competition. 
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India lead 39-12 with less than ten minutes to go in the game. 
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David Mosambayi has been pinned down! Sandeep and Mohit Chhillar with the combined tackle left David with no escape path. 
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In the meantime, Rishank Devadiga picks a bonus point. 
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Third ALL-OUT inflicted on Kenya! 

Lone man Kamweti goes in too deep for comfort, too easy for a man with a calibre such as Girish Ernak who completes the all-out with a strong hold. 
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Do or Die raid for Monu Goyat!! WOW, what a superstar! That's a SUPER RAID from Monu! Four points!

The left corner defender comes in with a tackle from the center but Monu pushes him away, the rest of the defence pounces in and manage to pull his hand away but Monu swivels on his back and plants his leg into the Indian half to steal all the spotlight!
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Agile raid from David Mosambayi, gets a running hand touch on Girish Ernak!
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Error from James Obilo as steps out of the court and gifts an easy point to India!
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Do or Die raid for Izaac Njoronge and he fails to pick a point! 

Girish Ernak comes to the party with a strong ankle hold as he pins Njoronge on the mat. 
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Rishank has been pinned down! David Mosambayi comes in with a strong ankle hold and Rishank had no answer to that. 
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Monu Goyat picks another point with utmost ease. Extends his right foot and gets an easy toe touch on the defender. 
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Njoronge gets a running hand touch on Mohit Chhillar! 

A bit of drama as Njoronge was not given the point but opted for the review, in the end he was given the point. 
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The second half has commenced with Izaac Njoronge set to raid!
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Second half coming up in a while, stay tuned!
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India lead 27-9 at the end of the first half. 

India's hero from the previous game, Ajay Thakur has not had to do a lot of damage as the bulk of the scoring has been taken up by Monu Goyat and Rishank Devadiga. The defence has looked good too with Sandeep Narwal and Girish Ernak coming into their own in certain parts of the first half. 

For Kenya, a poor start was overshadowed by a confidence boosting comeback as they have managed to claw their way back with a positive show. However, they still trail by 18 points and will need to pull up their socks to pose a challenge to this strong Indian setup. 
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India pick another point from the buzzer raid of the first half as James Kamweti fails to pick a point on the do-or-die raid!
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Deepak Hooda picks his first point of the day as he makes optimum use of a hasty tackle from the left cover defender. 
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Less than 30 seconds to go as India lead 25-9.
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Second ALL-OUT inflicted on Kenya! 

Surrender raid from Kenya as India now race to a 15-point raid. 
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Do or die raid for Victor Obiero!! And, Girish Ernak does what he does best. Goes in with a strong ankle hold and pinned him down. 
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Monu Goyat picks two more points! David Mosambayi and James Obilo try to keep him in their court but Monu backtracks to get back to safety!
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Yet another raid point for Rishank as he gets a hefty running hand touch on the left in defender!
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India lead 17-9 with just less than five minutes to go in the half. 
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Oh, what has happened here!? Looks like Izaac Njoronge went over the 30 second limit and has been sent off the court! Schoolboy error there.
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India now down to four men on the court. Kenya have made a comeback of sorts here. 
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Hasty tackle from Chrispine Otieno as Rishank pulls away from the hold and tumbles to the mid-line!
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Kenya call in for a review!! David Mosambayi is claiming a running hand touch on Raju Lal Choudhary, who is stationed on the right corner position. 

REVIEW SUCCESSFUL! Mosambayi picks a point. 
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Girish Ernak comes in with a strong dash but Izaac Njoronge does well to escape from the left corner and runs away to the mid-line. 
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Back to back points for Rishank as he gets a touch on David Mosambayi on the left cover. 
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Izaac Njoronge escapes from Ajay Thakur's ankle hold as the Indian skipper apologises for his hasty tackle. 
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Rishank Devadiga now picks up a bonus point. Three raid points in the first half for him. 
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Do or die raid for David Mosambayi and he succumbs!! 

Girish Ernak comes in with a dash but it is not the greatest tackle, Rishank Devadiga does well to clean up and push the Kenyan skipper off the court.