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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJun 26, 2018 22:11 IST

India 29 - 5 Kenya (HT)


22:11 (IST)26 JUN 2018

That's it from this game between India and Kenya! Tune into Sportskeeda tomorrow as the action continues with South Korea taking on Argentina in a dead rubber followed by the all-important Pakistan v Kenya encounter later in the day. 

Thanks for joining us for the live coverage of this exciting match, stay tuned to Sportskeeda for live updates from the Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018 and more! Ciao!

22:08 (IST)26 JUN 2018

India will now go into the semifinals against South Korea with a lot of confidence from the group stages while Pakistan and Kenya will battle it out for the second spot from Group 'A' tomorrow. 

22:05 (IST)26 JUN 2018

India win 50-15!! 

Another complete performance from the World Champions, as they have finished with four wins from four group stage matches. Meanwhile, Kenya are now all but out of the tournament and will need a herculean effort to sneak into the semifinals. 

22:03 (IST)26 JUN 2018

SUPER RAID for India and guess who it is! Surjeet Singh! 

What an effort from Surjeet as he picks up three points on the buzzer raid! Wriggles away from the ankle hold by the left corner, then sneaks through a dash from the rest of the defence to end the game on a high for the Men in Blue!

22:01 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Just a minute to go as India lead 47-15!

22:01 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Oops! An error from Rahul Chaudhari as he steps out of the court during Obiero's raid and Kenyan have an easy point there. 

21:59 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Oh, wait! Some confusion as the bonus point has actually not been granted and India have challenged the decision. 

Review successful and Rahul has picked up the bonus point. Clincal execution of the bonus and the action continues. 

21:58 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Rahul Chaudhari picks up a bonus point on the Do or Die raid! 

21:57 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Back live now!

21:56 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Time-out called. 

India lead 46-14 with little more than 3 minutes to go on the clock. 

21:56 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Patrick Nzau strikes on the Do or Die raid as he stretches and powers through Surender Nada's ankle hold. He's now picked two points from two raids now. 

21:55 (IST)26 JUN 2018

And now, Surender Nada is raiding for India. Pretty much sums up the dismal performance from Kenya. 

21:54 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Wow! Surjeet now shows his raiding skill as he picks a point through a hefty touch on the left corner defender. 

21:53 (IST)26 JUN 2018

The Kenyan raider steps into the lobbies without a touch, too much momentum on that occasion and gifts a point to India. 

21:52 (IST)26 JUN 2018

India now down to just two men on the mat. 

21:52 (IST)26 JUN 2018

SUPER RAID for Kenya! First one for a Kenyan and the man in focus is Victor Obiero! 

Gets a touch on Rahul Chaudhari and then twists through a dash from Deepak Hooda and an ankle hold from Raju Lal Choudhary to convert it into a super raid! Stellar effort!

21:51 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Patrick Nzau picks up a bonus point on the Do or Die raid! 

21:50 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Rahul Chaudhari's pace piles the pressure on the Kenya defence as the right corner defender slips and falls into the lobbies. 

21:49 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Kenya's defending has been extremely haphazard in this game, highlighted by the bonus point picked by Pardeep Narwal on that occasion. 

The right corner and cover defenders just moved back and let Pardeep jump in and out, an easy gift in the end. 

21:48 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Meanwhile, Deepak Hooda picks up an easy bonus point. He had acres to work for the bonus point, poor defending from Kenya. 

21:47 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Victor Obiero picks a bonus point and wards off a strong dash from Mohit Chhillar to pick up two points!

21:46 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Finally, first point of the second half for Kenya through Njoroge, who picks a point with a touch on Surjeet Singh. 

21:45 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Deepak Hooda picks up a brace! 

The right cover defender is the culprit, goes in for the advance ankle hold, Deepak Hooda wriggles away and also benefits from an unecessary tackle by the right corner defender. 

21:43 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Bonus point now awarded to the Indian team as the coach calls for a time-out. 

India comfortably lead 38-5. 

21:42 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Extraordinary from Surender Nada! The raider looked to be contempt with an empty raid but Surender Nada had other ideas, his trademark ankle hold kept the raider trapped in the Indian half. 

21:41 (IST)26 JUN 2018


Wow! What skill from Rahul Chaudhari! There were just two defenders left on the mat, Rahul ran in and teasingly cornered them to the right side of the mat and then outstretched both his hands to get both of them and inflict an all-out. 

21:40 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Deepak Hooda picks his first point of the night with a running hand touch. Wonder what the defender was doing on that occasion, maybe was caught napping. 

21:40 (IST)26 JUN 2018

REVIEW UNSUCCESSFUL! No bonus point given, Obiero runs away to the benches. 

21:39 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Victor Obiero has been sent out on the Do or Die raid, since he has not picked a point. 

Oh, wait! Kenya have reviewed the decision. Obiero thinks he has picked a bonus. 

21:38 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Rahul picks a point now! An extremely poor advance tackle from Izaac Njoroge, Rahul waits, gets a touch and runs away to the mid-line. Reminiscence of the famous Zidane headbutt? Probably. 

21:37 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Empty raids to start the second half for both teams. 

21:36 (IST)26 JUN 2018

The second half has commenced! 

Raju Lal Choudhary and Deepak Niwas Hooda have been substituted in for the second half. 

21:32 (IST)26 JUN 2018

As expected, India have come out all guns blazing and have put up another masterclass, one that has completely left the Kenyans clueless, as they stare down the barrel of defeat with a huge 24-point lead only gaining on them over time. 

Can the Mosambayi-led men find a little spark to regain lost ground or will India pile on the misery? Stay tuned for an exciting second half!

21:30 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Pardeep Narwal's empty raid is followed by the referee's whiste as the first half has come to a close! 

India comfortable placed in the driver's seat as they lead 29-5 as they go into the break. 

21:28 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Mohit Chhillar continues his purple patch, puts in a colossal block to stop Chrispine Otieno in his tracks. What a game he has had so far!

21:27 (IST)26 JUN 2018

A point each for Kenya and India through the raiders. Victor Obiero first got a touch on Ajay Thakur and then Pardeep Narwal adds another to his tally. 

21:27 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Well, well! Manjeet Chhillar has entered the court for the first time in this competition. Comes in place of Girish Ernak!

21:26 (IST)26 JUN 2018

David Mosambayi's attempted ankle hold goes in vain as Rahul Chaudhari jumps and twists over the ankle hold to pick a bonus and a touch point. 

21:25 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Pardeep Narwal now picks up a comfortable bonus point. 

21:25 (IST)26 JUN 2018

No luck for Victor Obiero as he succumbs to the Indian defense's might, SECOND ALL-OUT inflicted on Kenya!

21:24 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Rahul Chaudhari now gets another point as Kenyan are down to just the one man on the mat. 

21:24 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Have you seen a better chemistry than that between Mohit Chhillar and Surender Nada? Probably not. 

Mosambayi goes a little too deep, a look is all it took as the duo swoop in and throw Mosambayi on the court. 

21:23 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Schoolboy error from Esau Otieno, who steps out of the court on Rahul's raid to gift-wrap an easy point for India. 

21:22 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Rahul Chaudhari displays some top skill as he stretches fully to get a running hand touch on Chrispine Otieno, who was stationed at the right corner position. 

21:22 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Do or die raid for Izaac Njoroge! The pressure tells on the Kenyan raider as he steps out of bounds without a touch point. 

21:21 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Rahul Chaudhari opens his account with a bonus point! 

21:21 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Chrispine Otieno's ankle hold is too strong for Pardeep Narwal, who fails on the Do or Die raid! 

Pardeep goes in deep towards the right corner, Otieno waits and pounces on Pardeep's ankles to bring him down. 

21:19 (IST)26 JUN 2018

India have raced away to a dominating 15-3 lead with under 10 minutes to go in the first half. 

21:19 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Victor Obiero claims a running hand touch on Surjeet Singh on the Do or Die raid! Point granted, Surjeet is not a happy man. 

21:18 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Substitution for India! 

Rahul Chaudhari comes in for Rishank Devadiga. 
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