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Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018 Practice Match: India vs South Korea, Live Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJun 21, 2018 21:07 IST

INDIA defeated SOUTH KOREA with the scoreline 25 - 9

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It's a wrap here! Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all the updates from Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018.

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FINAL SCORE: INDIA 25 - 9 SOUTH KOREA

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And with that we come to the end of the thoroughly enjoyable match. India proved to be superior and it was a dominating performance by them as they steamrolled South Korea.

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Korea get in 2 raid points to prevent the all-out. However, they can't escape so soon as Monu gets in 2 raid points of his own to inflict the all-out.

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Rohit gets in another touch.

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SCORE: INDIA 18 - 7 SOUTH KOREA

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Monu is brought down, but he stretches well to get a hand over the line. 

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Monu is also back in business and get in a touch point. 

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Rohit goes in and gets in a swift kick to steal a point. FINALLY things seem to be returning to normal for the former champions.

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Another empty raid for Korea. 

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Monu to raid now...........NO TOUCH! What is happening to the raiders? Even the star raider could not manage a successful raid. 

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Sandeep comes back with an empty raid!

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Korea come back with another empty raid.

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SCORE: INDIA 13 - 6 SOUTH KOREA

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Rishank goes in, and he is pushed off the mat!

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However, Korea come back with an empty raid.

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Korea start their proceedings of the second half well

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Korea put in their first successful tackle of the match. Deepak Niwas Hooda is brought down on the right corner. 

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We are back for the second half.

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A much-needed break in the ongoing high intensity action.

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THE REFEREES HAVE CALLED FOR HALF-TIME

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Rishank tries to do what he does best, however he has to return empty handed from this raid. 

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India in a handsome position now as they lead 12-4

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Last man for Korea. India successfully tackle him to inflict the ALL-OUT

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India with another successful raid to clinch a point.

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Korea manage to save the ALL-OUT with a successful raid.

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Rohit Kumar will be the next raider for India. He forces the Korea left-corner to step outside the court under pressure, which means India have another point. 

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Another empty raid for Korea.

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Rishank with some showboating as he confidently does the thigh-five after getting another point for India after the move. 

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Yet another unsuccessful raid for Korea.

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INDIA 5 - 2 SOUTH KOREA

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PKL's highest paid player, Monu goes in for the next raid. As expected he does not disappoint and gets 2 points off it in brilliant fashion. 

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SUBSTITUTIONS for India: Ajay and Rahul make their way to the bench as Monu Goyat and Rishank Devadiga come on. 

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Meanwhile, Korea come back with another empty raid. 

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Pardeep goes in for the do-or-die raid, aaand he gets the crucial point. 

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India with the first successful tackle, to take their points tally to three. 

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Rahul up next. However, he comes back with an empty raid. 

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Korea fail to get a point in their do-or-die raid. India get another point. 

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Pardeep goes in next, and gets the touch. Can anything stop this man? 1 point for India.

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One more unsuccessful raid, this time by Dong Geon.

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Captain Ajay goes in next, but he too fails to score a point.

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Dong Ju comes back, failing to score a point for the South Koreans.

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India win the toss and are set to defend the first raid of the match.

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Ajay Thakur, Mohit Chhillar, Pardeep Narwal, Deepak Niwas Hooda, Surjeet Singh and, Surender Nada to start for India.

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"Bharat Mata Ki Jai" rings out from the Indian huddle, and we're all set to get the match underway.

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And India are now on the mat. Ajay Thakur may be the captain, but it's Surender Nada, who leads the team onto the mat.

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The Korean players have arrived on the mat.

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Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's LIVE coverage of the practice Kabaddi match between India and South Korea!

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We are just one day away from the Kabaddi Masters to commence. India will be taking on Pakistan on June 22. However, a practice match was organized for the Indian team before the tournament commences in Dubai.

The Indians have a really strong contingent and the practice match against South Korea will serve them really well, not only to analyze the opposition but also to see if there are any tactical changes to be made in the final squad.

The six-nation tournament is highly anticipated and it would be interesting to see how India fares in this 10-minute practice match against the strong South Korean team.

The Indian side features quality raiders in Rahul Chaudhari, Pardeep Narwal, Rohit Kumar, Rishank Devadiga, Monu Goyat, and not to forget the 'Flying raider' Ajay Thakur, who is also the captain. Deepak Hooda, Manjeet Chhillar, Surender Nada, and Girish Ernak are also extremely capable players and will be seen giving it their all to fight for India's glory.

South Korea, on the other hand are banking on their star raider, Dong Geon Lee, who is not unknown to the Indian fans thanks to his exploits at the Pro Kabaddi League.

Besides India and South Korea, the tournament will see Iran, Pakistan, Kenya, and Argentina. 
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