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

India def. South Korea 36-20 [FT]
Updated: 29 June 2018 22:20 IST - Published: 29 June 2018 18:58 IST
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Right then! That's it from the second semifinal between India and South Korea.

In less than 24 hours, we will have the champion of the 2018 Kabaddi Masters as India and Iran will face off in the finals of the competition tomorrow in what promises to be a high-voltage clash, a repeat fixture of the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup!

Tune into Sportskeeda for continuous updates from the Kabaddi Masters as the clock runs down to the much-anticipated final encounter tomorrow! 
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INDIA have won 36-20 and will now face Iran in the finals of the 2018 Kabaddi Masters!

A complete performance from the Men in Blue after clawing back from the deficit early in the first half led by skipper Ajay Thakur, who picked up eleven points on the day. Girish Maruti Ernak stole the show on the defense front as he collected seven defense points and notched up his second 'High 5' of the competition. 
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Monu continues to have a field day as he gets a firm running hand touch on the right corner defender. 
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Monu Goyat on this occasion goes in with an ankle hold, gets ample support from Surjeet Singh and bring down the raider with ease!
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Ajay Thakur picks up a SUPER 10! Gets a touch point on Tae Deok Eom on the right corner and just skips away to the mid-line. 
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Rohit Kumar succumbs on the Do or Die raid! A combination tackle from South Korea as Jang Kun Lee and Seong Ryeol Kim combine to block Rohit's escape. 
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Girish Ernak can do no wrong today! What a day he is having! A diving ankle hold from the left corner and the raider had no answer to that. 
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Back live now!
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India lead 32-19 with just over three minutes left on the clock. 

A commanding 13-point in favour of India, looks like a certain India v Iran final. 
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Finally, a point for Mohit Chhillar! Runs in with a strong dash as he picks and throws Hyunil Park out of the court!
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Substitution for India. 

Rohit Kumar comes in place of Surjeet Singh. 
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Rishank slips on his raid and the Korean defense strikes as they shove Rishank off the court. 
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Dong Ju Hong dashed off court by Girish Ernak on the Do or Die raid! Always a tough proposition to go against four raiders and when you're up against a pack of hungry lions, it's even harder. 
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Deepak Hooda comes in for his first raid of the night and he goes back without any point. 
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Back live now!
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Time-out in place. 

India lead 30-18 with less than seven minutes to go on the clock. 
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What has happened here?! Ajay Thakur thought he got a toe touch on Dong Ju Hong but the umpires have not granted it and since Ajay went into the lobbies without a touch, he has been sent off to the benches. 
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Girish Ernak has a 'High-5'! Mohit Chhillar does well to draw the raider deep into the right corner, Ernak had all the time in the the world to come in the raider's way and stop him in his tracks. 
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Ajay Thakur is a superstar! Waits for all eternity, gets his long reach out and slaps the face of Jae Min Lee. 
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Back-to-back points for Korea as Young Chang Ko comes in with a strong tackle to bring down Monu Goyat on the Do or Die raid!
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A Do or Die raid, as Mohit Chhillar was suggesting! And Jae Min Lee strikes with a strong kick on Surjeet Singh! Great execution from Lee under pressure. 
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Rishank Devadiga has been brought down! Jang Kun Lee and Young Chang Ko combine well to bring down Rishank from the center of the mat with a well combined block. 
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Now one for the Korean skipper! Jang Kun Lee jumps well and comfortable picks a bonus point. 
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Ajay Thakur strikes with a bonus point. 
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Jang Kun Lee gets a swift toe touch on Deepak Niwas Hooda. 
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Monu Goyat now picks up a point as he skips away from the ankle hold from Tae Deok Eom! India have REVIEWED for another point!

Monu did well to attempt a reverse kick on the defender and gets a touch but the umpire does not spot it. REVIEW UNSUCCESSFUL. 
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South Korea ask for a REVIEW. Dong Ju Hong believes he got a bonus point on that occasion. 

REVIEW UNSUCCESSFUL! Poor review from Korea, Dong Ju was nowhere close to picking a bonus from that attempt. Desperate measures, desperate times?
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Sloppy defending from Rishank Devadiga, who goes in for an advance tackle but it is a bit too late and Dong Ju Hong touches Rishank on his way back. 
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Power from Rishank Devadiga! Two points from that raid! Pushes through the dash from the defenders and picks up an easy brace. 
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Well, well! Dong Ju Hong asks for the review but the umpire does not grant it since Korea have run out of time to ask for the review. 
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Second ALL-OUT inflicted on South Korea! 

Dong Ju Hong picks up a bonus point but he has been thrown off the court with a strong dash from Surjeet Singh!
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REVIEW from India! Ajay Thakur believes Tae Deok Eom also stepped out of the court and should be given two points on that raid. 

REVIEW SUCCESSFUL! Excellent call from the Indians, two points on that raid and South Korea have now been reduced to just the one man on the mat. 
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Ah! Too easy for the experienced Ajay Thakur! 

Forces the right corner defender into the corner and then gradually extends his hand to pick up a point. 
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Schoolboy error from the Koreans as the defender steps off the court to gift a point to the Indians. 

Seong Ryeol Kim has been given a green card for dissent. Apologises and jogs away to the benches. 
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Wow! That is easily one of the best tackles in the tournament from Girish Maruti Ernak! 

Dong Ju Hong was comfortably on his way to the mid-line before Girish Ernak ran in with a solo tackle, wrapped his arms around the raider and pulled him back onto the mat! Herculean effort from the left corner!
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We are back live now with the second half!
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South Korea, who did well to gain an early advantage in the game with a massive lead have only themselves to blame as they now face a 7-point deficit but will be backing themselves to find their feet and claw their way back into the competition. 

Can South Korea re-live their match winning performance from the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup or will India continue to run away with the game? Second half coming up soon, stay tuned!
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India lead 17-10 as both the teams go into the break! 

Ajay Thakur has led the way for the Indians with seven points, while Monu Goyat's introduction late in the second half has worked wonders as the services raider has three raid points. Girish Ernak has continued from where he left off against Kenya while the rest of the defense has complemented to keep India in the driver's seat. 
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Buzzer raid for Hyunil Park which is also a Do or Die raid! Picks up a bonus but the Indian defense swoops in to dash him off the court. 

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Acres of space for Rishank to exploit as Rishank Devadiga picks up a bonus point!
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Monu Goyat continues to impress, picks another point with a kick on Young Chang Ko!
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Do or Die raid for Hyun Il Park and he benefits from the surprisingly weak block from Girish Ernak! Ernak comes in Hyun's way but the raider runs around Ernak and collects an important point. 
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Bonus point for Monu Goyat! 
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ALL-OUT inflicted on South Korea! 

Ajay Thakur gets the final touch on Young Chang Ko and manages to inflict the all-out. India race to a 13-8 lead now. 
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Do or Die raid for Gyung Tae Kim and he turns his back to Girish Ernak, all that was needed for the left corner to snap on that opportunity. 
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Monu Goyat picks his first point of the night! Goes in with a strong extension of the hand on the left corner, Tae Deok Eom and Korea are now down to two men on the mat. 
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Ajay Thakur continues to make merry as he pushes away a dash from Seong Ryeol Kim and picks another point! The right corner went in for the dash but had no support and Ajay was too strong for the defender to bring the Indian skipper down. 
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An error from Mohit Chhillar as Jang Kun Lee runs away with an easy point. 
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Substitution for India. 

Deepak Niwas Hooda comes in place of Pardeep Narwal. 
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Dong Ju Hong has been pinned down! This time, Mohit Chhilar gets his act right as his ankle hold puts Dong Ju on the mat. 
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