A special performance from India today against an opponent that could have been tricky but the home side played on another level altogether.
40' India 57 - 20 Bangladesh - The last minute of the game sees Kiran Parmar eat time with an empty raid and a pursuit by Mia but Surender Nada is not having any of it. IT is over. What a performance.
39' India 56 - 20 Bangladesh - We head into the last two minutes of the game and Kiran Parmar's exuberance gets the better of him. He is taken down by Tarafder. Munshi thinks he has got a touch on the raid and Anup Kumar agrees but umpire does not give it. Review. SUCCESSFUL. Anup Kumar is off. Deepak Niwas Hooda is on for the raid and gets the touch point. A minute remains.
38' India 55 - 18 Bangladesh - We need to note that India have done this to Bangladesh without Rahul Chauhdhari and Jasvir Singh. Show how good India are. Kiran Parmar comes on gets the bonus point. The Indian team is now enjoying this. Nitin Tomar gets another touch point. All men on the mat for India and Mohit Chhillar with a super block.
37' India 52 - 18 Bangladesh - AJAY THAKUR with the SUPER 10. WOW, that is some raiding from the man from Himachal Pradesh. Bangladesh are clueless. His raid is followed by a tackle point and another ALL OUT. India are running away with this.
36' India 48 - 18 Bangladesh - The game resumes after a time-out and Zakir Hossain is taken down by a combined tackle from Indian defence. Ajay Thakur with the do or die raid but he is taken down by Mia. Super 10 still one point away. Surender Nada is coming into his own and his combination with Mohit working beautifully. Deepak Niwas Hooda then adds one more point.
33' India 44 - 17 Bangladesh - India now taking it easy but are not being stupid. Mohit Chhillar and Surender Nada bring in the A game and take another raider down. This is fantastic from the Bengaluru Bulls duo. Munshi doing the bulk of the raiding for Bangladesh but it does not help.
31' India 42 - 16 Bangladesh - Munshi doing the bulk of the raiding for Bangladesh but he has to go back with nothing. India are leading by 24 points now. Make that 25 as Mohit Chhillar and Surender Nada combine to take down the raider. Excellent from India.
29' India 39 - 15 Bangladesh - India now have full control of the match and they will have to do something incredibly stupid to lose the game. Bangladesh need to get back into the game quickly. The away side is down to two men and Nitin Tomar comes to raid. He goes back. Nada with a pursuit and is successful. TACKLE and ALL OUT.
26' India 34 - 14 Bangladesh - The raiding responsibility is handed to Pardeep and the youngster gets a kick on the shoulder of the Bangladeshi defender. Sandeep Narwal gets too excited and takes down the raider but goes out as well. Point to both teams. Ajay Thakur YOU BEAUTY. He gets a two point raid. He is unplayable today. What a player!! Manjeet Chhillar and Surender Nada are brought on.
24' India 30 - 12 Bangladesh - India send in Sandeep Narwal to raid and he tries hard but decides to go back without taking a risk. Hossain raids for Bangladesh with a heavily bandaged hand. Surjeet thinks he can take him down but fails. Point to Bangladesh. Who equalises? Ajay Thakur again. What a game he is having.
22' India 28 - 11 Bangladesh - The in-form Ajay Thakur comes on to raid for India to start the second half. Bangladesh with a review as referee has given a touch point. SUCCESSFUL. Bangladesh take the first point of the second half with a touch point but Ajay Thakur gets a running hand touch to restore the 17 point lead.
This has been a top class performance from India in the first half and for the first time in 2016 Kabaddi World Cup, they have looked like world champions. Can they continue the same way to secure a superb win? Let's find out in a few minutes.
20' India 27 - 10 Bangladesh - Bangladesh are looking subdued at the moment and have no answers for India's class. Nothing stupid from India would take them into the first half with a sizeable lead. Sandeep Narwal puts in great tackle to add another point to India's tally. Pardeep Narwal ends the half with an empty raid.
18' India 25 - 9 Bangladesh - There it is. India effect the second all out to take India to a 16-point lead. Two minutes remain in the first half and India have taken full control of the contest.
15' India 21 - 8 Bangladesh - The away side gets a point but Ajay Thakur reduces them to three men with another touch point. Munshi raids for Bangladesh and he is taken down by the Maneet-Surjeet combination. Ajay Thakur, continuing with his momentum, gets another touch point.
14' India 17 - 6 Bangladesh - India pile on the points courtesy a fantastic block by Dharmaraj Cheralathan. Ajay Tahkur comes on to raid and gets a point straight away. India are now showing their class. Bangladesh reduce the deficit down to 10 points. Pardeep raids next and boy is he on form or what. Another point for the youngster.
12' India 14 - 5 Bangladesh - ALL OUT!!! India assert their dominance early in the game by effecting the first all out of the game. Excellent combination defending by India through Surjeet and Sandeep Narwal. This is now a healthy lead for India with eight minutes remaining in the first half. Sandeep Narwal concedes a point meanwhile but Pardeep restores the lead.
10' India 10 - 4 Bangladesh - India are now starting get away from Bangladesh as Pardeep Narwal gets points in successive raids while another tackle point puts them ahead by 5 points. Manjeet is shouting instructions. India are getting on top.
8' India 6 - 4 Bangladesh - Super defending from Bangladesh and they equalise after an excellent tackle on Anup Kumar by Sheikh. Bangladesh are looking quite superb. Sandeep Narwal comes on to raid and puts India ahead with a touch point. Surprisingly, Manjeet Chhillar has been quiet today and just as we say that.THIGH HOLD. WHAT A PLAYER
6' India 4 - 3 Bangladesh - The away side has started the game really well but Anup gives India the lead with his customary bonus point and then pulls back the Bangladeshi raider with a superb ankle hold. Intelligent from the captain. Deepak Niwas Hooda goes to raid but is taken down with an excellent tackle.
4' India 2 -2 Bangladesh - Superb thigh hold by Sandeep Narwal and he gives India the lead. Deepak Niwas Hooda comes on to raid for for India but goes back. That is followed by another empty raid by Bangladesh. Pardeep Narwal with the next raid and that is TOP CLASS from Bangladesh. He is taken down. Great challenge.
2' India 1 - 1 Bangladesh - The away side start off proceedings with Munshi raiding for the home team. He starts off with an empty raid. Anup Kumar comes on to a huge cheer but he is tackled down. Hossain attacks for Bangladesh but he too goes back. Pardeep comes on and equalises straight away. d