South Asian Games 2019: Volleyball Day 4 - India and Nepal to play the women's finals, semi-finals of men's category determined
India and the hosts Nepal are set to play the final of the volleyball event in the women's category of the ongoing 13th South Asian Games. India and Pakistan emerged as the table-toppers from their respective groups in the men's bracket ahead of the semi-finals to be played in Dasharath Rangashala covered hall on 1st December.
Sri Lanka gained a one-sided 3-0 win against the Maldives in the opening men's match of the day. With a scoreline of 25-18, 25-13, 25-17, Maldives got knocked out from the competition following their second defeat.
In their second match of the day, Sri Lankan men's team suffered a loss against the dominant Pakistan team by a 3-1 margin. Sri Lanka gained the first set 30-28 after the teams tied their score. Pakistan went on to clinch the remaining sets 25-18, 25-20, 25-21 and topped the Group B table.
The first women's semi-final was held between India and Maldives which saw the former gold-medalists thrash Maldives 25-14, 25-6, 25-17 in straight sets to enter into the final.
In the second semi-final, Nepal sealed a dominating victory over Sri Lanka, winning 3-0 in the women's category. The hosts went on to clinch three straight sets with the scoreline being 25-14, 25-18, 25-21. The silver medalists from 2016 couldn't find a way to defeat Nepal in what was a surprising result.
Here are the matches lined up for the fifth day of the volleyball event at South Asian Games 2019:
Semi-final 1 (Men's) : India vs. Sri Lanka (2:45 PM)
Semi-final 2 (Men's): Bangladesh vs. Pakistan (04:45 PM)