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England hammer Argentina 68-28 in Kabaddi World Cup

Updated: Oct 15, 2016 11:32 IST

Ahmedabad [India], Oct.15 (ANI): A terrific raiding performance by England saw them record a comfortable 68-28 win over Argentina in the Group A clash of the ongoing Kabaddi World Cup at the iconic stadium `The Arena by TransStadia` last evening here.

Tope Adewalure led from the front and scored 19 points to lead England to a comfortable win. Keshav Gupta and Someshwar Kalia chipped in with 10 and 13 points respectively as England dominated the match with five all outs.

It was 1-1 in the second minute as Argentina got a raid point whereas England responded with a tackle point.Adewalure scored two points in the second minute and was immediately sent to the bench by Mariano Pasqual as Argentina trailed 2-3. England led 7-3 after six minutes as Adewalure earned a quick bonus point. Argentinian defence scored their second point in the ninth minute as they trailed 5-9.

Keshav Gupta scored with a two-point raid in the 10th minute to give England 12-5 lead. Adewalure scored two points as England inflicted an all out in the 11th minute to lead 16-6. England began to assert their supremacy as the match went on as their defence tightened the noose on Argentinian raiders. Argentina relied on bonus points in the first half and scored just two touch points.

England led 23-8 after 16 minutes as Tope Adewalure scored his ninth point of the match. England inflicted the second all out in the 19th minute to lead 29-9 as Tope Adewalure attained a super 10 in the first half. Tejash Depala hit a high five as England led 33-9 at the end of the first half.

Argentina began the second half in better form and scored three points in two minutes to trail 12-34. But Tope Adewalure was in excellent raiding form and scored his 14th point as England led 38-14 after 24 minutes. Argentina suffered the third all out of the match as they trailed 14-42 after 25 minutes.

England were relentless and punished Argentina's silly defensive errors to lead 50-16. Argentina forced a super tackle in the 30th minute to senAdewalure to the bench as they trailed 18-50. Adewalure scored two more points in 32nd minute as England inflicted the fourth all out to lead 56-20.

Argentina forced a super raid in 35th minute with Jorge Barazza scoring three points as they trailed 25-57. Keshav Gupta achieved a super 10 and made a crucial contribution in England's victory. England led 66-26 as they inflicted another all out on Argentina in the 39th minute. Argentina gave away far too many easy points and England made them suffer as they won 68-28.

It was Argentina's third successive defeat and the third time they conceded 68 points in a match, as they remain bottom of the table. England moved to third place in Group A with 10 points from three matches.(ANI)

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