Ahmedabad: Continuing their winning streak, South Korea defeated England 56-17 in the ongoing Kabaddi World Cup here on Sunday.
Korea rested their big guns, including Jang Kun Lee, but still notched a comfortable win.
Two defenders from Korea attained a high five whereas for England, Tejesh Depala scored 10 points.
The Korean defence didn’t give any breathing space to English raiders as they could score only six raid points during the match.
Korea opened their account with a tackle point in the third minute to take 1-0 lead.
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England made a slow start and struggled to get any points on the board in the first five minutes as Korea led 4-0.
Korea got their first touch point in the sixth minute through a raid by Cheol Gyu Shin to lead 5-0.
England were down to just two men and forced a super tackle in the ninth minute to open their account as they trailed 2-7.
Korea inflicted the first all out in the 11th minute to lead 12-2. England raiders had a poor first half as they couldn’t muster a single point in the first 12 minutes.
Tope Adewalure, the leading raider in the World Cup, was kept quiet by the stingy Korea defence, while Depala scored three tackle points for England in the first half.
Korea inflicted the second all out of the match to lead 23-3 after 17 minutes.
Keshav Gupta finally scored their first raid point in the 18th minute as England trailed 4-23. Yong Joo achieved a high five in the first as Korea led 27-4 at the end of the first half.
England forced a super tackle in the 22nd minute to trail 6-28. It was the English raiders which let them down and as they picked up the second raid point in 24th minute.
Depala forced his third super tackle as England trailed 9-30 after 24 minutes. Korea inflicted the third all out in the 26th minute to lead 35-9.
Korea led 38-12 after 30 minutes as England’s raiders continued to struggle.
Adewalure finally scored his first point in his eighth raid in the 32d minute, but Cheol Gyu Shin attained a super 10 in the 34th minute as Republic of Korea led 41-14.
Kim Gyung Tae achieved a high five and became the second Korean player to do so as they strengthened their hold on the match.
Lee Dong Geon came on as a substitute and scored four points with a super raid in the 35th minute as Korea led 45-16.
Another all out was inflicted by the Koreans in the 37th minute to lead 49-17.
It was a disappointing night for England as they struggled to cope with the wily Korean defence as Korea wrapped up the issue to remain unbeaten in the tournament.
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