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13th SAG: Indian men’s and women’s Kho Kho teams storm into finals
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13th SAG: Indian men’s and women’s Kho Kho teams storm into finals

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Kathmandu, Dec 4: Indian men’s and women’s kho kho team registered dominating wins over Sri Lankan teams in the semi-finals to enter their second consecutive finals at the 13th South Asian Games, here on Tuesday.

The men’s team, led by Maharashtra’s Balasahaeb Pokarde, put up an impressive performance in defence as well as in attack to win the match by an innings and 13 points with scores of 21-8.

While Odisha’s Satyajit Singh chased down five points, his teammate Akshay Ganpule ran for more than three minutes to help India enter final.

On the other hand, Nasreen-led women’s team displayed their superiority over Sri Lanka with 32-4 scoreline during the semi-final encounter. 'We played really well today. We did not give the opposition any opportunity to get settled during our chase and we also managed to run well', women’s team skipper Nasreen said after the match.

The men’s team will now face Bangladesh in the final while, the women’s side will defend their title against home team Nepal. (UNI)