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Men's hockey team win big, men's kabaddi side disappoint in Asiad

  • Published at 04:10 pm August 22nd, 2018
Hockey
Bangladesh's Mainul Islam Kaushik shoots at goal during their Asian Games match against Kazakhstan in Jakarta Wednesday AFP

Here are the snippets from Bangladesh’s events Wednesday in the 18th edition of the Asiad

Bangladesh kabaddi’s campaign ended Wednesday with the exit of the men’s team, which means, for the first ever time at the Asian Games in 28 years, there will be no medal for the country in the kabaddi events.  

Hockey however, brought some positives on Eid-ul-Adha. 

It was an easier opponent in Kazakhstan, compared to Oman in the previous game, but the scoreline provided glimpses of Bangladesh’s improved attacking instincts. 

Meanwhile, there were defeats in both the basketball games but there were some signs of fighting spirit at the beginning of both the ties. 

Here are the snippets from Bangladesh’s events Wednesday in the 18th edition of the Asiad.

Hockey

Mohammad Khorshedur Rahman netted two goals as Bangladesh team registered their second straight win at the Asiad 2018, beating Kazakhstan convincingly 6-1 at GBK field in Jakarta Wednesday morning.

Along with Khorshedur’s brace, Mohammad Fazle Hossain Rabby, Russel Mahmud Jimmy, Mainul Islam Kaushik and Mamunur Rahaman Chayan bagged one apiece. 

Tashkeyeb scored the consolation for Kazakhstan in the last quarter.

The scoreline says much about Bangladesh’s dominance throughout the game. 

Gobinathan Krishnamurthy’s charges won a total of 11 penalty corners with Khorshedur and Chayan both trying their luck five each.

Khorshedur’s goals came in the last two quarters while Chayan, for whom it could be the last Asiad, finally converted his chances in the last minute of the game. 

Rabby earlier gave Bangladesh the lead in the 11th minute with Jimmy doubling the lead in the same quarter.

Bangladesh’s only goal in the second quarter was scored by Kaushik.

Bangladesh will face a strong and higher-ranked Malaysia side in their next Group B match Friday before taking on Pakistan and Thailand in their remaining group fixtures.

Kabaddi

Bangladesh men’s kabaddi team conceded a defeat of 38-18 against South Korea in their last Group A match at Theatre Garuda, Taman Mini, West Java in the afternoon.  

The defeat confirmed Bangladesh’s exit from the Asiad kabaddi.

Bangladesh fought neck-and-neck with the South Koreans in the first quarter-hour mark with Sabuj catching the first raider of the opponent to earn his side the first two points of the game.

The game was locked at 6-6 at one stage before turning one-sided as the first half ended 18-8. 

The second half was no different with Bangladesh getting 10 points and the South Koreans doubling it.

Shooting

Rifles events of of the shooting discipline ended for Bangladesh Wednesday after Suraiya Akter and Sharmin Shilpa failed to qualify from the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions at Jakabaring Complex in Palembang in the morning.

Suraiya was ranked 25th out of 33 participants with a total score of 1130, 375 from kneeling, 382 from prone and 373 from standing. 

Shilpa was placed at the bottom of the ranking with a score of 1097, 368 from kneeling, 377 from prone and 352 from standing.

Basketball

Bangladesh began their basketball campaign in the 3-on-3 event after losing both of their games on their first day at the Asiad, but it was a close fight on both occasions.

Bangladesh team, comprising Mahfuzul Haque, Sajid Istiaque, Mostafa Chowdhury and Shahanur Rahman, started off by losing to Kyrgyzstan 10-7 in their opening game before conceding  a 17-13 defeat against Mongolia.

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