Kabaddi World Cup: Jang Kun Lee steals the show in last two minutes
Jang Kun Lee put on an exceptional show and scored 15 points (Image Credit: 2016kabaddiworldcup.com)
It was a must win match for Bangladesh against Rep of Korea to keep their hopes alive at this Kabaddi World Cup. In the 40-minute game, all were going in favor of Bangladesh as they managed to silence super star from Korea Chan Kun Lee. But, it is never too late for Lee to come back and turn the match and that is what he did in last two minutes. The bonus king of Kabaddi not even took the bonus but his last raid turned out to be super raid that took the game and hopes away from Bangladesh.
In the biggest contest of the day, Korean were down to 0-9 in the first five minutes of the game and the all out induced by Bangladesh broke their courage. Till the first half Bangladesh retained their lead and stopped Jang Kun Lee to score. Lee flipped things in the last minutes by scoring super raid and taking Korea to 31 points against 28 of Bangladesh which decided the match in favor of the Koreans. The win means Korea is at the top in Pool A standing with India at third position.
Elsewhere in the first match of the day between Kenya and Thailand the team made a comfortable 53-21 win over Kenya. Thailand captain Khomsan Thongkham led the match from front scoring 14 points and that made his the lead raid scorer of Kabaddi World Cup as well. It was well strategized by Thailand to stop Kenyan captailn David Mosambayi who was kept on bench for 24 minutes in 40 minutes game.
In Pool B, Iran is undefeated and standing at the top but the fight for second position is on between Japan, Thailand and Kenya. The close match between Iran and Kenya kept the Caribbean team alive in the tournament even after the big loss against Thailand.