It was the match between four less experienced teams in Kabaddi mat but the matches turned out to be interesting. Day four had two matches scheduled; England was playing against Australia and Thailand was playing against Poland
First Match: England Vs Australia
In the first match played between England and Australia, it was England who took the lead in both halves, first and second to score their first win of the tournament. Australian players like Campbell Brown, Stephen Milne and Adam Schneider made great efforts to turn the match but it was Tope from England who gave Australia run for their money.
England created history by scoring maximum points of the match and Tope scored the most raid points by any player in the Kabaddi World Cup. Tope scored 20 raid points to take the match away from Aussies. Between the two teams it wasn’t difficult to choose the winner as England led the match from the first raid. While Aussie defense is known for their skill the department remained silent and wasn’t able to silence Tope as well. England defeated Australia with 44 points margin and a final score of 69-25.
Second Match: Thailand Vs Poland
In the next match between Thailand and Poland, Khunakon Chanjaroen of Thailand scored total 15 points (10 raid and five tackle) for a complete show stopper performance alongside captain Thongkham. Thailand kept the pressure on Poland and didn’t let them score easily by scoring super raids and all out by Thailand. The four point raid by Chanjaroen gave Thailand the lead of 24-4 and from there the team didn’t look back.
Like England, Thailand also managed to cross the mark of 60 points and defeated Poland by 65-25. Poland made a comeback when they played against Kenya in their previous match but this time Thailand was difficult to beat. In the last few minutes, Poland did score to reach a respectable score but it was too little too late and the match went in favour of Thailand.