Third day of 4th IKF Asia Korfball Championship started with India against Sri Lanka. This contest was a one sided affair as India defeated Sri Lanka by 61-8. This was the highest scoring match of the tournament.
Second match of the day was between Chinese Taipei and China. The world no. 2 again proved why they are the best in Asia as they outplayed China 25-7. The top scorers of the match Nien – Hua Huang and Yong- Bing Yang with 6 and 2 goals respectively for Chinese Taipei and China.
The afternoon session began with India up against Hong Kong China. India again started the match well at the initial stages but could not maintain the momentum for long. The score line at half time was 12-9 in the favor of Hong Kong China.
The match went neck to neck until the final whistle. The Indian shooters were again off the mark despite of very good rebounding particularly by Indian captain Pardeep Dahiya, they had a very low conversion rate whereas in contrast Hong Kong China scored at almost every opportunity they got. The match ended with Hong Kong China defeating India by 19 goals to 17.If India had won the match China would have qualified and this would have ended Hong Kong China’s hopes of reaching the finals. The player of the match was by far Wing- Yan Cheung who also was the top scorer of the match with 9 goals. Aditya Nandal scored 5 goals for India.
The last match of the day was also the last for Sri Lankan’s as the places for finals and third place match were already decided. Nonetheless it was a valiant effort by the team from South Asian Region. They enjoyed being a part of this tournament as this was their first International appearance. The score line after the match read 29-8 in the favor of China. Top scorers of the match were Yin-Zhou and Farnendo Dilip with 6 and 4 goals respectively for China and Sri Lanka.
Today the teams placings for finals and 3rd place position were decided.
Tomorrow the first match will be played for the bronze medal between China and India at 05:30 GMT and later on at 07:30 GMT the Asian Champion for the fourth edition IKF AKC will be decided between Hong Kong China and Chinese Taipei.