Tournament favourites and 3 time gold medallists India demolished island nation Sri Lanka 49-16 in their 1st match of the South Asian Games 2019. India won by a comfortable 33 points at APF Hallchowk, Kathmandu.
India (vs Sri Lanka) Starting-7
- Amit Hooda (Right Corner)
- Vishal Bharadwaj (Left Corner)
- Sunil Kumar (Right Cover)
- Parvesh Bhainwal (Left Cover)
- Pawan Sehrawat (Right Raider)
- Naveen Kumar (Right Raider)
- Deepak Hooda (Left Raider)
Pawan Sehrawat and Naveen Kumar ran through the Sri Lanka defines to establish a 16 point lead at half-time. Soon Darshan Kadian and Nitesh Kumar got opportunity in the second half and both played well. In the second-half India took it easy by playing on 3rd raids.
Sri Lanka coming into this match after stunning Pakistan found Indian squad too hot to handle.
India is set to play Pakistan in the evening session tomorrow.