Pakistan and India are facing each other in the Kabaddi World Cup finals.
Pakistan and India beat their respective opponents Iran and Australia in the semifinals at Punjab Stadium Lahore. Pakistan had defeated Iran 52-30 and India beat Australia 42-32.
Pakistan has qualified for the finals fifth time in the history of Kabaddi World Cup.
Finals will be held today at 7 pm at Punjab Stadium Lahore.
Australia will fight with Iran in the third play-off before the decider.
Iran offered good assistance in the first few minutes. Both were locked 6-6 at one stage. But Pakistan played well and extended the lead with a good pace.
Pakistan was leading 29-17 at half time. It then beat Iranians with a good margin in the second half.
Shehzad Akmal Dogar, Sajjad Gujjar, Nafees Gujjar, and Waqas Butt performed well in the middle.
Sajjad Gujjar was named as the best stopper whereas Waqas butt was declared as the best raider of the clash.
The match was supervised by Asif Rasheed and Fazal Haq Gujjar.
Pakistan Kabaddi Federation (PKF) secretary Mohammad Sarwar said, “It would be a tough final as both are good teams,”
“But Pakistan will play in front of the home crowd and that point can be exploited by our players,”
On the other hand, India beat Australia in semi-finals. India was leading 28-14. It succeeded with 42-32 at the end.
Ravi Prakash was awarded as the best raider. Amritpal Singh was awarded as the best defender.