26 May 2024, 19:57

Bangladesh make flying start in Bangabandhu Cup Int'l Kabaddi

DHAKA, May 26, 2024 (BSS)- Defending champions Bangladesh make a flying start
in the fourth edition of prestigious Bangabandhu Cup 2024 International
Kabaddi Tournament beating South Korea by 67-22 points with five lonas in the
inaugural match held at the Shaheed Suhrawardy Indoor Stadium here on Sunday.

The hosts clearly dominated the first period of play by taking a 24-11 points

Mizanur Rahman, the efficient raider scored 21 points arriving as the lone
destroyer. There was nobody near to challenge Mizan for the crown of the man
of the match. Bangladesh skipper Arduzzaman Munshi was also in fine form with
10 points beside his name.

After a cautious start by both the parties, it was Bangladesh who gradually
stamped their authority. Arduzzaman and Co. inserted the first lona when
Bangladesh's point was 11 and the second lona was earned while the point was

The other three lonas came in the second half on 33, 43 and 45 points.

Bangladesh imposed a superb defending line regularly frustrating the Korean
raiders who looked a little tired.

Bangladesh faces Malaysia in the second match of the tournament scheduled to
be held tomorrow (Monday) at 5 pm at the same venue.

Mizanur Rahman, who became the player of the opening match for his
contribution in Bangladesh winning the match against stronger South Korea,
said they wanted to continue the winning spree and win the fourth title of
the tournament.

After winning the match, the raider said: "By the grace of the Almighty Allah
we won the match. This is the tournament's fourth edition and we have won it
three times. We won the opening game, which gave us a strong start, and every
member of the team gave it their all. Hopefully, we'll continue the winning
spree in the remaining matches and keep the title home."

About the day's victory, he said all of our players played well today and
that's why our opponents could not stand and we won the match.



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