India's players (in red) tackle Sri Lanka's Nimashi Kokila E. Edirisinghage (C-in blue) during the women's team Group A kabaddi match between India and Sri Lanka Photograph:( AFP )
Indian women's kabaddi team romped to their third win in three matches after defeating Sri Lanka 38-12 in the group stage match. The Women in blue have been unbeaten so far in the competition.
The team displayed a dominant game and raced to a 10-0 lead against the Lankans with just five minutes on the clock. They barely broke into a sweat here.
Women's Kabaddi | India win their 3rd consecutive match as they beat Sri Lanka 38-12— India@AsianGames2018 (@India_AllSports) August 21, 2018
To take on Indonesia n their last pool match later today #AsianGames2018
Meanwhile, Indian swimmer Virdhawal Khade created a national record to qualify to the finals of men’s 50m freestyle category after topping Heat 5 with a timing of 22.43 seconds.
Swimming | Virdhawal Khade has qualified for Final of 50m Freestyle clocked 22.43s (which is a new NR). Its 3rd fastest timing in the heats overall— India@AsianGames2018 (@India_AllSports) August 21, 2018
Final scheduled at1700 hrs IST
Khade now holds all the 3 NRs in Freestyle (50m, 100m & 200m) #AsianGames pic.twitter.com/jY5suI63on
In Rowing, Dattu Bhokanal also made it to the finals of the men's single sculls event after topping his repechage race with a timing of 7:45.71.
India's medal tally stands at five which includes two gold, two silver and a bronze.