Nepal’s men, women team off to winning starts in Kho KhoNepal edged Bangladesh 21-19 in the men's event while Nepali women registered a narrow 11-9 win over the same opponent.
Nepal made a winning start in both men's and women's kho kho under 13th South Asian Games in Kirtipur on Sunday.
Nepal edged Bangladesh 21-19 in the men's event while Nepali women registered a narrow 11-9 win over the same opponent.
The win meant Nepal added three points to their account in the round-robin league of both categories that features four teams—Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Dhana Prasad Chaudhary, Kushal Meche and Ganesh Bishwakarma added four points each in Nepali men’s team victory.
Nepal's men’s team will take on India, who edged Sri Lanka 21-8 in their second match on Monday. In the women's category, India thumped Sri Lanka 32-4. The women's team will also vie with India.
Pakistan to vie with India for volleyball gold
Pakistan have set up a gold medal clash against India in the men’s volleyball tournament under the South Asian Games. In the second semifinal played at the Dashrath Stadium covered hall on Sunday, Pakistan stormed past Bangladesh in straight sets 25-15, 25-21, 26-24.
Earlier in the day, South Asian giants and defending champions India brushed aside Sri Lanka in the first semi-final match.
India edged Sri Lanka in four sets as they won 3-1. A hard-fought first set win at 27-25 for India was followed by a relatively easier 25-19 win in the second. However, Sri Lanka found their rhythm in the third set as they made a brief comeback by winning 25-21. Despite their spirited performance in the fourth set, India poured cold water on the island nation’s hopes, as they secured their berth at the tournament final with a 25-21 win in the fourth set.
Hosts Nepal had crashed out of the group stage of the tournament following their defeats to Bangladesh and India.