Bangladesh suffered a heavy 57-20 defeat to holders India in their second match of the Kabaddi World Cup in Ahmadabad, India yesterday.
Bangladesh came into the match on the back of a morale-boosting 52-18 win over England but failed to maintain momentum to be all out four times (four lonas), twice each in either half.
Although the half-hearted Bangladesh was initially on equal footing to have the score at 4-4 at one stage after earning the first point of the match, they could not keep up the tempo as the match progressed in the face of firm challenges from well-built Indians, who were very aggressive in defence.
The Bangladeshi players looked ecstatic after catching the Indian raiders four times in the initial moments but their smiles soon evaporated as India started to earn points one after the other from both raids and defence to finish the first half on a dominating 27-10 points.
Bangladesh will play their third match against leaders South Korea tomorrow.