Day 3 saw its fair share of high voltage matches as Round of 16 followed the league matches. Kerala and Himachal Pradesh finished their encounter with a dramatic tie 28-28. Kerala though was knocked out in the Round of 16 as they couldn’t match an Aslam Inamdar-led Maharashtra. Meanwhile, Services started strong by beating Delhi, thanks to a Super 10 from Naveen Kumar.
Haryana, playing at home, defeated Karnataka and Rajasthan to set up a clash with Services on Day 4. Furthermore, Indian Railways became the first team to advance to the quarter-finals on Day 3 by beating Punjab 49-30.
Karnataka's campaign was ended by neighbours Goa who extended their sublime form to win 27-40. They now face Uttar Pradesh in their next knockout.
Vijay and Rakesh added 32 points for Chandigarh, leading the team to a 27-point victory over Uttarakhand 55-28. Chandigarh then followed up with a 57-48 win against Bihar in a high-scoring match. They now face Maharashtra for a quarter-final clash.
69th Senior National Men’s Kabaddi Championship Results, Day 3:
Match 34: Himachal Pradesh tied with Kerala 28-28 (Pool E)
Match 35: BSNL vs Best Bengal (Pool F) No Play
Match 36: Madhya Pradesh beat Telangana 55-38 (Pool G)
Match 37: Andhra Pradesh vs Punjab (Pool H) No Play
Match 38: Assam vs Puducherry (Pool B) No Play
Match 39: Services beat Delhi 35-18 (Pool B)
Match 40: Tripura vs Gujarat (Pool D) No Play
Match 41: Maharashtra beat Tamil Nadu 39-30 (Pool D)
Match 42: Jharkhand beat Jammu & Kashmir 25-32 (Pool E)
Match 43: Haryana beat Karnataka 42-30 (Pool F)
Match 44: Uttar Pradesh beat Chhattisgarh 56-37 (Pool G)
Match 45: Chandigarh beat Uttarakhand 55-28 (Pool H)
Round of 16:
Indian Railways beat Punjab 49-30
Tamil Nadu beat Himachal Pradesh 33-27
Uttar Pradesh beat Delhi 41-16
Goa beat Karnataka 27-40
Services beat Madhya Pradesh 48-17
Haryana beat Rajasthan 24-48
Maharashtra beat Kerala 30-48
Chandigarh beat Bihar 57-48
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