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India qualify for basketball group stage after beating Afghans

other Updated: Nov 15, 2010 20:30 IST

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India came back strongly in the third and fourth quarters to beat Afghanistan 83-76 in a closely contested match to qualify for the group stage of basketball competition in the Asian Games here today.

India were trailing 14-16 and 30-38 at the end of first and second quarters before staging a comeback.

They levelled the score at 53-53 at the end of the third quarter before running away 83-76 winners at the end of the fourth quarter.

India are now placed in Group F along with Qatar, Iran, Japan, Chinese Taipei and Philippines.

They take on Qatar tomorrow in their first group match.