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India beat Pakistan in volleyball too

In another Indo-Pak contest, the Indian volleyball team thrashed their opponents by a 3-0 margin in a play-off for minor placings in the 14th Asian Games here.

india Updated: Oct 10, 2002 21:08 IST

In another Indo-Pak contest, the Indian volleyball team thrashed their opponents by a 3-0 margin in a play-off for minor placings in the 14th Asian Games here on Thursday.

The Indian team carved out a 25-15 25-17 25-15 victory to set up a clash with Chinese Taipei for the 5-6th places.
Taipei beat Qatar 25-14 25-22 25-19 in the other match.

India left out the usual setters Raghuveer Singh, Abhijeet Bhattacharjee, P V Sunil Kumar and V Ravikanth and instead played Kapil Dev as the setter.

Kapil Dev did an excellent job and had nearly 55 per cent success rate. Arun Kakhmola was used as a libero and he also performed well.

In the attack, Tom Joseph was more prominent as compared to Jobi Joseph and Amir Singh. Kapil Dev and Rajesh also chipped in the attack while Subba Rao was the pick of the Indian team in blocks.

India maintained a marginal lead in all the three games and were really threatened by the Pakistanis.

Pakistan fielded its best six with Syed Ishfag Hussain as the libero and shuffled setters Iqbal Muhammad Zafar, Kashif Mansoor and Mohammad Elahi with Ihsan Ulla Khan, Bakhat Rasal and Muhammad Tufail in the attack.