Nepal began its campaign in kho kho at the 13th South Asian Games with victories in both men’s and women’s categories in Kirtipur on Sunday.
In the men’s category, Nepal overcame Bangladesh with a close margin of 21-19 to get its initial three points of the competition. Nepal began the game as the chasers during the initial innings and gained a total of 12 points. In the second turn, Bangladesh got as many points as the first innings.
The Nepali team included Dhan Bahadur Chaudhary, Kushal Mecche and Ganesh Bishwakarma who all acquired four points for the team.
Nepal headed the game 21-12 in the first turn of the second innings, but Bangladesh earned seven points more to take the score to 21-19 in the third turn of the second innings.
Furthermore, in the women’s category, Nepal fought to beat Bangladesh 11-9 to get its first three points of the competition. Nepal controlled the first inning with good performance as it gathered 11 points. It only provided the opponent team Bangladesh, who could not perform a suitable challenge in the set, five points. The score went to 11-5 at the end of the first innings.
In the first turn of the second innings, Bangladesh succeeded to get only four points, which then saw Nepal clinch the match without even having to play the next turn. Nepal on Monday will take on India in its second match.
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