Seven-time champions India thrashed Chinese Taipei 50-27 in a Group A match to enter the semifinals of the men's kabaddi competition and assure a medal at the Asian Games here on Thursday. The victory took India atop the points table, with Chinese Taipei now in the second spot. In kabaddi, the two losing semifinalists are awarded bronze medals since the 2010 edition at Guangzhou. Dipika Pallikal, Harinderpal Singh Sandhu Win Gold Medal in Mixed Doubles Squash at Asian Games 2023.

India inflicted three all-outs on their opponents while the raiders notched four bonus points. The Indians lead Chinese Taipei 28-12 in the first half before pocketing 22 more points as against their opponent's 15 in the second period.

Chinese Taipei also made an all-out on the Indian team. India will face Japan in their final group match later on Thursday. India were bronze medallist in the 2018 edition in Jakarta.

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