Indian women drub Japan in kabaddi

Indian women drub Japan in kabaddi

India's players (in white shorts) tackle a Japan player (in black shorts) during the women's team Group A match between India and Japan at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. (AFP Photo)

The Indian contingent registered its first win at the 18th Asian Games as the country's women's Kabaddi team made mincemeat of Japan in their Group A opener in Jakarta on Sunday.

India won 43-12 in a lop-sided encounter.

The Indian women dominated the contest from start to end against the Japanese, recording an emphatic win in their first game on day one of the competitions.

India stayed on track to complete a hat-trick of titles in the multi-sport quadrennial extravaganza.

Japan were never in the match and the gulf in class between the two teams was evident from the beginning.

The men's team, also one of the favourites, start their campaign against Bangladesh later in the day followed by a match against Sri Lanka in the evening.