Hosts Nepal, Uzbekistan and India loved convincing wins towards their respective rivals, as embattled Kazakhstan survived a scare from Sri Lanka to narrowly edge previous the decided opponents in dramatic four-setter on Day 2 of the Central Asian Volleyball Association (CAVA) Volleyball Women’s Challenge Cup at NSC Covered Hall in Kathmandu on Tuesday.
Nepal, recent from beating Kyrgyzstan in a totally one-sided affair within the Monday’s curtain-raiser, nonetheless proved too robust for Bangladesh to energy previous the lower-ranked aspect in one other straightforward match 25-10, 25-8, 25-8 for 2 wins in a row in Pool A.
Kamana chipped in with 13 factors for the host nation, whereas Usha added 11 factors to the tally. No Bangladesh participant scored double digits for the crew. Sabina scored solely 5 factors on the Bangladesh’s dropping effort.
India additionally claimed consecutive two wins in Pool A. After shutting out Bangladesh in a simple encounter the day gone by, the Indians made their mark on Tuesday, having little issues in trouncing Kyrgyzstan in comfy straight units 25-17, 25-8, 25-8.
Soorya contributed 16 factors for India, whereas Nirmal and Anushree saved good firm so as to add 12 and 10 factors respectively. Kadyrova led Kyrgyzstan with 5 factors.
In Pool B, Uzbekistan, which pulled off sensational straight-set win towards Sri Lanka on the opening day, continued their successful streak within the one-week event. The Uzbek outfits cruised previous Maldives in one other straightforward match, 25-18, 25-14, 25-4 for 2 wins in a row.
Khodisakhon chipped in with 13 factors for Uzbekistan, whereas Zaynabkhon added 12 and Ezozakhon and Malikabonu scored 10 factors apiece for the successful crew. Hawwa led Maldives with 7 factors.
The different match between Kazakhstan and Sri Lanka was extra thrilling. The Kazakh aspect proved a lot stronger within the looking-easy match as they got here up with highly effective assaults from Uatayeva, Akhmetova and Balagazinova to take the comfy opening set 25-16.
However, the Sri Lankans turned issues round and hit again bravely within the following units. They turned the warmth on the rivals within the second set earlier than happening in a closely-contested battle 26-28. The Sri Lankans went on their robust fightback with good defence within the third set, which they surprisingly beat the taller Kazakh rivals 25-18.
The fourth set was intense as either side tried their finest to win the set which noticed leads change arms momentarily. However, Kazakhstan fared higher on the house stretch, holding the spirited rivals off with their assaults to seize the shut set 29-27 and match.
Uatayeva tallied 20 factors for Kazakhstan, added 15 apiece by Akhmetova and Balagazinova. Preethika scored a match-high 27 factors on the Sri Lanka’s loss, whereas Thilini added essential 21 factors.
After two days, India and Nepal remained unbeaten to complete high two in Pool A with 6 factors apiece, whereas Bangladesh and Kyrgyzstan have but received a match and are searching for their first win within the eight-nation competitors.
Pool B was dominated by Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, each of them had 6 factors apiece from two successive wins. Sri Lanka and Maldives completed third and fourth locations following two losses in a row.
On Wednesday, the final day of the pool round-robin preliminaries, Kyrgyzstan will tackle Bangladesh in Pool A, with India and hosts Nepal combating it out to win the essential match which can decide the highest spot in Pool A.
In Pool B, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan arrange a highly-anticipated match as the 2 undefeated sides will battle it out to vie for the Pool B winners. Sri Lanka will tackle Maldives to attempt for his or her first success within the event.
However, with solely high two groups from every pool advancing, 4 unbeaten groups, India and Nepal in Pool A and Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in Pool B, are assured of constructing the reduce for the cross semifinals on May 26.
The remaining 4 groups, Kyrgyzstan and Bangladesh in Pool A and Sri Lanka and Maldives in Pool B, all of them succumbed to 2 straight losses, are fairly sure of being relegated to classification spherical for Fifth-Eighth locations, which shall be held on May 25.
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