Defending champions Iran defeated India in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship which is being held in Changsha-Hunan. India came into the match riding on the back of a confident win against Malaysia in the first game. However, they failed to outplay Iran.
India had a forgettable start to the game when they trailed by 16-points at the end of the first quarter. The Indian hoopsters then managed to rally around and came up with a 9 point run in the second quarter. The teams were fairly even during the second quarter and ended the first half of the game with a score of 39-30 in favour of Iran.
Defending FIBA Asia Champions change gears in second half
Iran changed their gears in the second half as five players from the team scored in double-figures. India’s hopes of pulling off a major surprise were put to bed due to the same and the match ended with a score line of 88-66.
Iran’s Mohammad Hassanzadeh was the standout player of the match as he scored 18 points along with 3 steals. Meanwhile, Amjyot Singh once against stood out for India with his 26 points and 9 rebounds.
India next faces Japan in the FIBA Asia Championship Group A.
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