Hangzhou. The Indian men’s volleyball team continued its stellar performance at the Asian Games on Friday with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-22) win over Chinese Taipei, ranked 43rd in the world. 25-21) and entered the quarterfinals. India will face fifth-ranked Japan in the world in the quarter-finals.
In this match, India made a strong comeback after trailing 15-20 in the first set and won the first set 25-22 through excellent blocks by Ashwal Rai and Erin Varghese.
After this, Chinese Taipei gave a tough challenge to India in the second set also. However, the Indian team won the second set 25-22 in the match that lasted 29 minutes and took a 2-0 lead.
The Indian volleyball team maintained its dominance in the third set as well and made it to the quarterfinals by winning 25-21 in this set that lasted 29 minutes.
In the match, young Amit shared 16 points and the experienced pair of Vineet and Ashwal shared 26 points. At the same time, Ashwal has more than 50 points in three matches and has emerged as an excellent player in this tournament.
Earlier, India had topped the group stage by defeating 2018 Asian Games medalist South Korea in a thrilling five-set match.
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