Last Updated: July 17, 2022, 16:49 IST
The Indian males’s basketball staff’s marketing campaign on the FIBA Asia Cup 2022 got here to an finish after a crushing 63-104 loss in opposition to Lebanon in its last Group D match on the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, on Sunday.
The loss meant India completed their outing on the fourth and final place in Group D. Only the highest staff from every group progressed to the quarter-finals, whereas the second and third-placed nations superior to the playoffs.
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This was India’s third straight defeat within the competitors, having earlier misplaced to New Zealand (47-100) and the Philippines (59-101).
The match in opposition to world No 54 Lebanon began off on a dismal be aware for India as they have been down 18-4 throughout the first 4 minutes. Ranked 82 on this planet, India failed to offer any resistance to the surging Lebanon staff and additional slumped to 57-23 earlier than half-time.
The match ended 104-63 in Lebanon’s favour, placing an finish to India’s dismal marketing campaign on the continental showpiece, an olympics.com report stated.
Muin Bek Hafeez and Pratyanshu Tomar have been the highest scorers for India within the match with every of them scoring 11 factors. Amritpal Singh was the subsequent greatest with 10 factors. Lebanon, alternatively, have been aided by Yousef Khayat’s 15 factors and Jonathan Alredge’s 14.
India’s greatest efficiency on the FIBA Asia Cup got here in 1975 once they completed fourth.