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Indian basketball team will take on Saudi Arabia in their next match © Getty Images (File photo)

Incheon: Sep 20, 2014

Indian male cagers started their Asian Games campaign on a resounding note, thrashing a lowly Palestine 89-49 in their opening Group B encounter at the Hwaseong Sports Complex Gymnasium today. India dominated Palestine in all the four quarters with Amjyot Singh turning out to be the highest scorer for the formers with 25 points.

The Indians raced to a 20-6 lead in the first quarter and then extended it to 40-23 at the second break. Palestine tried to make a comeback of a sort in the third quarter but the Indians managed to hold on to their lead to go into the penultimate break leading 68-41. The last quarter completely belonged to India as they toyed with Palestine defence to pocket the tie in their favour. India will take on Saudi Arabia in their next group match tomorrow.

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