Indian men's handball team lost too many points © Getty Images
Indian men’s handball team lost too many points © Getty Images ( Representational Photo)  

Incheon: Sep 21, 2014

The Indian handball contingent experienced a mixed Sunday at the Asian Games here with the women’s team forcing a come-from-behind 26-26 tie against Thailand while the men suffered a second straight defeat, going down 19-39 to hosts South Korea in their respective preliminary round matches.

The men, having lost 20-39 against Chinese Taipei in the first match Saturday, trailed 6-21 in the first half but managed to reduce the deficit.

However, they couldn’t mastermind a turnaround and lost the post-break session 13-18 at the Seonhak Handball Gymnasium.

They are scheduled to face Japan in their third and final Group D match Monday.

Later, the women were trailing 10-15 after the first half but rallied to equalize in the second session with a score of 16-11, forcing a tie in their Group A match at the Suwon Gymnasium.

The women had lost 11-47 to hosts South Korea in their first match on  Saturday. They will play their third and final match against China Monday.