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Hosts make winning begin

Bangladesh returned from a set down to beat Nepal 3-1 in the opening match of the Bangabandhu Asian Senior Men’s Central Zone International Volleyball Championship at the Shaheed Suhrawardi Indoor Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.

The hosts, who had won the second release of this competition in Dhaka in 2016 preceding skirting the third version in Maldives a year ago, secured the principal match of the six-group occasion, which likewise incorporates Maldives, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

It was a sweet vengeance for the hosts who had lost both the agreeable matches against their Nepalese partners amid a two-coordinate arrangement in Kathmandu a year ago.

After a long opening service, Alipour Aroji’s charges made a solid begin to the diversion, taking a five-point lead halfway through the primary set. Be that as it may, their amusement all of a sudden decreased and various unforced blunders saw them surrender the lead before in the long run losing the set by 24-26 focuses.

Notwithstanding, the men dressed in red and green skiped back in style and drove the second set liberally before finishing it off 25-18. They just became more grounded in the third set and easily handled their resistance in a 25-14 point win in the third set.




The group from the Himalayan country however, battled back firmly in the fourth set, bringing it last possible minute. The match-choosing set turned out to be a rollercoaster undertaking, however Bangladesh’s strength in the long run won as they guaranteed five straight indicates take the set 25-21, in this way fixing the triumph.

Despite the fact that it finished in a persuading win for the hosts, things could have turned out badly had they neglected to grab the activities in key snapshots of the diversion. They became solid rationally as the diversion wore on and did not give the restriction a chance to get their noses in front. Horosit Biswas, who is wearing the chief’s armband set up of consistent captain Al Zabir, conceded that there were a couple of nerves before all else.

“We didn’t make a decent begin. Our getting and blocking was bad in the primary set,” he said. “After the opening set, the mentor instructed us to enhance those perspectives. He additionally brought up some specialized and strategic stuff which helped us enhance our execution in the accompanying sets.”

“It can occur in volleyball. The critical thing is to recuperate rapidly from your slip-ups. Nepal are a decent side, yet we had beaten them previously. So we knew we could win,” said the chief, who additionally expressed gratitude toward the league authorities and different dignitaries for supporting the home group with their essence.

Bangladesh will play their next match, their last round of Group An, against Maldives on Monday. Prior to that, Nepal will play against Maldives in the second round of Group A today after Kyrgyzstan go up against Turkmenistan in a gathering B installation prior in the day.