India beat Pakistan 48-39 to emerge champions of the fourth World Cup Kabaddi played at the Guru Nanak Stadium here on Saturday night.

Defending champion India retained the title fourth consecutive term defeating Pakistan with a margin of nine points.

Besides, the winner’s trophy, the hosts bagged a cash award of Rs two crore while Pakistan got the runners-up trophy and Rs one crore.

The best raider and stopper of the game, both from the Indian team, were awarded tractors.

In the first-half it was a tiff battle between the two sides. However, as the match progressed India slowly started dominating and finally outsmarted the Pakistani outfit.

Braving cold weather, chief guest of the final — Pakistan’s Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and other dignitaries were present till the match concluded close to midnight.

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