Iran hurt India's pride in kabaddi yet again as it delivered a second straight knockout punch to the sport's most successful nation in the women's gold medal match of the 18th Asian Games here today.
The two-time defending champions was shocked 24-27 in a thrilling final as the firm favourites settled for silver.
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India's raiders disappointed in the title clash as Iran came from behind to jolt them in the second half.
The Iranian women emulated thus their male counterparts, who had shocked seven-time champions India in the semifinals yesterday.
Payel and Sonali were effective with their raids while the defenders also handled the tackles well as the Indians raced to a 7-3 lead.
The most dangerous looking Iranian was Azadeh Saidisiahbidi but she was forced out after a successful tackle.
Randeep Kaur went for a raid after Iran's two-point raid but she was unsuccessful as Iran gradually reduced the deficit to 6-7.
Randeep though made amends in the next attempt with a two-point raid, pushing India ahead 13-8.
Azadeh touched out Ritu and Manpreet and captain Payel was caught by the Iranian defenders as India led 13-11 at the of first half.
Iran scored six points in a row to race to a 17-13 lead with an all out.
With just two minutes to go, Sakshi Kumari earned two points with a successful raid to make it 24-25 but Iranians held their nerves to prevail.