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India to be SABA's sole representative at FIBA Asia Cup 2017
India handily defeated Nepal, 90-44, for their fourth win in as many games at the tournament, bookending a dominant run that saw them beat opponents by an average of 46.5 points per game. As has been the case throughout the competition, the dynamic duo of Amritpal Singh and Vishesh Bhriguvanshi proved to be unstoppable for the Indians as they methodically dismantled Nepal's defensive efforts. They effectively propelled India to a five-peat championship streak in SABA.
Asia cup qualifier— Sports India (@SportsIndia3) May 23, 2017
India beat Nepal by 90-44 in final game to win South Asian basketball championship and qualify for Asia cup
Nepal were outmatched from the beginning, heading into this contest winners of just one game out of their first three. They were undersized and noticeably short on talent compared to India, and it showed in every aspect of the match.
This result makes India join the lineup of qualified teams for the FIBA Asia Cup 2017, which already includes recent SEABA kings the Philippines, Gulf champions Qatar, West Asia teams Iran, Jordan, Syria and Iraq, Oceania squads Australia and New Zealand and hosts Lebanon. They also officially join the Asian Qualifiers for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019, which begin in November.