In men's 5th-6th place classification match at the Songnim Gymnasium here, the Indians rallied to beat the Qataris 25-21 20-25 25-22 20-25 15-10 in a keenly contested match, which lasted an hour and 47 minutes.
     
The match swung from one end to another before India managed to have the last laugh. India finished with a total of 105 points as against 103 scored by their opponents.
     
The Indians started brilliantly and pocketed the first set 25-21 in 22 minutes, but Qatar got their act together soon to drew parity by winning the next one 25-20 to level the scores 1-1.
     
The Indians fought back to restore their lead by winning the third set 25-22 but failed to capitalise on the advantage. They once again squandered the lead to let Qatar snatch the fourth game 25-20 and take the match to the decider.      

In the deciding set, the Indians held on to their nerves to make it 15-10.
     
Gurinder Singh was the top-scorer with 20 points while Govindarajan Ramakrishnan Vaishnav, Naveen Raja Jacob Manidurai and Prabagaran scored 18 points each to help India post a victory on the penultimate day of the competition.
     
For Qatar, Ribeiro Renan was the highest scorer with 21 points to his credit.

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