Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Kazakhstan`s water polo team defeated South Korea 16-9 in the first match of men`s group A at the Senayan Aquatic Stadium here on Saturday.

Kazakhstan player Mikhail Ruday scored three goals, the highest number for his team, while the South Korean player who scored the most was Kim Donghyeok, also with 3 goals.

In that match, Kazakhstan took the lead in the first quarter with a 5-1 score, and was able to maintain their superiority in the second quarter, with a score of 10-2.

In the third quarter, the two teams drew and were able to score three goals, but in total, Kazakhstan led with a score of 15-5.

In the closing quarter, Seonuk Lee and his team mates tried to catch up by playing attack, resulting in being scoring four goals, or more than Kazakhstan in the same quarter, which only scored 3 goals.

But in total, Rustam Ukumanov and his team still excelled, and won the match with a score of 16-9.

In other matches in the same group, Iran defeated Singapore with a score of 11-5.

Mehdi Yazdankhah and Mohammadjavad Abbasi scored the most goals for the Iranians, 3 goals against Singapore, while Singapore`s top scorer, Jian Ying Koh, also scored 3 goals.

Kazakhstan and Iran`s victory led them both to be ranked top in the group A standings in the men`s water polo 2018 Asian Games with two points.

As for South Korea and Singapore, they have to settle for being ranked third and fourth. *** 4 ***

Reporting by A Malik Ibrahim

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