Bangladesh failed to capitalise on their good start as they lost 32-35 against favourites South Korea in the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup at Ahmedabad, India on Thursday.
As a result, Bangladesh's hopes of progressing to the last four received a major jolt as hosts India and the Koreans now look odds-on favourites to make it to the semi-finals from Group A.
The raiders in red and green started brightly but lost their way later. By the end of the game, Bangladesh led the tackle points 11-6 and extra points 4-3. Both the sides also had equal number of all-out points (4-4) but the Koreans dominated the raid points 22-13.
Earlier in the tournament, Bangladesh thrashed England 52-18 before being humbled by the home side 57-20.
The Korans now lead the Group A standings with 15 points from three matches while India are second with 11 points from as many games. Bangladesh are third with six points from three matches. England, Australia and Argentina are fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.