Iran defeated the basketball team of Kazakhstan in the second round of the 22nd Asian Nations Cup in Harbin, China on Saturday, IRNA reported.
Playing a quarterfinal match, Iran managed to overcome Kazakhstan 92-85.
The Iranian side needs a win over Qatar Sunday to cruise into the semifinals.
Iran has been grouped with South Korea, Kazakhstan, and Qatar. In its first clash Tuesday, Iran at last defeated Taiwan. Iran, which had lost all matches to the Taiwanese managed to win 84-73. On September 24, Iran overcame the Syrian side 82-67 in a second-day match of the 22nd edition.
China`s basketball team overpowered Iran 93-69 Thursday to top Group C.
South Korea defeated Iran`s basketball team in their second-round opening match Friday.
Iran lost to its powerful opponent 105-81.
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