Saudi Arabia continued their perfect start to the 20th Asian Handball Championship with a 30-13 win over Australia at the Ministry of Sports Hall in Dammam.
The top five teams in the tournament will qualify for the 2023 World Handball Championships to be held in Poland and Sweden.
The Saudi team will face Iran — who also have maximum points after beating India 42-29 — on Thursday, knowing a win will ensure top spot in group B.
This will be a new feat for a Saudi team that has never topped its group before, having previously finished runners-up seven times, along with two third and four fourth-place finishes.
India will take on Australia in the other group match.