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Pro Kabaddi League: Bengal Warriors, Dabang Delhi notch thrilling wins

Bengal Warriors produced a solid performance to defeat Bengaluru Bulls in the Pro Kabaddi League 2017.

other sports Updated: Aug 28, 2017 09:44 IST
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Mumbai: Bengal Warriors (Blue) and Bengaluru Bulls (red) players in action during their Pro Kabaddi League 2017 match.(PTI)

Bengal Warriors produced a solid performance to outclass Bengaluru Bulls 32-26 in their Pro Kabaddi League encounter in Mumbai on Sunday.

Surjeet Singh scored eight tackle points for Bengal whereas Rohit Kumar scored seven points for Bengaluru Bulls. Jang Kun Lee also chipped in with six raid points for Bengal Warriors.

Bengal Warriors have now 27 points after eight games Bengaluru Bulls have 23 points after 10 matches.

Jang Kun Lee opened Bengal Warriors’ account in the first minute with a raid point. Bengaluru Bulls in the next three minutes scored four points to lead 4-2.

Deepak Narwal scored a two-point raid in the sixth minute to level the game at 4-4.

Both teams were cautious in the first 10 minutes and scored just a point till 5-5. Rohit Kumar had a quiet first half as did Jang Kun Lee. Bengaluru Bulls led 8-7 after 15 minutes. Bengal Warriors scored four points in three minutes as they went into the break 11-9.

Benga Warriors began the second half with a bang as Virender scored a four-point raid as they led 16-10 after 22 minutes.

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Bengal Warriors then forced an all out in the next minute to lead 20-11. It was Bengaluru’s defence which tried to keep them in the match as Kuldeep Singh achieved a high five.

In the 33rd minute, another tackle point by Bulls reduced the deficit to seven points.

Bengal Warriors led 28-21 after 36 minutes and looked in control of the match.

Bengaluru Bulls tried to make a comeback in the last five minutes but Bengal Warriors saw off their challenge.

Dabang Delhi win

In the second game, it was a third successive defeat for U Mumba as they lost to Dabang Delhi K C 32-33 in a closely contested match.

At the half way mark, both the teams were tied at 17-17 after Mumba took initial lead 8-4 after first seven minutes. But Delhi, banking on successful raids by their skipper Meraj Sheykh (11 points in the match), made it 14-12 after 16 minutes.

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Mumbai skipper Anup Kumar picked up a successful raid to level the scores at the half-way mark.

For Mumbai side, Darshan Kadian picked up two crucial points in his raid to make it 19-17, but Delhi soon made it 19-19 with 15 more minutes left in the game. A successful raid and tackle by Delhi meant they were leading 22-20. The Delhi side also inflicted an all out raid to extend their lead to 27-22.

Bajirao Hodage (4 tackle points) also played a crucial role in Delhi’s third win in eight games. The Mumbai side almost pulled back a heist but fell short by a point to register its sixth loss in nine games.

First Published: Aug 27, 2017 21:55 IST