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Rishank Devadiga scripts record as UP Yoddha crush Jaipur Pink Panthers in PKL

Rishank Devadiga scored 28 points for UP Yoddha against Jaipur Pink Panthers, making the record for most points scored by a raider in a a Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) match.

other sports Updated: Oct 12, 2017 23:16 IST
Press Trust of India
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Action from the Jaipur Pink Panthers and UP Yoddha Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) match at Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium in Jaipur on Thursday. (PTI)

Rishank Devadiga wrote his name in history books by scoring 28 points as UP Yoddha hammered Jaipur Pink Panthers 53-32 in a Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) in Jaipur on Thursday.

Devadiga created the record for most points scored by a raider in a a Pro Kabaddi League match.

UP Yoddha also recorded the highest number of points scored by any team in Pro Kabaddi Season 5.

From the first minute, UP Yoddha dominated proceedings and were relentless throughout the match.

It was Jaipur Pink Panthers’ Navneet Gautam’s last match in PKL and it ended on a sour note.

Gautam, who captained his team on the night, couldn’t get on the score sheet. Tushar Patil scored eight points for Jaipur Pink Panthers.

Jaipur Pink Panthers remained fifth in Zone B with 51 points from 21 matches. UP Yoddha have all but qualified for super playoff and are third in Zone A with 59 points from 20 matches.

First Published: Oct 12, 2017 23:02 IST