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Pro Kabaddi League 2018: Bengaluru Bulls see off Haryana Steelers

Pawan Sehrawat was the undoubted star for the bulls scoring exactly half the points his team scored. For Haryana Steelers, Vikas Kandola got 14 points while Monu Goyat scored nine points.

pro-kabaddi-league Updated: Oct 24, 2018 22:28 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Bengaluru Bulls are now top of the Zone B table.
Bengaluru Bulls are now top of the Zone B table. (Pro Kabaddi)
         

A turn around in the second half saw Bengaluru Bulls beat Haryana Steelers 42-34 in an inter zone Pro Kabaddi League game on Wednesday. Pawan Sehrawat was the undoubted star for the bulls scoring exactly half the points his team scored. For Haryana Steelers, Vikas Kandola got 14 points while Monu Goyat scored nine points but it wasn’t enough. This was the sixth defeat of the season for Haryana Steelers.

In the first few minutes of the match, it was the raiders who got their teams going. Pawan Sehrawat, Monu Goyat scored points as Haryana Steelers led 3-2 after three minutes. Rohit Kumar got his first raid point of the match in the fourth minute as Bengaluru Bulls trailed 3-5. Another raid by Rohit leveled the scored at 5-5 for Bengaluru Bulls in the sixth minute.

It was the battle of the raiders in the first half with both defences having a hard time to get tackle points. Bengaluru Bulls scored just two tackle points in the first half while Haryana Steelers got three.

Monu Goyat – whose heart rate was measured at 151 at one point in the first half – scored with a two-point raid in the 18th minute. Haryana Steelers went into the break holding a slender two-point lead with the score 15-13 in their favour.

Bengaluru Bulls started the second half strongly as first Pawan Sehrawat came up with a super raid in the 24th minute. The Bulls then inflicted the first all out of the match in the 25th minute to lead 21-17.

Pawan Sehrawat came up with another super raid in the 28th minute as Bengaluru Bulls led 26-18. Vikas Kandola scored with four points with two raids and saved his team from two all outs. Bengaluru, however, inflicted an all out in the 32nd minute to lead 32-23.

Bengaluru Bulls were in a commanding position as they led by eight points with less than five minutes to go. Vikas Kandola got another raid point for the Steelers in the 37th minute as Haryana were left to reduce the margin of defeat.

In the next round of matches, Patna Pirates will take on Jaipur Pink Panthers while Gujarat Fortunegiants face Tamil Thalaivas.

First Published: Oct 24, 2018 22:27 IST