Prime News, National Sport, Kabaddi, Pune, September 17:- A stellar effort from UP Yoddha’s raiding trio of Shrikant Jadhav, Rishank Devadiga and Surender Gill helped their side beat Jaipur Pink Panthers by a scoreline of 38-32 in the Vivo Pro Kabaddi League 2019 match at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Mahalunge, Balewadi in Pune on Tuesday.
With this win, UP Yoddha climbed to the fifth spot in the PKL Season 7.
UP Yoddha carried their momentum into the second half and reduced Jaipur Pink Panthers down to just two men on the mat, but a ‘Super tackle’ followed by a successful bonus attempt by Hooda helped his side stay in the contest. Hooda added another couple of points to his team’s score but that would prove to be momentary respite, as just a minute later UP Yoddha inflicted a second All-Out and extended their lead to eight.
Trailing by 11 with less than four minutes left on the clock, Jaipur Pink Panthers pushed to get the deficit under seven to earn at least a point from the contest. And they were successful in doing so, as Sandeep Dhull and Vishal effected Super Tackles and Sushil Gulia scored a raid point to cut their team’s deficit to six, but it was UP Yoddha who took home five points and climbed into the top six of the league table.
Dabang Delhi beat Telugu Titans 37-29
With 13th win in 16 matches, Dabang Delhi became first team to qualify for the PKL playoffs as they have 69 points at the moment and they are at the top of PKL points table. On the other hand, Telugu Titans were at the 11th position with 30 points in 15 matches as won only four matches while tied two matches. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)