Aug 21 () : Pro Kabaddi, an initiative by Mashal Sports and telecast by Starsports, has entered the last leg of the 45 day tournament reaching the end of the league matches.
The tournament has moved to the Pink City – Jaipur this week from Vizag, where the previous week’s games were played. The matches are being played at the Sawai Man Singh Indoor Stadium in Jaipur.
The teams which locked horns day before yesterday were the home team Pink Panthers and Bengaluru Bulls. The match started with no clear favourites as Pink Panthers, which has had a good run in this tournament, went down to Patna Pirates 52-30 while the Bulls were reined in by the Telegu Titans for a draw.
The Pink Panthers were determined to get back to winning ways and show their supremacy while the Bulls looked to gain momentum from the previous game which they drew. It was the home team that came out successful as they defeated the Bulls 36-31 in a well fought match.
Rajesh Narwal of Pink Panthers was the best player of the day as he took 8 points from the Raids he made while Jasvir and Maninder chipped in with 6 points each on their Raids.
For the Bulls, Manjit took 8 points, with 3 of those coming in tackles, while Pramod was the best tackler for Bulls with 4 points in the game.
While the Pink Panthers were aggressive in their Raids scoring 21 points as against the 15 of the Bulls, the team from Bengaluru outscored them in the tackles with 12-11. While the aggression paid off, the Bulls did gain points of those Raids.
On Thursday, there will a double header with the Bengal Warriors meeting Patna Pirates at the 8.00pm match while the home team Panthers take on U Mumba.
Pro Kabaddi Standings
|1||Jaipur Pink Panthers||10||8||2||0||85||40|
Standings Table Courtesy: prokabaddi.com