August 26th(): After a month of close encounters and nail biting finishes, Pro Kabaddi has reached the last week of the Mashal Sports organised tournament.
As of now only two teams have sealed their spot in the semi finals while there are two more spots left for grabs. Jaipur Pink Panthers who have been consistent all along have moved to the semis along with the other consistent performer, U Mumba.
The two matches played on 25th saw Dabang Delhi battle it out with Puneri Paltan while the Bengaluru Bulls locked horns with the Patna Pirates.
Dabang Delhi outplayed Puneri Paltan by knocking them off with a score line of 45-22. The Dabangs raided better by scoring 24 as against 18 by the Puneri’s while the tackles were the best with the Dabangs scoring 13 to 3.
The star of the match was Kashiling Adake of Dabang who scored 15 raid points while Wazir Singh of Puneri scored 10 raid points.
The next match was a very close contest unlike the first one, with Patna Pirates just edging past the Bulls 33-31 spoiling their chances of getting close to qualifying for the semis.
While the Bengaluru Bulls raided better with 20-18, the Pirates tackled better outscoring their opponents 12-6 which made the final difference. While Deepak scored 7 raid points for Bengaluru, Ravi Dalal scored one better for the Pirates.
The Bengaluru Bulls still have a realistic chance of qualifying for the semis as they still have 2 games left but the match against Telugu Titans on 26th should seal the spot with the victor taking the spot.
The semi finals will be played at Mumbai on 29th while the 3rd place match will be played at 8.00 pm at the same venue of the finals on 31st which will be played at 9.10 pm in Mumbai.
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Standings Table Courtesy : prokabbadi.com