Bengaluru, Jan 14 (IANS) Bengaluru Bulls proved their title credentials with a well-fought 46-37 victory towards Gujarat Giants within the Professional Kabaddi League season Eight match at The Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, right here on Friday.
The Season 6 champions confirmed nice composure on the mat towards a well-drilled Giants crew to earn a victory that places them on high of the factors desk.
Pawan Sehrawat scored 19 factors and was ably supported by Bharat who clinched 9 factors (together with two for tackles). Gujarat matched Bulls for many components of the match however the three all-out they suffered proved too pricey on the finish. Their younger raider Rakesh clinched a Tremendous 10 (14 factors) and will certainly be a raider to be careful for within the upcoming matches.
The primary half was a kabaddi exhibition with top-class performances in all areas of the mat. Sehrawat was his prolific greatest from the beginning, transferring across the mat effortlessly to attain factors.
On the different finish, Rakesh proved why he’s touted as the following raiding star, bringing out Dubkis and swift toe-touches. He produced ‘he sport’s first Tremendous Raid within the eighth minute for Gujarat, however Pawan settled the rating within the 10th minute with a 3-point raid for the Bulls.
Parvesh Bhainswal then introduced out a shocking tremendous deal with on Pawan Sehrawat however the Bulls had the final giggle once they clinched an all-out with seven minutes remaining for halftime. Rakesh and Pawan saved choosing up raid factors in a high-scoring half that ended 22-17 with the Bulls within the lead.
Pawan received his Tremendous 10 in a two-point raid that sadly led to a shoulder harm for Gujarat’s Sumit. Substitute Pradeep Kumar turned out to be an efficient introduction for the Giants as they matched Bulls within the early minutes of the second half.
Bulls had one other weapon prepared too in Bharat who ensured Pawan spent little or no time on the dugout with fast revivals. Pradeep’s he’oics or Sunil’s Sup’r Deal with wasn’t adequate to stop an all-out with 11 minutes remaining because the Bulls opened a 4-point lead once more.
Gujarat coach Manpreet Singh suggested his gamers to not present Bulls raider any mercy within the first Time Out. And that’s precisely what his Giants defender did by tackling Pawan and Bharat relentlessly within the minutes that adopted. However the Bulls defenders, particularly Saurabh Nandal, have been actually in no temper to surrender as they gave the Giants’ raiders a horrid time.
Bengaluru received one other all-out with 2 minutes remaining to open a 9-point lead. Their defenders noticed out the final minutes to clinch a 9-point win.