Bengal fights back to snatch victory against Titans

Maninder Singh and Jang Kun Lee did the star turn for Bengal Warriors, overcoming a 10 point deficit in under eight minutes to help Bengal Warriors stay on top of Zone B with a 32-31 victory against Telugu Titans.

Bengal Warriors' marquee player Jang kun Lee scores a point against Telugu Titans in the PKL at Sonepat on Tuesday.   -  Special Arrangement

Maninder Singh and Jang Kun Lee did the star turn for Bengal Warriors, overcoming a 10 point deficit in under eight minutes to help Bengal Warriors stay on top of Zone B with a 32-31 victory against Telugu Titans. In the Pro Kabaddi League at the Motilal Nehru School of Sport on Tuesday, the result helped Bengal extend its lead at the top of the table to 14 points.

Bengal Warriors-Telugu Titans match details

With the teams staying almost level for a large part of the game, it took Nilesh Salunke’s successful raid to earn his team the first all out of the match in the 16th minute and with it a precious three point lead at half time. Salunke scored 10 points for the Titans but faltered towards the end even as Maninder and Lee took turns, snatching one point at a time, to keep Bengal in the hunt.

It looked a lost cause for the team when Salunke inflicted a second all out in the 32nd minute to trail 19-27 before the raiding duo got into the act for Bengal, first levelling scores and then taking off the winner in the final raid of the game.

Haryana Steelers-Dabang Delhi match details

In the other match of the day, host Haryana Steelers got past bottom-placed Dabang Delhi 27-24. 

The results: Bengal Warriors 32 (Jang Kun Lee 9, Maninder Singh 7, Surjeet Singh 5) bt Telugu Titans 31 (Nilesh Salunke 10, Rahul Chaudhari 4, Vishal Bhardwaj 4).  Haryana Steelers 27 (Wazir Singh 10, Surender Nada 4, Deepak Kumar Dahiya 4) bt Dabang Delhi 24 (Rohit Baliyan 7, Anand Patil 4, Abolfazl Maghsodlou 4).