PKL: Rohit Kumar dazzles in Bulls' thumping of Yoddha

Rohit Kumar starred with a record 32 points in Bengaluru Bulls' 64-24 win over UP Yoddha.

Rohit Kumar scored a record 32 points to help Bengaluru Bulls win versus UP Yoddha on Tuesday.   -  Special Arrangement

Rohit Kumar scored a record 32 points - the most by a raider in a Pro Kabaddi match - as Bengaluru Bulls drubbed U.P. Yoddha 64-24 here on Tuesday.

In the end, beaming, he looked a magician, smug at having pulled off a trick without a hitch after being challenged. And it was as if the Yoddha was in a reduced sort of state - all run-down and weathered.

In the first half, Rohit notably scored a touch point with a scorpion kick for the Bulls to draw level 2-2. When the Bulls were 5-3 ahead, the Yoddha unsuccessfully reviewed a touch point scored by him.

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From 6-3 then, the Bulls secured an all out to cruise to 11-3, and to 14-3 when a game time of ten minutes had been logged. The Yoddha was once again reduced to a one-man team, Surender Singh, with the Bulls leading 17-3. Singh, in his raid then, managed to touch the bonus line even as he was held for the Bulls' second all out.

From 20-4 then, the Bulls ended the first half with a 17-point lead on 27-10. The Bulls made a super tackle when on 32-15 in the second half, to get to 34-15.

Rohit with a dubki, got the Bulls to 47-17, and scored his record 29th point - emulating Rishank Devadiga's record of 28 points - to help the Bulls to 60-21.

In the zone-A match of the day, Haryana Steelers beat Puneri Paltan 31-27.

In the second match of the day, Puneri Paltan beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 38-15 in zone-A. Jaipur's 15 is the lowest score by any team in the league.

The results

Zone-A: Puneri Paltan 38 bt Jaipur Pink Panthers 15

Zone-A: Haryana Steelers 31 bt Puneri Paltan 27

Zone-B: Bengaluru Bulls 64 bt U.P. Yoddha 24.

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