PKL: UP Yoddha crushes Jaipur Pink Panthers 53-32

Rishank Devadiga scored an impressive 28 points as UP Yoddha crushed Jaipur Pink Panthers 53-32 in a comfortable 21 point win on Thursday night.

Rishank Devadiga (in red) was in blistering form as he scored a record 28 points in UP Yoddha's comfortable 53-32 win over Jaipur Pink Panthers on Thursday.   -  Rohit Jain Paras

Rishank Devadiga made history books by scoring a staggering 28 points as UP Yoddha hammered the Jaipur Pink Panthers 53-32 in Thursday's Pro Kabaddi League match at Jaipur.

While Devadiga created the record for most points scored by a raider ever in a PKL match, UP Yoddha also recorded the highest number of points scored by any team in fifth season.

From the very first minute, the Yoddhas dominated proceedings and were relentless throughout the match.

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The match was Pink Panthers’ Navneet Gautam’s last match in the PKL and the side failed to give him a winning farewell. Gautam, who captained his team on the night, was unable to get on the score sheet, while Tushar Patil scored eight points for the side.

UP Yoddha has all but qualified for super play-off and is third in Zone A with 59 points from 20 matches. With the loss, Jaipur Pink Panthers remain fifth in Zone B with 51 points from 21 matches.

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