PKL 2018: Dabang Delhi plays out 37-37 draw with Jaipur Pink Panthers

Dabang Delhi and Jaipur Pink Panthers settled for a 37-37 tie as defensive errors on both sides underlined majority of the match.

Dabang Delhi's Meraj Sheykh brought his team back into the game with crucial Do-or-Die raids on multiple occasions.   -  PKL

Dabang Delhi played out a thrilling 37-37 tie against Jaipur Pink Panthers in a Pro Kabaddi League season 6 fixture at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium here Thursday.

Selvamani’s four-point raid was the brave moment of the match, while Sandeep Dhull showed immense strength to score 6 tackle points.

Deepak Hooda scored 8 points for Jaipur, while Chandran Ranjit (11 points) and Pawan Kadian (9 points) were among the top scorers for Dabang Delhi.

Dabang Delhi made a strong start and led 5-0 after four minutes. A super tackle by Sandeep Dhull in the 5th minute opened Pink Panthers’ account. Another super tackle in the 8th minute helped Jaipur level the scores at 6-6.

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Dabang Delhi took the lead once again, inflicting an all out in the 11th minute to lead 11-7. However, Selvamani’s super raid in the 13th minute got Jaipur back in the match once again.

After the match, Dabang Delhi team showed its appreciation for Anup Kumar, who announced his retirement from Kabaddi on Wednesday.   -  PKL

 

It was a see-saw of a match with Jaipur cutting the deficit every time Delhi threatened to run away with the match.

Ajinkya Pawar’s two-point raid in the 17th minute made it a one point gap as at the end of the first half Dabang Delhi led 18-17. Pawan Kadian made a super raid in the 21st minute to give Delhi 21-18 lead. But Selvamani’s brilliant four-point raid in the 24th minute got Jaipur back in the match once again.

With less than five minutes to go Jaipur was trailing by five points when Ajinkya made a two-point raid to reduce the gap to three. In the 38th minute, Jaipur inflicted an all out as it trailed 35-36 and Deepak Hooda levelled the match in the next minute with a successful raid.