PKL: Warriors thwarts Bulls' charge

Bengal raider Jang Lee's reflexes and aggression in rival territory complemented the brilliant performance of his teammates on the defence, as Warriors registered an easy 32-26 win over Bengaluru Bulls.

Bengaluru Bulls ace raider Rohit Kumar evades Bengal Warriors ace tackler Surjeeet Singh in Pro Kabaddi Zone B tie at NSCI.   -  Special Arrangement

Bengal Warriors rode on its defensive prowess in a fine 32-26 win over Bengaluru Bulls in Vivo Pro Kabaddi 2017. Warriors skipper Surjeet Singh displayed class at the back with eight tackle points; the maximum by an player from either side.

Korean raider Jang Lee's reflexes and aggression in rival territory complemented the brilliant performance of his teammates on the defence. Defender Ran Singh lent a hand with three points, as Warriors extended its dominance over Bulls for the second time in this competition.

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The Bengaluru-based team, though, went into the game with a confident frame of mind, buoyed by hard-fought ties against strong Gujarat Fortunegiants and solid Patna Pirates. A super raid by Gurvinder Singh (seven points) dealt an early blow to the opposition but Bulls captain and ace raider Rohit Kumar was trapped twice by the Bengal team in super tackles.

In the end, Warriors raced to its fourth victory in eight games, securing the No. 3 position in Zone B.

In the second match, Dabang Delhi edged U Mumba 33-32 in a thrilling finish.

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Scores:

Bengal Warriors 32 (Surjeet Singh 8, Jang Lee 6, Deepak Narwal 3, Bhupinder Singh 3, Ran Singh 3) bt Bengaluru Bulls 26 (Rohit Kumar 7, Gurvinder Singh 7, Kuldeep Singh 5).

Dabang Delhi 33 (Meraj Sheykh 11, Abolfazi Maghsodlou 8, Bajirao Hodge 4) bt U Mumba 32 (Kashinah Jadhav 7, Anup Kumar 11, Kashiling Adake 7)