PWL: UP Warriors get their first win

The scores were tied 3-3 and it all boiled down to the last bout of the day. It was Dilli Veer’s second defeat in a row as they had lost 2-5 to Haryana Hammers in their first match. Dilli Veer took lead when world championship bronze medallist Bekhbayar Erdenebat edged out Warriors’ Jaideep.

Mausam Khatri and Satyavart Kadian battle it out.   -  PTI

Satyavart Kadian outplayed Gurpal Singh in the deciding bout as Uttar Pradesh Warriors edged past Dilli Veer 4-3 to record their first win in the Pro Wrestling League, here today.

The scores were tied 3-3 and it all boiled down to the last bout of the day.

It was Dilli Veer’s second defeat in a row as they had lost 2-5 to Haryana Hammers in their first match.

Dilli Veer took lead when world championship bronze medallist Bekhbayar Erdenebat edged out Warriors’ Jaideep 4-3 in the men’s 57kg division.

Sarita though brought Warriors’ back in the contest by beating Dilli Veers’ experienced Turkish wrestler Yesilirmak Elif Jale 1-0 in the women’s 58kg category.

Krishan Kumar wrested back the lead for Dilli by getting the better of Joginder in an exciting clash in the men’s 125kg category.

Vinesh Phogat then consolidated Dilii’s lead by hammering Kogut Oleksandra by technical superiority (11-0) in the women’s 48kg.