In Eliminator 2 contest of the Pro-Kabaddi League Season 6, Dabang Delhi came away 39-28 victorious over Bengal Warriors at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Kochi on Sunday. A Super 10 from Naveen Kumar and enough support in the raiding department from Chandran Ranjit, helped Dabang Delhi clinch victory in their first-ever VIVO Pro Kabaddi Playoff match.
The game started on an equal note before a bonus by Ranjit put Dabang Delhi on the board first, shortly after which a touch by Maninder Singh on Vishal Mane took him to 200 raid points for the season. A touch by Naveen on Ravindra Ramesh Kumawat gave Dabang Delhi their first touch points of the game in the fifth minute.
Joginder Narwal got the first tackle points of the game in the seventh minute as he managed an ankle hold on Maninder before Kumawat returned with touches on Ravinder and Vishal to go with a bonus in the tenth minute to record the game’s first Super Raid.
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A two-point raid from Maninder reduced Dabang Delhi to an only one player on the mat, however, they came back to record the game’s first Super Tackle as Vishal managed a double thigh hold on Maninder to level the scores at 12-12.
A block by Surjeet Singh on Meraj Sheykh reduced Dabang Delhi to 2 players on the mat before Ran Singh got touches in the last minute of the first half to help Bengal Warriors inflict the first all-out of the match. However, Ran Singh stepped out of the playing area during that raid to give Dabang Delhi the last point of the half as Bengal Warriors were leading 17-13 while going into the break.
The defences of both teams started the second half brightly, managing 3 tackle points out of the first 5 points scored in the half. Naveen, however, pulled things back as he scored 4 of the next 5 points for Dabang Delhi. Amit Nagar couldn’t score in a Do-or-Die raid to reduce Bengal Warriors to an only one player on the mat before Naveen gave Dabang Delhi their first All-Out of the match.
With Dabang Delhi holding on to their lead, Naveen got a touch on Baldev Singh to get to his Super 10 before he got a touch on Ziaur Rehman to reduce Bengal Warriors to a solitary player. Pahal then got an ankle hold on Ran Singh to help Dabang Delhi inflict their second all-out of the game in the 14th minute, as they led by 10 points with the scores reflecting 33-23.
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Despite boasting of a big lead, Dabang Delhi was not complacent and was hungry for more points. With their raiders consistently getting them points, the three veterans – Pahal, Mane and Narwal – managed a tackle point each to extend their lead before Naveen got the final point of the game via a touch on Surjeet as Dabang Delhi entered Eliminator 3 with the victory.
Best Raider – Naveen Kumar (11 Raid Points)
Best Defender – Ravinder Pahal (4 Tackle Points)
Best Raider – Maninder Singh (8 Raid Points)
Best Defender – Ran Singh (2 Tackle Points)
Today Dabang Delhi will fight with UP Yoddha in Eliminator 3 contest and we will also witness the battle between Gujarat Fortune Giants and Bengaluru Bulls.
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