Jaipur Pink Panthers beat Bengal Warriors 42-25 in Pro Kabaddi League

Hyderabad, Jan 23 (UNI) Jaipur Pink Panthers extended their winning spree to seven games as they secured an emphatic 42-25 victory over Bengal Warriors in their Pro Kabaddi League Season 10 match at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium here on Monday night.

Arjun Deshwal (15 raid points) and Ankush (6 tackle points) were the top performers of the match as the Jaipur Pink Panthers extended their unbeaten streak.

There was very little to separate the two sides from the start. Maninder Singh began with a 2-point raid, and Vaibhav Garje got a couple of early tackles as the Bengal Warriors held on to a slim lead.

However, their lead did not go beyond a point as the defending champions constantly breathed down their necks. Bhavani Rajput powered the Jaipur Pink Panthers ahead at 10-8, and they held onto it to go into the break leading 13-12.

The major concern for the Jaipur Pink Panthers was the fact that their ace raider, Arjun, was on the bench for nine minutes in the opening half.

That changed in the second half as a multi-point raid from Arjun reduced the Bengal Warriors to two men on the mat. Maninder managed a 2-point raid of his own, but it was not enough to prevent the all-out.

Iranian defender Reza Mirbagheri produced a wonderful dash from the left to tackle Maninder, and the side from Jaipur led 24-19 with 12 minutes left.

The defending champions tightened their defence thereon, and an iron-clad ankle hold from Ankush on Vishwas S saw their lead extended to 10 points at 30-20.

It also brought up Ankush’s High 5. Shrikant Jadhav got a Super Tackle to help his side’s comeback attempt, but that was undone by another brilliant multi-point raid from Arjun, which paved the way for a second All-Out in the 39th minute.

Arjun registered another Super 10 as Jaipur Pink Panthers cruised to their seventh consecutive win.

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