Day 2 at the 67th Senior National Kabaddi Championship saw a total of 18 matches from the women’s category played out at the Poornima University in Jaipur on Tuesday.
The Orissa and Uttar Pradesh women’s teams won both their matches, while home team Rajasthan delivered a spectacular performance against Telangana.
Here’s a summary of the results from the women's category at the 67th Senior National Kabaddi Championship:
Assam vs Andhra Pradesh
Despite 14 points from Chila Muchahary and 10 from Jhuma Das, Assam tasted a 32-51 defeat at the hands of Andhra Pradesh, who were led by Sheela Rama and her 14 points in the contest. All seven of Andhra Pradesh’s starters contributed at least a couple of points to the team’s score in an impressive team display.
West Bengal vs Chandigarh
A stellar seven tackle point performance from Suman helped Chandigarh upstage West Bengal by a scoreline of 38-28. Meenu with six raid points and Priyanka with three raid points and three tackle points were also crucial in guiding their team to victory on the day.
Orissa vs Telangana
Super 10s from Nittu Devi and Jhunubala Bindhani guided Orissa to a comfortable 45-25 victory over Telangana. The duo combined to score 29 out of the team’s 45 points, outscoring the Telangana team by themselves in an outstanding display.
Uttar Pradesh vs Manipur
Uttar Pradesh scored a mammoth 52-19 victory over Manipur in their opening match at the 67th Senior National Kabaddi Championship. Shivani led the way for the victors with 12 raid points while Shalini Kaushik proved to be a solid partner, scoring nine raid points.
Chhattisgarh vs Jammu & Kashmir
It was an easy day at the office for Chhattisgarh as they cruised to a 44-6 victory over Jammu & Kashmir. The Chhattisgarh side gave away just three raid points and three tackle points while inflicting four All-Out in a lopsided contest.
Tamil Nadu vs Maharashtra
Sathya Priya’s Super 10 helped Tamil Nadu beat Maharashtra 26-21, who succumbed to their second straight defeat in the competition. Aarthy P led the Tamil Nadu team in defence and scored three tackle points.
Jharkhand vs Gujarat
Six tackle points each from Varsha and Poonam eased Jharkhand past Gujarat by a scoreline of 38-21. Jharkhand’s defence was outstanding on the day, as they outscored Gujarat 18-9 in the tackle point department.
Bihar vs Andhra Pradesh
Six raid points from Meena Bazzad and a High 5 from Sonia saw Bihar beat Andhra Pradesh 32-13. The Bihar raiding unit allowed Andhra Pradesh just one tackle point in the contest, proving to be the key difference between the two sides.
Uttaranchal vs Pondicherry
16 raid points from Shivani Bisht and 11 from Sheetal helped Uttaranchal beat Pondicherry 48-33 in one of the highest-scoring contests of the day. Parameswaria A scored 10 raid points and E. Vijayalakshmi scored a High 5 for Pondicherry, but Uttaranchal’s raiding unit proved to be too good on the day.
Kerala vs Chandigarh
A mammoth, 30 raid points from their raiding unit helped Chandigarh outclass Kerala 50-13. Meenu led the way in attack for Chandigarh with 14 points and was well-supported by Pooja who came off the bench to score 11 points.
Orissa vs Karnataka
After her brilliant display against Telangana earlier in the day, Nittu Devi delivered another masterful performance, scoring 12 raid points in Orissa’s 40-25 victory over Karnataka. In defence, Kaffi managed eight tackle points in just seven attempts for Orissa, who won both their matches on the day.
Uttar Pradesh vs Madhya Pradesh
It wasn’t quite with the same authority as earlier in the day against Manipur, however, it was still a nine-point victory for Uttar Pradesh over Madhya Pradesh. KM Amresh was Uttar Pradesh’s lynchpin in attack as well as defence, leading the team with five raid points and six tackle points.
Chattisgarh vs Kerala C. Direction
An authoritative display in both offence and defence saw Chattisgarh ease past Kerala C. Direction by a scoreline of 45-14. Chhaya and Ramsheela Dugga scored 10 and eight raid points, respectively, while in defence Sulekha led the way with three tackle points.
Indian Railways vs Tamil Nadu
After winning their first match yesterday against Maharashtra by a solitary point, Indian Railways women’s team continued their winning ways at the 67th Senior National Kabaddi Championship, beating Tamil Nadu 48-15. Pooja starred for the Indian Railways side with a Super 10 whereas Ritu Kumari led the defence with six tackle points.
Haryana vs Jharkhand
A tightly-contest back-and-forth affair between two excellent sides finished 29-23 in Haryana’s favour against Jharkhand, giving them their second win of the pool stage after their victory over Gujarat yesterday. Priyanka scored eight raid points while Sakshi Kumari scored six, as Haryana held their nerve to secure a hard-fought victory.
Goa vs Pondicherry
A dominant display in both attack and defence helped Goa beat Pondicherry 57-27. Goa’s Ekta Rani scored nine tackle points and also managed three raid points in an outstanding individual display.
West Bengal vs Vidarbha
West Bengal brushed off the disappointment of their loss against Chandigarh and bounced back to beat Vidarbha 42-20. Saraswati Kundu scored eight tackle points for West Bengal while Manisha Bara led the team in attack with seven raid points.
Rajasthan vs Telangana
The final match of the day in the women’s draw saw the home side Rajasthan turn on the style and defeat Telangana 60-13. Renu led the Rajasthan attack with 12 raid points while Kavita Choudhary was the home side’s most successful defender with four tackle points. Such was Rajasthan’s dominance in the contest that the home side didn’t allow the Telangana defence a single tackle point in the match.
Where to follow the 67th Senior National Kabaddi Championship
The 67th Senior National Kabaddi Championship will continue on Wednesday. Fixtures, schedules and live matchcentre for both the men and women categories are available here.