After an action-packed Day 1, the second day looked promising as the likes of Harwinder Kaur (Punjab), Surbhi Rawat (Madhya Pradesh), Moti Chandan (Telangana) and Priyanka (Haryana) ruled the mat for their respective states in the 4-day kabaddi extravaganza. Teams made it to the Round of 16 as crucial points were up for grabs on the second day of the 69th Senior National Women’s Kabaddi Championship.
The Payel Chowdhury-led Indian Railways started their campaign with a thunderous win over Jammu & Kashmir on Day 1, while hosts Haryana and defending champions Himachal Pradesh opened their account with wins over Odisha and Uttar Pradesh, respectively.
A total of 26 teams across India are competing in the nation’s premier inter-state competition this year. They have been classified into 8 pools, and in every pool, each team will play one match against each opposition of the same group. The winner and runner-up from each group will then qualify for the knockout stages.
The second day kicked off with Goa defeating Jammu & Kashmir in the Pool B category by 51-8. In Pool A, Uttar Pradesh bounced back strong and gained the upper hand over Delhi by a single point as they won by 34-33. Jharkhand opened their account with a victory over Odisha 44-18 in Pool C. Telangana reigned supreme over Andhra Pradesh 52-25, while Gujarat handed Kerala their second loss of the competition with a 2-point victory 24-22.
Chhattisgarh knocked Madhya Pradesh out of the competition with a win over the latter by 49-37. Vidarbha suffered their second loss on the trot against West Bengal 57-16. Maharashtra continued their fine form, prevailing over Uttaranchal 49-25 in Pool G.
Karnataka beat Puducherry 57-19 to place themselves at the top of the Pool G table, while Bihar came up strong against the Moti Chandan-led Telangana 45-34. Chandigarh won their second match in a row, beating Andhra Pradesh 57-21.
The evening session started with Indian Railways continuing their winning run with a thunderous win over Goa by 52-35. The Pool C clash between Jharkhand and Haryana ended in a thriller, with the former getting the upper hand over the hosts by 36-35.
Rajasthan continued their winning run in Pool D with a 48-15 win over Gujarat while defending champions Himachal Pradesh reigned supreme over Delhi 49-21.
Harwinder Kaur led Punjab to a 13-point victory over Chhattisgarh 35-22, while Tamil Nadu beat Baka (West Bengal) by 4 points with a score of 35-31. Uttaranchal came up strong against Puducherry 42-18, while the match between Maharashtra and Karnataka ended in a 22-22 tie.
In Pool H, Chandigarh and Bihar registered victories over Telangana 42-31 and Andhra Pradesh (SAAP), respectively as the league stage came to an end on the second day of the 69th Senior National Women's Kabaddi Championship.
69th Senior National Women’s Kabaddi Championship Results, Day 2:
Match 10: Goa beat Jammu & Kashmir 51-8 (Pool B)
Match 11: Uttar Pradesh beat Delhi 34-33 (Pool A)
Match 12: Jharkhand beat Odisha 44-18 (Pool C)
Match 13: Telangana beat Andhra Pradesh (SAAP) 52-25 (Pool H)
Match 14: Gujarat beat Kerala 24-22 (Pool D)
Match 15: Chhattisgarh beat Madhya Pradesh 49-37 (Pool E)
Match 16: Baka (West Bengal) beat Vidarbha 57-16 (Pool F)
Match 17: Maharashtra beat Uttaranchal 49-25 (Pool G)
Match 18: Karnataka beat Puducherry 57-19 (Pool G)
Match 19: Bihar beat Telangana 45-34 (Pool H)
Match 20: Chandigarh beat Andhra Pradesh (SAAP) 57-21 (Pool H)
Match 21: Indian Railways beat Goa 52-35 (Pool B)
Match 22: Jharkhand beat Haryana 36-35 (Pool C)
Match 23: Rajasthan beat Gujarat 48-15 (Pool D)
Match 24: Himachal Pradesh beat Delhi 49-21 (Pool A)
Match 25: Punjab beat Chhattisgarh 35-22 (Pool E)
Match 26: Tamil Nadu beat Baka (West Bengal) 35-31 (Pool F)
Match 27: Uttaranchal beat Puducherry 42-18 (Pool G)
Match 28: Maharashtra tied with Karnataka 22-22 (Pool G)
Match 29: Chandigarh beat Telangana 42-31 (Pool H)
Match 30: Bihar beat Andhra Pradesh (SAAP) 38-13 (Pool H)
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