Bengaluru Bulls put on an inspiring performance to defeat Dabang Delhi K.C. 56-24 in Eliminator 1 at the Dome, NSCI SVP Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday and set up a semi-final clash against Jaipur Pink Panthers on 15 December 2022. Bharat (15 points) and Vikash Kandola (13 points) emerged as the best players for the Bulls on the night.

Vikash Kandola pulled off a Super Raid in the third minute as the Bulls took a big lead at 7-1. Moments later, Kandola effected another brilliant raid and helped his team inflict an All-Out. Bharat also stepped up his game as the Bulls continued to extend their lead. Ashu Malik carried out a fantastic raid in the 5th minute, but the Bulls still held the lead at 13-3.

Mahender Singh tackled Malik and Bharat caught out Sandeep Dhull as the Bulls reduced Dabang Delhi K.C. to just one player in the 12th minute. The Bulls then tackled Vijay Malik and carried out another All-Out to dominate the proceedings at 24-10. Dabang Delhi K.C. pulled off a Super Tackle on Bharat in the 19th minute, but the Bulls still held a healthy lead at 31-14 by the end of the first half.

Bharat then effected a magnificent raid in the opening minutes of the second half as the Bulls continued to hold a stronghold in the match at 33-15. Moments later, the Bulls tackled Manjeet and inflicted yet another All-Out. 

Bharat didn't take his foot off the pedal as the Bulls led at 39-18 in the 25th minute. Dabang Delhi K.C. found it difficult to pick up raid or tackle points consistently and succumbed to another All-Out in the 33rd minute. The Bulls rode on the momentum and eventually closed out a comprehensive victory to book a place in the semi-finals.

Top Performers

Bengaluru Bulls

Best Raider - Bharat (15 Raid Points)

Best Defender - Ponparthiban Subramanian (7 Tackle Points)

Dabang Delhi K.C.

Best Raider - Naveen Kumar (8 Raid Points)

Best Defender - Vijay Kumar (2 Tackle Points)

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