A resurgent Pardeep Narwal put on a brilliant performance to help U.P. Yoddhas to a 44-37 win over Bengaluru Bulls in the second game of the night at the Shree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday. Pardeep Narwal's super show was backed up by Surender Gill as the Yoddhas won their second game of the season.

After a cautious start where both teams traded the first few points between each other, the Yoddhas started to build a slight advantage. Despite the minimal margin between them on the scoreboard, in reality, the Bulls' points were coming from bonuses, while the Yoddhas were getting touch points and driving their opponents off the mat with ease.

This momentum paid off halfway through the first period as the Yoddhas inflicted the first All-Out of the game, to build a five-point advantage. From there, the Yoddhas didn't let up. Right from the start, just as all seven Bulls players got back on the mat, Pardeep Narwal's Super Raid took four of them — Aman, Rajnesh, Neeraj Narwal, Saurabh Nandal — back out again. Minutes after the first one, the Yoddhas inflicted another All-Out to take a comprehensive lead at 21-11. Pardeep's raiding streak kicked off from there, as he picked up points on three consecutive raids to help his team build the advantage. The Yoddhas went into half-time leading at 26-12.

Pardeep's amazing run continued well into the second half, as vivo Pro Kabaddi’s all-time top-scorer, racked up raid points constantly to pull the Yoddhas far out of sight. His contribution wasn't in isolation though, with his raiding partner, Surender Gill equally efficient, completing his own 10 points silently while Pardeep raked in the plaudits. The Yoddhas got a third All-Out to widen their lead to 37-16 and at that time, the game was effectively over for the Bulls.

Playing for pride, the Bulls picked up the quality of their game, and initiated an All-Out of their own. The burst of energy at the end helped them claw back to within seven points, and take a consolation point from the encounter. 

Top Performers

U.P. Yoddhas

Best Raider - Surender Gill (14 Raid Points)

Best Defender - Nitesh Kumar (3 Tackle Points)

Bengaluru Bulls

Best Raider - Vikash Kandola (12 Raid Points)

Best Defender - Aman (2 Tackle Points)

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