Bengal Warriors put on a clinical performance to register a 45-40 victory over Gujarat Giants in vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune on Saturday. Captain Maninder Singh led from the front for the Warriors with 20 points in the match.
Rakesh pulled off a few raids as Gujarat Giants took the lead at 10-8 in the 9th minute. However, the Warriors inflicted an All-Out in the 12th minute and went ahead at 14-12. Soon after, captain Maninder Singh pulled off a Super Raid as the Warriors took a big lead at 21-14. Thereafter, the Warriors extended their lead even further after Deepak Hooda tackled Parteek Dhaiya to inflict another All-Out on the Giants. Maninder kept picking up raid points as the Warriors ended the first half in front at 32-18.
The Giants showed more urgency in the second half, but the Warriors still held a comfortable lead at 33-21 in the 25th minute. However, Gujarat Giants kept chipping away at the lead as they inflicted an All-Out in the 28th minute. The Giants tackled Maninder in the 32nd minute, but Bengal Warriors stayed in the lead at 37-31. Moments later, the Giants inflicted another All-Out and were back in the game at 36-38. However, the Warriors held their nerve in the last few minutes and ensured that they stayed in the lead till the end of the game.
Best Raider - Parteek Dhaiya (11 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Rinku Narwal (2 Tackle Points)
Best Raider - Maninder Singh (20 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Girish Maruti Ernak (4 Tackle Points)
Where to watch vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 LIVE?
Catch all the LIVE action from vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 on the Star Sports Network and LIVE streaming on Disney+Hotstar.