Rahul Chaudhari and Arjun Deshwal put on a performance for the ages to take Jaipur Pink Panthers to a convincing 57-32 victory over Dabang Delhi K.C. at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune on Saturday. Both the star raiders contributed with 13 points each in the match.
Rahul Chaudhari chipped in with a couple of raids as Jaipur Pink Panthers took the lead at 6-3 in the 6th minute. Soon after, the Panthers inflicted an All-Out and extended their lead even further.
However, Vijay Kumar and Ravi Kumar picked up tackle points to keep Dabang Delhi K.C. in the game at 8-12 in the 12th minute. But, Chaudhari pulled off a magnificent Super Raid, catching out Vishal, Ravi Kumar, Naveen Kumar and Krishan, in the 15th minute and soon after the Panthers inflicted another All-Out to take a massive lead at 22-11. The Panthers kept raging on and eventually led at 27-13 by the end of the first half.
Arjun Deshwal picked up a raid point in the 24th minute as the Panthers extended its lead even further at 33-18. The Panthers' defensive unit tackled Manjeet and reduced the defending champions to just two players on the mat. Moments later, Deshwal effected a raid and helped his side inflict another All-Out to take a huge lead at 38-20 in the 28th minute.
Dabang Delhi K.C.’s players couldn't find a way to penetrate the Panthers’ defence nor could they tackle the opposition raiders on a consistent basis as they suffered another All-Out in the 35th minute to hand the Season 1 champions an even bigger lead at 49-26. The Panthers continued to put pressure on their opponents and eventually registered a comprehensive victory.
Jaipur Pink Panthers
Best Raider - Rahul Chaudhari (13 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Ankush (4 Tackle Points)
Dabang Delhi K.C.
Best Raider - Vijay Malik (11 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Krishan (3 Tackle Points)
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