U.P. Yoddhas’ ace Pardeep Narwal pulled out all the stops for the fans in the last match of the Pune leg at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi on Wednesday. Pardeep Narwal scored a whopping 22 points to help U.P. Yoddhas defeat Dabang Delhi K.C. 50-31 on the night.
Pardeep Narwal was off the mark with a quick start for the Yoddhas and Naveen Kumar picked up Dabang Delhi K.C.’s first points. However, the early exchanges were keenly contested, with neither team conceding space, and the defences holding strong. The Yoddhas eventually inched ahead midway through the first half.
Pardeep then powered his way through the Dabang Delhi K.C. defence with a Super Raid as the Yoddhas extended their lead to five points. Pardeep brought out his best moves soon after for the Pune crowd, inflicting an All-Out and getting to his Super 10 within the first 15 minutes of the game. After that, Rohit Tomar followed in Pardeep’s footsteps for a four-point raid as the Yoddhas took control and finished the half with a lead of 15 points as the score read 29-14.
Pardeep continued in his merry ways in the early exchanges of the second half, piling on the pressure on the defending champions. The Yoddhas kept Dabang Delhi K.C. and Naveen quiet in the first part of the second half as they ran down the clock without too many concerns.
With just over 10 minutes to go, the Yoddhas defenders landed an All-Out on Dabang Delhi K.C., as the lead continued to stretch. Pardeep, meanwhile, had crossed the 20-point mark and even though Vijay Malik had a Super 10 of his own for Dabang Delhi K.C., the spotlight was firmly on one player during the course of the game. Eventually, U.P. Yoddhas hit the half-century mark and closed out a comprehensive victory.
Dabang Delhi K.C.
Best Raider - Vijay Malik (13 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Sandeep Dhull (3 Tackle Points)
Best Raider - Pardeep Narwal (22 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Gurdeep (4 Tackle Points)
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