Bengaluru Bulls defeated Haryana Steelers 46-24 in the 125th match of Pro Kabaddi Season 8. The most effective player of the match for the Bengaluru Bulls was Pawan Kumar Sehrawat. He was ably supported by Bharat Naresh. Surender Nada's efforts went in vain tonight.
Coach Randhir Singh will be delighted with this win as it takes his team to the 3rd spot on the points table with 66 points. This loss leaves Haryana Steelers in the 5th spot with 63 points.
Bengaluru Bulls were dominant in the raiding department scoring 19 points to Haryana Steelers's 13. When it came to tackling Bengaluru Bulls scored 19 points to Haryana Steelers's 8 points. Bengaluru Bulls cleaned up the opposition into 3 All-Outs. And that made all the difference.
The mainstay of the Bengaluru Bulls was Mahender Singh staying on the mat for 93% of the raids and scoring 0 points.
Bengaluru Bulls led right from the word go with their lead going as high as 6 points in the 39th raid. At half-time, they led by 6 and easily wrapped up the match with a score difference of 22.
Bengaluru Bulls were simply superior in the raiding department led by Pawan Kumar Sehrawat
Pawan Kumar Sehrawat scored 13 raid points and he was supported by Bharat Naresh with 5 points. Pawan Kumar Sehrawat kept picking points to keep the Haryana Steelers at bay.
Ashish delivered for the Haryana Steelers with 4 points, but it was not sufficient on the day against the Bengaluru Bulls. Haryana Steelers scored a total of 13 raid points and their raiders were tackled 15 times.
Last minute all-out drowned Haryana Steelers
In the 80th raid, Haryana Steelers conceded an all-out as Pawan Kumar Sehrawat taking out Jaideep who was the last man standing. This just widened the gap from which Haryana Steelers never recovered.
Key Moments in the Match
|Raid 1||BB 0 - 0 HS||Vikas Kandola (HS)||Vikas Kandola is risking his team into a Do-or-Die Raid. Risky Strategy!|
|Raid 5||BB 3 - 0 HS||Mohammad Esmaeil Maghsodlou (HS)||There's not much Md. Maghsodlou can do as the Bengaluru Bulls defense completely closes in on him.|
|Raid 15||BB 6 - 3 HS||Vikas Kandola (HS)||Bharat Naresh strikes, gets rid of Vikas Kandola.|
|Raid 21||BB 8 - 4 HS||Ashish (HS)||Bengaluru Bulls defense takes out Ashish out of the game.|
|Raid 27||BB 10 - 5 HS||Vikas Kandola (HS)||There's not much Vikas Kandola can do as the Bengaluru Bulls defense completely closes in on him.|
|Raid 28||BB 10 - 7 HS||Bharat Naresh (BB)||SUPER TACKLE! Vijay Kumar, Md. Maghsodlou, Mohit Nandal makes a fantastic tackle on Bharat Naresh|
|Raid 33||BB 14 - 13 HS||Ashish (HS)||Super Raid! Ashish raids successfully, gets Mayur Jagannath, Mahender Singh out in addition to a bonus point.|
|Raid 37||BB 19 - 14 HS||Vikas Kandola (HS)||Perfect team play, the defense ushers the raider Vikas Kandola out of the mat. Raider however pinches a bonus.|
|Raid 53||BB 29 - 18 HS||Vikas Kandola (HS)||Chandran Ranjit, Bharat Naresh, Mayur Jagannath trap raider Vikas Kandola, after he pinched a bonus point.|
|Raid 60||BB 32 - 20 HS||Chandran Ranjit (BB)||TAKEN OUT! Ravi Kumar strikes once again and it's the big man Chandran Ranjit who's taken out.|
|Raid 67||BB 35 - 23 HS||Vinay (HS)||Super Tackle for Bengaluru Bulls. Vinay tries to leap over Pawan K Sehrawat, Mahender Singh, More G B, who latches onto the raider's foot to win two points for his team. Invaluable!|
|Raid 70||BB 36 - 24 HS||Chandran Ranjit (BB)||Ravi Kumar, Jaideep, Surender trap raider Chandran Ranjit, after he pinched a bonus point.|
|Raid 71||BB 38 - 24 HS||Ashish (HS)||Ashish goes out after Bengaluru Bulls executes a super tackle to perfection!|
|Raid 78||BB 42 - 24 HS||Pawan Kumar Sehrawat (BB)||Pawan K Sehrawat gets the better of Mohit Nandal, Vikas Kandola.|
|Raid 79||BB 43 - 24 HS||Surender Nada (HS)||That takes some guts. Solo Tackle by Pawan K Sehrawat to take out raider Surender.|
|Raid 80||BB 46 - 24 HS||Pawan Kumar Sehrawat (BB)||Pawan K Sehrawat gets his man! He's been targeting Jaideep for a while now and finally gets him out with a smart Hand Touch.|