Dabang Delhi KC defeated Bengaluru Bulls 40-35 in the 136th match of Pro Kabaddi Season 8. The most effective player of the match for the Dabang Delhi KC was Naveen Kumar. He was ably supported by Neeraj Narwal. Pawan Kumar Sehrawat's efforts went in vain tonight.
Coach Dr. Krishan Hooda will be delighted with this win as it takes his team to the final, where they will be up against 3 times champions Patna Pirates. Bengaluru Bulls has to leave the season because of the defeat.
Dabang Delhi KC were behind in the raiding department scoring 23 points to Bengaluru Bulls's 24. When it came to tackling Dabang Delhi KC scored 11 points to Bengaluru Bulls's 9 points. Dabang Delhi KC cleaned up the opposition into 2 All-Outs. And that made all the difference.
The mainstay of the Dabang Delhi KC was Manjeet Chhillar staying on the mat for 84% of the raids and scoring 2 points.
It was a cat and mouse game between the two sides, with teams trading points and lead changing sides 14 times over the game. But the game changed in the 82nd raid when Pawan Kumar Sehrawat scored a valuable 1 points to swing the momentum in favour of the Dabang Delhi KC.
Dabang Delhi KC were simply superior in the raiding department led by Naveen Kumar
Naveen Kumar scored 14 raid points and he was supported by Neeraj Narwal with 5 points. Naveen Kumar kept picking points to keep the Bengaluru Bulls at bay.
Pawan Kumar Sehrawat delivered for the Bengaluru Bulls with 18 points, but it was not sufficient on the day against the Dabang Delhi KC. Bengaluru Bulls scored a total of 24 raid points and their raiders were tackled 21 times.
Dabang Delhi KC scored when mattered
The teams were well-matched in both raiding and defence, but the Dabang Delhi KC picked points when it mattered. Eventually, they sent Bengaluru Bulls for 2 all-outs but conceded just 0. And that helped them get a sufficient lead to run away with the match.
Pawan Kumar Sehrawat the silver lining for the Bengaluru Bulls
Pawan Kumar Sehrawat scored 18 points, contributing to 55% of the points scored by the Bengaluru Bulls. He had very little support from the other raiders and his defence. His 18 points included 14 touch points, 4 bonus points and 0 tackle points.
Key Moments in the Match
|Raid 1||DD 0 - 1 BB||Pawan Kumar Sehrawat (BB)||Pawan K Sehrawat locks horns with Jeeva Kumar, but manages to get across the line.|
|Raid 13||DD 6 - 6 BB||Pawan Kumar Sehrawat (BB)||Pawan K Sehrawat has out-muscled his way past Manjeet Chhillar and has got a bonus point too!|
|Raid 15||DD 10 - 7 BB||Pawan Kumar Sehrawat (BB)||Jeeva Kumar, Ashu Malik trap raider Pawan K Sehrawat, after he pinched a bonus point.|
|Raid 17||DD 10 - 10 BB||Pawan Kumar Sehrawat (BB)||Pawan K Sehrawat muscles his way past Jeeva Kumar and picks up the point of the game.|
|Raid 19||DD 11 - 12 BB||Pawan Kumar Sehrawat (BB)||Pawan K Sehrawat eliminates Joginder Narwal with a Hand Touch.|
|Raid 32||DD 14 - 15 BB||Vijay (DD)||That takes some guts. Solo Tackle by Mahender Singh to take out raider Vijay.|
|Raid 33||DD 15 - 15 BB||Chandran Ranjit (BB)||Chandran Ranjit is tackled successfully by Dabang Delhi KC defense.|
|Raid 40||DD 16 - 17 BB||Manjeet (DD)||Manjeet is tackled successfully by Bengaluru Bulls defense.|
|Raid 42||DD 19 - 18 BB||Pawan Kumar Sehrawat (BB)||Pawan K Sehrawat goes out after Dabang Delhi KC executes a super tackle to perfection!|
|Raid 49||DD 22 - 20 BB||Naveen Kumar (DD)||Super Tackle for Bengaluru Bulls. Naveen Kumar tries to leap over Mahender Singh, Jaideep, Abolfazel M, who latches onto the raider's foot to win two points for his team. Invaluable!|
|Raid 51||DD 25 - 21 BB||Neeraj Narwal (DD)||Super Raid! Neeraj Narwal picks up 3 points on a raid.|
|Raid 54||DD 29 - 23 BB||Abolfazel Maghsodlo (BB)||Perfect team play, the defense ushers the raider Abolfazel M out of the mat. Raider however pinches a bonus.|
|Raid 61||DD 34 - 25 BB||Naveen Kumar (DD)||Super Raid! Naveen Kumar raids successfully, gets Mayur Jagannath, Mahender Singh out in addition to a bonus point.|
|Raid 68||DD 35 - 27 BB||Pawan Kumar Sehrawat (BB)||Pawan K Sehrawat has been taken down!|
|Raid 69||DD 37 - 27 BB||Naveen Kumar (DD)||Mayur Jagannath, Mahender Singh has to leave as Naveen Kumar gets a touch on him.|
|Raid 75||DD 37 - 31 BB||Neeraj Narwal (DD)||Perfect team play, defense ushers raider Neeraj Narwal out of the mat.|
|Raid 81||DD 40 - 34 BB||Naveen Kumar (DD)||Naveen Kumar gets another raid point as he takes out Aman, Bharat Naresh.|