Narwal Golden Club came into the match with nothing to lose and that could have proven a threat in the way of Deepak Niwas Hooda Foundation who on the other hand had a must-win match on the line to qualify for SUPER 6'. DNHF brushed off the defeat in their last encounter against Amit Ashok Academy earlier in the day and showed complete determination to outclass NGC as the final scoreline read 50-36 in their favor.
Sometimes these matches prove to be a complete entertainer as one team can be a party spoiler for others without having anything to lose but DNHF came prepared from the get-go and build an early lead of 7-1 in the match which they maintained and consolidated upon throughout the match. Such was the dominance of DNHF that they forced an all-out in the first five minutes of the encounter.
In the first half of the match, DNHF did not let NGC come back at any point as they maintained a healthy lead to finish at 26-19 at the halfway mark, with Sansar being the only shining light in their whole campaign and even today as he finished with 18 points only to be beaten by the sheer brilliance of Prateek Dahiya who earned 29 match points to his name and is rightfully at the top of the leader boards with total raid points of 133.
In the second half, it was a direct matchup between Sansar and Prateek Dahiya as both of them went berserk with their raids only for Prateek to reign supreme, as he helped DNHF to pull off another all-out against NGC and widened the points margin to 42-27, which then became far fetched for NGC to catch-up.
Prateek Dahiya was rightly awarded the best raider and the player of the match, whereas Prateek Hooda was named the best defender of the match.
NGC will look to make amends for the next season and work on their strategy whereas DNHF would have already worn their thinking hats as they move ahead to SUPER 6.
Though the last match of the league stage which will be played later at 08:00 P.M., will not have any effect on the points table as the top 3 has already sealed their SUPER 6 spot but both the team's Warriors Arena Academy and Amit Ashok Academy would like to try out different strategies going forward and it will be exciting to watch out.
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Venue: Future Fighters Kabaddi Academy, Gurugram.