Day 1 of the Haryana Senior State Kabaddi Championship began today for both men and women. Organized by the Amateur Kabaddi Association Haryana. The venue this time is Old Corn Exchange, Charkhi Dadri, Haryana and, the format to be followed for the tournament is Knockout format.
One of the most showcased events in the sporting calendar of Haryana was finally underway. 20 TEAMS will battle out to reach the top of the podium. With a mix of good veterans and youth with potentials, they will look to fight out for a place in the senior national team.
The host will like to make the home advantage count and was the team to look out for in the tournament. The recent Haryana Jnr State Champions in both boy's and the girl's category Panipat will be looking to bag another title. Some other strong teams were also playing their games on day 1 of the Senior State Kabaddi Championship. Hisar, Kurukshetra, Jhajjar, Panipat, Bhiwani, etc all were looking to get off the mark.
Match 1 CH. Dadri 42 VS Sirsa 18
The first match of the day saw the host CH. Dadri takes on Sirsa. What seemed to be an even contest at first ended with the total dominance of the host team as they beat Sirs by a margin of 24 points.
Match 2 Palwal 41 VS Jhajjar 20
The 2nd match saw Jhajjar take on the Men from Palwal. But the match, was a one-sided affair as the team from Palwal thrashed Jhajjar by 21 points to move to the next round.
Match 3 Fatehabad 12 VS Mahendargarh 23
The next game was the battle of unknowns, with both teams being neither too great nor too bad. This game started slow and, both teams matched each other toe to toe in the first half. But a good 2nd half start saw Mahendargarh win over the Fatehabad.
Match 4 Rohtak 23 VS Mewat 36
Game 4, had the first shocking result of the day as Mewat outsmarted the team from Rohtak in both halves to progress into the next round with a win by 13 points.
Match 5 Panipat 38 VS Rewari 10
Game 5 saw the big gun Panipat finally coming out. They started the tournament with a Crushing win over Rewari. They were restricted to scoring just 10 points in the whole game.
Match 6 Faridabad 34 VS Kurukshetra 9
In the 6th game, Faridabad played their best game to date. They were all over Kurukshetra and, thrashed them aside to move on ahead to the next round.
Match 7 Bhiwani 36 VS Karnal 17
Bhiwani also started with a bang as they overcame a spirited team from Karnal to win the game by 19 points. Karnal did all they could but could not close the gap in skill between them and their opponents.
Match 8 Ambala 11 VS Hisar 29
Hisar And Ambala went head to head against each other in the next game. Both would have ideally liked to avoid each other in the first round. But never late than never, and Hisar proved to be the better team as they won over by Ambala easily to make their way in the next round.
Match 9 Jind 38 VS Kaithal 12
Jind also spectacularly opened their account, with a thumping win over Kaithal. They would hope to build on this and move further ahead in the tournament.
Match 10 Yamunagar 4 VS Sonipat 27
Sonipat being one of the favorites to win the tournament proved to people why they deserve their tag. They closed down Yamunagar to just 4 points to move in the next round.
Match 11 Palwal 32 VS Panchkula 6
Palwal continued their red hot in the tournament by thrashing another team, this time in the form of Panchkula by 26 points.
Match 12 CH. Dadri 34 - Mahendargarh 13
The host continued their fine form with another thumping win, this time over Mahendargarh, whose tournament came to an end with this abrupt loss.
The battle of the most developed cities of Haryana took place as the inaugural game in the women's category. Faridabad proved to be too good on the day for Gurugram as they won by a handsome 25 points.
The next game was a total case of amateurs coming against professionals. Hisar did let Sirsa score any points as they were able to get just one point in the whole game and, the match felt like an exhibition game for them.
Match 3 Mewat 24 VS Karnal 32
Game 3 saw a battle of wits and patience. The teams started slowly in the first half and were scoring the odd points out. Both teams were trying to smell their opponents out. Karnal came out in the 2 nd half with a plan and executed it to perfection to win the game by 8 points.
Match 4 Palwal 33 VS Fatehabad 25
Game 4 was the first evenly contested game of the day. Both teams showed a great game of kabaddi and were not letting the other one go too far ahead. But eventually, the Palwal experience came in handy as they made it through to the net round.
The powerhouse Jind took on the darkhorse Kurukshetra with the place in the next round on the line. Both teams started at a high pace and with a strong defense. But the 2nd half was the turning point as Krurukshetra ran out of gas and handed Jind the place in the next round.
Match 6 Jhajjar 28 VS Ambala 7
The Game 6th saw Jhajjar, unlike their men counterpart who, disappointed earlier in the day, came out all guns blazing to thrash Ambala by 21 points to move on ahead.
Match 7 Panipat 40 VS Yamunanagar 14
The team that everyone was waiting for came out in the 7th game. Panipat took on Yamunanagar. The team from Yamunanagar battled hard but was no match for the superior Panipat team. Panipat won by 26 points.
Match 8 Panchkula 9 VS Bhiwani 32
Bhiwani went on a rampage in their first game as they completely outplayed the team from Panchkula to move ahead into the next round. With this win, they would hope to build for the game ahead.
Match 9 Sonipat 29 VS Kaithal 12
The next game witnessed Sonipat trounce their opponent Kaithal in both halves to register a 17 point victory over them and move into the next round.
Match 10 Rewari 5 VS CH. Dadri 50
The host just like their counterparts in the men's category started ruthlessly as they pinned down the team of Rewari. They managed to score just 5 points and scummed to a 35 points margin loss. They would like to make the home advantage count in the games ahead.
Match 11 Rohtak 23 VS Faridabad 14
Game 11 was the game of two halves. The team from Faridabad Started more aggressively and with an intent to win. But Rohtak tired them out to win the game in the 2nd half by 9 points.
Match 12 Hisar VS Karnal
Shifted to the next day.
Match 13 Palwal 27 VS Jind 14
The penultimate game of the day saw Palwal win over Jind. The game was too easy for Palwal as they hardly broke a sweat. But the next round would be much more difficult for them ahead or will it be not?
Match 14 Jhajjar 11 VS Mahendargarh 15
The last game of the day was a close low scoring game that kept the audience glued to their seats. Both teams matched each other head to head and it all came down to who would keep their nerves right in the death. Mahendargarh proved to have the nerves of steel as they managed to keep their small lead of 4 points to win the game and progress in the next round.