On the inaugural day of IIPKL Mysuru leg, Pondicherry, and Diler Delhi emerged winner while second match ended in tie
On the first day of IIPKL Mysuru leg, we saw 3 thrilling matches as Pune Pride faced off against Pondicherry Predators, Haryana Heroes faced off Bangalore Rhinos, and in the third game Diler Delhi faced off Telugu Bulls
In the first match of the evening between Pune Pride and Pondicherry Predators we saw Pondicherry Predators dominating from the beginning and in the initial 2 quarters they were leading, especially in the second quarter Pondicherry Predators were leading by 6 points.
In the second half Pune Pride tried a comeback and scored 12 points against 7 points of the Pondicherry Predators in the 3rd quarter and narrowed the difference to 27-29. R Suresh Kumar playing for Pondicherry Predators was on fire and scored 12 points for the team and led to victory and final score stood at 41-33.
The second match of the day, was between North and South, Haryana Heroes Vs. Bangalore Rhinos. This was a match with ups and downs for all the 4 quarters as in the first quarter Haryana Heroes showed some brilliant game and took 6 points lead but could not continue the momentum in the second hald and could just score 6 points against Bangalore Rhinos 12 and score was equal.
After half time it was a close match as both the teams were giving a tough competition to each other and Bangalore Rhinos took one point lead by end of the 3rd quarter. 4th and the final quarter remained tight and Haryana Heroes leveled the score by end of the quarter and match ended in a tie with final score 36-36 on the board. Arumugam from Bangalore Rhinos was awarded as player and raider of the match with 14 points and Lakhan Varkiya was the best defender with 7 points.
In the third match of the day between Diler Delhi and Telugu Bulls, Sunil Jaipal showes some excellent raiding prowess in the last quarter of the game and led his team to victory. In the first 3 quarters Telugu Bulls were leading but could not continue the momentum and lost the match in the fourth quarter. Sunil Jaipal was awarded as best raider with 14 points in his name.