Amit Ashok Academy came into this encounter ranked number.1 in their pool and walked out unscathed with solidity as they brushed off the challenge proposed by Deepak Niwas Hooda Foundation with a margin of 10 points. It appeared like the match was between AAA and Prateek Dahiya as the rest of the players from DNHF simply did not turn up and that cost them this match.
Prateek Dahiya with the league's second-highest raid points(106) put up a valiant effort to continue the winning momentum that DNHF attained over the last two matches but a loss here has put them in a tricky situation with Warriors Arena Academy breathing under their noses with one extra match in their kitty.
The first few minutes of the match saw a battle of sorts as none of the teams were giving an inch to one another and made the scoreline read 4-4, but then multiple empty raids by DNHF gave a sniff to AAA which they grasped onto with both hands and raced away with it in the first half itself as the trio of Ashu Malik(10 points), Ravish Ranbir(07 points), and Mohit Rajesh(07 points) brought their A-game in both defense and offense ably supported by others. As a result, the scoreline at the halfway stage read 18-10 in favor of AAA.
DNHF's only chance of a probable comeback was viable in the first few minutes of the second half when they pulled off an all-out against AAA, helping their way reduce the margin of the deficit to 5 points with the scoreline reading 20-15, but that turned out to be the last struggle before inevitable where AAA regained the deficit and held onto it till the final whistle. The major difference though, between both the teams was their defense as that determined the whole match with the margin being 13-6 in favor of AAA for which the credit should go to the league's second-best defender in the form of Mohit Rajesh with 37 points.
Rightfully the best raider and the DOD raider were awarded to Ashu Malik of DNHF, whereas Mohit Rajesh deservedly won the best defender and the best player of the match from AAA.
DNHF has caught itself in a tricky situation with one match to go against Nawal Golden Club today (01/08/2021) at 06:00 P.M., whereas, AAA is comfortably sitting at the top of their pool with their final match pitted against Warriors Arena Academy today (01/08/2021) at 08:00 P.M.
The battle for the top three has just intensified and is going to get down to the wire as teams will go out to qualify for a spot in SUPER 6. The final day of the Pool B league stage has its fair share of thrill to be unfolded.
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Venue: Future Fighters Kabaddi Academy , Gurugram.