After a spectacular opening day of the SUPER 6 stage, 2nd day would start with a mouth-watering tie. Where old nemesis, NK Academy would take on Bhaini School, who beat them twice during the pool stage and would look to complete their hat-trick of wins. Bhaini School would look to forget the past result and start fresh out here with a win against tournament favorites that would send shock waves across their rivals to come.
NK started with four defenders, two raiders, and one all-rounder in their starting 7. BS decided to go with four defenders and three raiders. BS won the toss and chose the court, with NKA raiding out first.
Umesh was the first raider out for NKA and started with a touchpoint by jumping over the on-rushing defender. Mohit Goyat started for BS with an empty raid. Nitin R came in for the 2nd raid for BS but was closed down with NKA taking a two-point lead. Vinay came in for the game's first D.O.D raid, he thought went back with a two-point raid, but it was video reviewed by BS and changed back to a single point.
BS opened their account by pushing Vinay out of the mat. NKA replied by tackling Mohit Goyat out and reviving him again. Nitin R saw his D.O.D raid failed as he got out with NKA maintaining their two-point lead. Mohit Goyat was having a tough time, as he failed to open his account with over 12 mins gone in the half.
Both teams were playing cautiously. The defense was on high alert for both the teams preferring to playing on D.O.D raids. Nitin R took the first touchpoint for his team in the 16th min of the half. BS took the first time-out of the game as the teams were still close (BS 7-9 NKA).
After the restart, Mohit Goyat was able to score his first touchpoint for his team. But Vinay replied with the first super raid, as the first half ended with NKA leading by 2 points.
2nd half action was underway with Mohit Goyat being closed out again. Vinay scored the first point of the half in his D.O.D raid as Bhaini School now had only three players on the mat. But Sahil Rajesh got the better of Rohit Raghav, Krishan as they both conceded the touchpoint and their lead was cut short to just two points.
Umesh Failed in his D.O.D raid as Mohit scored back in his next raid to bring the tie back to 14 apiece. Mohit scored a touchpoint again, with Deepak was taken down next by the defense, with the game's first all-out got inflicted, as BS turned around the game by taking the lead for the first time in the game.
With just under 7 mins left, NKA now had to do all the chasing as they were 3 points behind, with Rohit scoring back-to-back points. Vinay finally scored in his D.O.D raid as the tide of the match changed again. Kismat failed in his D.O.D raid, with the game bought back to 22 apiece. And Vinay produced the moment of the game as he wriggles past two players to force an all-out over. Under 2 mins left NK lead by 3 points, with Mohit failing to score in his raid. Vinay slowed down his raid during the last min of the game as Nk won by 6 points. NK 30 - 24 BS.
NKA showed fantastic character to win back the game after being all-out and without their lead raider, Rakesh moves an inch closer towards the playoff. BS failed to beat NKA again as they failed to hold down to their lead and gave the match away. Now they will look to bounce back in the game against Parveen and Jasvir Academy.