Haryana trump Bengaluru at the last moment !
Haryana Steelers beats defending champions Bengaluru Bulls with a score of 33-30, a close-fought encounter that went down to the wire. This match was announced and predicted to be as one of the most interesting matches of Vivo PKL Season 7 as the Bulls were pretty much an established powerhouse of the league but the Steelers have had a commanding grip on the tournament in the early stage of the season. The EKA Arena in Ahmedabad played host to these two teams and their respective fanbases for the night.
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The first half of the game witnessed Haryana go in with a singular goal of stopping danger man Pawan Sehrawat at all costs and on a crucial do-or-die raid, they got him out as per plan. On the other hand, the rest of Bengaluru was turning defense to offense quickly and gaining some raid points for the team, keeping the contest very close in the first period. Going into the second half, the Bulls were clinging onto a 1 point lead with the score of 17-16.
Coming into the second half, both teams played safe and strategized to get the better of each other. But the Steelers were extra cautious on defense and offense and always ensured to be one step ahead of the Bulls. This neck to neck game ended with a close score of 33-30 with Haryana taking down the defending champs and record their second consecutive win.
Vikash Khandola's All round performance takes Steelers past Bulls
Vikash Khandola from the winning side was the player of the match with 12 points to his name and with that, he also achieved a personal milestone of 200 career raid points.
Head to head: Bengaluru Bulls vs Haryana Steelers.
Tough contest ahead as both resilient teams to face off!
The past 2 seasons of PKL have seen the Bulls and Steelers fight twice and both have won a game each. It will be interesting to see who will come out on top tonight and break the tie.