UP Yoddha prove a point against Bengal Warriors

UP Yoddha produced impressive defensive brilliance to outclass the Bengal Warriors 32-29 in PKL 7 at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bangalore. Nitesh Kumar from the winning side was the star for the day as he bagged a High 5.

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Highlights | UP Yoddha's outsmart Bengal to get a last raid victory

 

Bengal Warriors raced to a quick start with their raiding unit looking very keen to take a lead. Monu Goyat’s absence in the UP team meant that the raiding duties fell in the hands of Nitesh Kumar. Both teams traded blows with each-others defenders as the first half ended with the Bengal side leading 13-12.

 

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UP Yoddha had the momentum with them in the early minutes of the second half as they went on to seal an All-Out in the 6th minute of the half to move to a two-point lead (19-17). On the other hand, Baldev Singh, who secured a High 5 and a defensive Rinku Narwal were equally impressive for the Warriors’ side.

UP moved to a three-point lead with less than three minutes remaining after Bengal tried to play on the do-or-die situations. The defense ensured they remained focused to see UP Yoddha through to an important victory and avenge for their 31-point defeat early in the season.

Will alternating fortunes of Bengal and UP continue?
Nitesh shines to bring the win to UP Yoddha, took care of defense of the team tackle kept his target out of the mat.

 

Super tackle by UP Yoddhas, Amit played important role in defense to be the most assisted defender of the match. Image courtesy: Vivo Pro Kabaddi
Super tackle by UP Yoddhas, Amit played important role in defense to be the most assisted defender of the match. Image courtesy: Vivo Pro Kabaddi

 


Match Preview: Will alternating fortunes of Bengal and UP continue? 

Both teams have had alternating fortunes. In the last 6 matches, both UP and Bengal have won alternate matches. Both teams won their previous matches, Bengal against Tamil and UP against Pune. Bengal however come into this match looking a bit more complete in both raiding and tackling departments. Bengal’s raiding trio is looking unstoppable. They have together scored ~20 points in every match - highest this season. UP raiding on the other hand is one of worst performing at 14 points every match. Sumit Kumar, UP Yoddhas left corner has the most successful tackles this season at 38 tackles. Together UP corners have 59 successful tackles across 11 matches. Bengal corners have had a up-down season. Every time Rinku and Baldev fire, Bengal notches easy wins. 

Head to Head: UP Yoddhas vs Bengal Warriors

UP Yoddhas is playing against Bengal Warriors

 

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