Pro Kabaddi League – Season 6 – MATCH-130-BENGAL WARRIORS VS BENGALURU BULLS
Match 130 of Pro Kabaddi League season 6, held on Dec 26, saw the Bengal Warriors play against Bengaluru Bulls.
Bengal’s spirited display in the last five minutes of the game gave them a 37-31 win over Bulls at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium in Kolkata. Maninder top scored in the game with 16 raid points while Pawan returned with a super 10 for Bengaluru Bulls.
Bulls entered the break with a slender lead of 3 points
Rohit Kumar and Maninder Singh started the proceedings of the game with an empty raid. Pawan’s two successful raids followed up by a tackle on Ramesh gave Bulls a 3-0 lead. Maninder and Lee’s successful raid reduced the deficit to one point with the latter becoming the first foreigner to reach 400 raid points in PKL. Maninder picked up a two-point raid in the do-or-die raid before Rohit responded to it with a two-point raid that gave Bulls a 7-4 lead. Harish’s two-point raid followed up by Pawan’s touch point dented Warriors comeback in the game. Bulls maintained their lead throughout the half before Lee’s two-point raid reduced the deficit to two points. Rohit picked up the last point of the half as Bulls entered the break with a 15-12 lead.
Bengal completed a clean sweep over Bulls in this season
As the second half started both the teams started to play only during the do-or-die raids before Rohit’s successful raid reduced Warriors to a single player on the mat. In the 24th minute, Rohit’s touch on Maninder inflicted an all-out n Bengal to take a 21-15 lead. Post the all-out Maninder’s three raid points reduced their deficit to three points. Maninder and with the help of other defenders Bengal inflicted an all-out on Bulls with Ran Singh’s successful raid to take a 26-25 lead for the first time in the game. Post the all-out Maninder picked up a brilliant 5-point super raid to change the entire complexion of the game in favor of the hosts thereby completing his super 10. A two-point raid by Maninder in the next minute reduced Bulls to a single player on the mat. In the 37th minute, Bengal inflicted another all-out on Bulls with Baldev’s back hold on Harish to take a 36-27 lead. The game ended in an interesting fashion as Ran Singh did not cross the baulk line thereby giving two points to Bulls and thus handed a point for Bulls from the game.
Here are the match scores
PKL on Social Media
Here are some of the popular social media posts on the clash between Bengal Warriors and Bengaluru Bulls.
Bengal Warriors tweet after the game
— Bengal Warriors (@BengalWarriors) December 26, 2018
Tweet by Pro Kabbadi after the match
#KOLvBEN – a tale of two halves!
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) December 26, 2018
Bengaluru Bulls tweet after the game
Yet another tough night but we are still leading the points table!#FullChargeMaadi #VivoPKL6 #KOLvBEN #BengaluruBulls #BB #Kabaddi #VivoProKabaddiLeague #Season6 #KhelKabaddi #LePanga pic.twitter.com/Y84yqQ5Ejp
— Bengaluru Bulls (@BengaluruBulls) December 26, 2018