A collective efficiency led by star raider Pawan Sehrawat helped Bengaluru Bulls thrash Gujarat Giants 49-29 within the second eliminator match of Professional Kabaddi League (PKL) season eight.
Pawan Sehrawat scored 13 factors whereas Mahender clinched a Excessive 5 from the duvet place. The Bulls outplayed Gujarat in each division with secondary raiders Bharat and Chandran Ranjit additionally contributing to the factors.
Gujarat lacked the same old focus within the defence and conceded an early lead which they discovered tough to chase. Bengaluru Bulls will now play Dabang Delhi Ok.C. within the second semi-final on Wednesday.
The match had a cagey begin with each groups sizing one another up. The defences made uncanny errors whereas raiders took a really cautious method. However Bengaluru slowly began dominating with their secondary raider Chandran Ranjit additionally chipping in with worthwhile factors. That double-headed assault together with Pawan gave Bulls their first ALL OUT within the 14th minute to open a 9-point lead.
Gujarat did not let the ALL OUT have an effect on them badly and instantly initiated a fightback. Rakesh S and Pardeep Kumar began dominating the raids and decreased Bengaluru to simply 2 males on the court docket within the closing minute of the primary half. However Mahender clinched a Tremendous Deal with proper earlier than the interval to finish the half with the scores 24-17. Gujarat had simply 1 sort out level within the first half.
The Bulls prevented an early ALL OUT with one other Tremendous Deal with by Mahender within the first minute of the second half. He picked his Excessive 5 within the course of and Bharat then backed it up with a 4-point Tremendous Raid.
The numerical benefit helped the Bulls inflict one other ALL OUT within the sixth minute after the restart to make the scores 35-21. Pawan secured his Tremendous 10 because the Bulls opened a 15-point benefit with 10 minutes remaining within the eliminator spherical.
The Bulls continued to dominate with their defence thwarting the Giants with ease. That they had 14 sort out factors in comparison with Gujarat’s 5 with 5 minutes remaining.
Bengaluru was additionally buoyed by the truth that each Bharat and Chandran Ranjit had been having an excellent sport. This ensured Pawan spent little or no time within the dugout.
The Season 6 champions inflicted one other ALL OUT with 3 minutes remaining to make the scores 48-28. The Bulls’ defenders saved calm within the closing minutes to clinch an necessary playoff win.