In a riveting Kabaddi showdown at the Thyagaraj Indoor Stadium in Delhi, Jaipur Pink Panthers reclaimed the top spot on the table with a stellar 27-22 victory over Dabang Delhi K.C. on Wednesday. Despite Arjun Deshwal’s remarkable 10-point performance for Jaipur, Dabang Delhi’s quest for a playoff berth faced a setback, extending into another week as they concluded their home leg on a subdued note.
Jaipur Pink Panthers demonstrated dominance from the outset, securing a commanding lead as Dabang Delhi struggled to find their footing. The early onslaught resulted in Jaipur initiating the first All-Out of the game, establishing a 10-3 lead by the time Delhi registered their initial point.
While Dabang Delhi K.C. gradually clawed their way back into contention, their defensive unit faced challenges, with Vikrant and Mohit struggling to secure successful tackles in the first half. Jaipur entered the halftime break with a comfortable seven-point lead, poised for another triumph.
Arjun Deshwal emerged as the tormentor-in-chief for Dabang Delhi K.C., maintaining consistency to ensure Jaipur Pink Panthers maintained their lead throughout the second half. Despite Dabang Delhi matching their rivals raid for raid, Jaipur’s advantage remained intact.
The intensity heightened in the final quarter, with Ashu Malik and Ashish spearheading a spirited comeback for Dabang Delhi K.C. Ashu’s brilliant running hand touch narrowed the gap to two points with three minutes remaining, seemingly tilting the momentum in the home team’s favor. However, Jaipur swiftly responded.
Reza Mirbagheri’s crucial Super Tackle widened the gap to four points with just over 100 seconds left on the clock, proving to be the decisive blow. Jaipur Pink Panthers astutely managed the clock in the closing moments, securing the victory and reclaiming their position at the summit of the table.
Top performers included Ashu Malik, securing 9 raid points, and Ashish, contributing 4 tackle points, for Dabang Delhi K.C. Arjun Deshwal led the charge for Jaipur Pink Panthers with an impressive 10 raid points, while Sunil Kumar excelled in defense with 4 tackle points. The thrilling encounter showcased the resilience and strategic prowess of Jaipur Pink Panthers as they aimed for glory in the Pro Kabaddi League.
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