Pro Kabaddi League: Bengal Warriors beat Bengaluru Bulls in thrilling encounter

Maninder Singh was the star of the day as Bengal Warriors edged past Bengaluru Bulls 33-31 in a close and thrilling Pro Kabaddi match in Pune on Friday.Maninder scored 14 points for Bengal and proved to be the difference for their team while he was well supported by Mahesh Goud, who won six important raid points for Bengal.On the other hand, Pawan Sehrawat’s super 10 performance for Bengaluru went in vain as the team were let down by their defence.Bengaluru defence managed to get just three tackle points and that is what cost them eventually.Rohit Kumar and Maninder got a couple of raid points each for their teams as both teams were neck-and-neck after three minutes of play.Mahesh Goud’s raid in the fourth minute gave Bengal Warriors a chance to level it at 4-4.Also read – Pro Kabaddi League: Gujarat Fortune Giants end home leg with win over Haryana Steelers Mahesh Goud was Bengaluru Bulls’s best performer on the day. (@ProKabaddi Photo)In the 7th minute, Kashiling Adake made a successful raid to level the score at 6-6.There was little to separate the two teams as both refused to give an inch. Rohit made a two-point raid in the 13th minute to give Bengaluru Bulls little breathing space as they led 11-9.Bengal Warriors then fought back as they inflicted an all out in the 15th minute to lead 13-11.It was a closely fought encounter but Bengal went into the break holding a four point lead with the score 18-14 in their favour.advertisementManinder continued his fine raiding form with a point at the start of the second half and then followed it up with a two-point raid in the 23rd minute as Bengal led 23-15.Bengaluru Bulls, however, soon cut the deficit to five points in the 29th minute.Pawan Sehrawat came up with a moment of brilliance as his two-point raid led to an all out and Bengaluru tied the match at 26-26 in the 33rd minute.READ – Pro Kabaddi League: Pardeep Narwal stars as Patna Pirates thrash Tamil ThalaivasIn the next minute Maninder responded with a super raid of his own to give Bengal 29-26 lead.The last five minutes were a tense affair but Bengal refused to panic. Kashiling Adake got two raid points in the last couple of minutes of the match to keep Bengaluru within touching distance.However, it was Maninder yet again who scored a raid point in the 38th minute to give Bengal 33-28 lead as they were assured of full points in the match.The night also another extremely thrilling encounter as Jaipur Pink Panthers and Puneri Paltan tied 30-30. PKL: Jaipur Pink Panthers led 17-10 at half time but Puneri Paltan turned the tide to eke out a draw. (@ProKabaddi Photo)(With PTI inputs)Also watch – read more