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UP Yoddha shows the might of their defence, secures a thrilling win over Bengal Warriors

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Maninder Singh was kept quite by the UP defenders
Maninder Singh was kept quite by the UP defenders

1st September 2019, Bengaluru: UP Yoddha – the UP franchisee of the Pro Kabaddi League today secured an exciting 32-29 win over Bengal Warriors at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bengaluru in Match 69 of Vivo Pro-Kabaddi. Riding on Shirkant Jadhav’s 9 raid points, who also completed his 300 points in Vivo Pro Kabaddi during the match and Nitesh Kumar’s 7(first high 5 of the season) tackle points UP secured their fifth win of the season. 

In the first half, UP Yoddha had a slow start as Bengal Warriors got the first points on the board with 19 minutes left in the half the Bengal were 2-0 up. UP Yoddha soon made a comeback and scored 2 quick points. But Bengal soon raced into a 6-2 lead. It was then Nitesh Kumar who pulled in some heroics.

A super tackle by Nitesh Kumar closed the gap to 4-6 for UP. With 10 minutes to go it was again Kumar as another super tackle by him on Mohd. Nabibakhsh reduced Bengal’s lead to only a single point. Within only 12 minutes of Kumar raced to his first high 5 of the season.

Young Ankush was brought in with 2 players for UP on the mat and in a do-or-die raid he pulled off a two pointer to bring back his team in the game. In a defence dominated first half, the half-time score stood at 12-13 in favour of Bengal Warriors. 

In the second half, the defence of UP Yoddha continued their domination. They inflicted an all-out on Bengal four minutes into the half and went into a two point lead at 19-17. It was neck to neck competition as both the teams kept on scoring points on defence. At 25-24 in favour of UP Yoddha, the teams went into the official time-out. 

The last five minutes belonged to UP as they dominated both in defence and the offence. With less than 3 minutes to go UP Yoddha led by 29-26. UP Yoddha held their nerve as they closed the game 32-29 to secure their second win on the trot.

U.P. Yoddha are now placed 7th on the points table with 32 points (5 wins, 5 losses and 2 draws). U.P. Yoddha will now play the Patna Pirates on 6th September, 2019 in Bengaluru’s Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium.

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