Bulls top Zone B; Pirates out

Last Updated 27 December 2018, 19:03 IST

Pawan Sehrawat dished out a superlative display as Bengaluru Bulls thrashed Jaipur Pink Panthers 40-32 to finish on top of Zone B of the Pro Kabaddi League, here on Thursday.

Sehrawat made his 11th Super 10 this season en route 16 raid points to jump to the top of the raiders leaderboard with 236 points, three ahead of Pardeep Narwal of Patna Pirates.

Bengaluru will now take on Gujarat Fortunegiants in the Qualifier one in Kochi on December 31.

Meanwhile, UP Yoddha beat Bengal Warriors 41-25 to progress. Yoddha’s win meant defending champion Patna crashed out of the competition. Yoddha finished with 57 points, two more than the Pirates.

From Zone A, apart from Gujarat, U Mumba and Dabang Delhi K C are the other teams who have qualified for the knockouts.

Earlier, Sehrawat found fine support from his captain Rohit Kumar, who made five raid points as Bengaluru executed two all outs to seal an easy win.

Deepak Niwas Hooda was the key man for Jaipur in the first half. After 10 minutes of play, both teams were level 8-8. In the 19th minute, Bengaluru inflicted an all out to lead 19-14 but Jaipur scored two quick points in the 20th minute to end the first half strongly.

At the end of the first half, Bengaluru led 19-16.

Knockouts: At Kochi: Dec 30: U Mumba vs UP Yoddha (Eliminator 1); Dabang Delhi K C vs Bengal Warriors (Eliminator 2); Dec 31: Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Bengaluru Bulls (Qualifier 1).

(Published 27 December 2018, 19:02 IST)

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