Bengaluru Bulls wrapped up their league stage campaign in style as they beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 40-32 in a Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) clash at the Netaji Indoor Stadium on Thursday.
Bengaluru Bulls topped the table in Zone A and once again it was Pawan Sehrawat who led their charge. Sehrawat scored 16 points and was ably supported by Rohit Kumar, who chipped in with 5 crucial points.
For Jaipur, Deepak Niwas Hooda with 13 points top scored beside reaching the 700-raid point mark in the history of the league. It was a disappointing end of the league campaign for Jaipur Pink Panthers as they finished fifth in Zone A.
Sumit Singh picked up a two-point raid to get Bengaluru Bulls going as they led 3-1 after two minutes. Deepak was the key man for Jaipur in the first half. Both teams were neck and neck for majority of the first half.
A dominating show and how by @BengaluruBulls as they enter the playoffs as the top guns from Zone B after a stellar show in #JAIvBEN.
After 10 minutes of play, both teams were level at 8-8.
Bengaluru changed gears in the last five minutes of the first half with Pawan Sehrawat picking consecutive raid points.
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 Bulls led 19-16.
Bengaluru started the second half strongly with Rohit producing a super raid in the 27th to lead 25-18. Jaipur forced an all-out in the next minute to reduce the deficit to just five points.
With just over five minutes to go, Pawan picked up a two-point raid to give Bengaluru Bulls a 29-24 lead. Bengaluru Bulls then inflicted an all-out in the 37th minute to ensure their victory.