Nagpur: Bengaluru Bulls defeated Bengal Warriors 31-25 to take the top spot in Zone B of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5 at the Mankapur Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday.
Ajay Kumar and Rohit Kumar scored nine and six points respectively to lead Bengaluru to a superb victory. For Bengal Warriors, Jang Kun Lee scored eight points but that wasn’t enough as they crashed to their first defeat of the campaign.
In Zone B, Bengaluru Bulls now top the table with 19 points after playing six matches. Bengal are now fourth with 11 points after three matches.
Rohit opened Bengaluru’s account with a raid in the first minute. Bengal had to wait till the third minute to get going as Maninder Singh scored with a raid. Bengaluru Bulls led 5-2 in the fourth minute as they sent Maninder to the bench.
Bengal scored their first tackle point in the seventh minute to trail 3-5. A couple of empty raids followed by both teams as Bengal Warriors levelled the game at 5-5 in the 10th minute.
Jang Kun Lee scored with a raid as Bengal Warriors led 8-6 after 12 minutes. The threat of an all out loomed large but Bengaluru came back to lead 9-8 after 13 minutes.
Bengaluru raiders struggled in the first half as they scored just three raid points in 16 minutes. With the score at 9-9, Bengaluru pulled off a super tackle.
Bengaluru let 12-9 after 18 minutes as Ajay scored a raid point. In an evenly poised half it was the Bengaluru that led 12-10 at half time.
In the second half Bengaluru survived getting all out as Ajay turned his magic around to put Bengaluru firmly in front. In the end, Bengaluru scored with a tackle point to close the score at 31-25.